Houseplants

How To Start Kitchen Gardening 

Learning how to start kitchen gardening is the perfect solution if don’t have a lot of space, time, or money to invest in a large garden. When Is The Right Time To Start Kitchen Gardening? The best time to start kitchen gardening is in the spring when the weather is warm and there is plenty…

How To Make Gardening Easier 

You need to know how to make gardening easier if you love spending time outdoors and tending to your plants. 10 Ways To Make Your Gardening Easier 1. Start with a small area: When you’re just starting, it’s easier to maintain a smaller garden. Not only will it be less work for you, but you’ll…

Here’s How Gardening Helps The Environment

Want to know how gardening contributes to the environment? Well, here’s how gardening helps the environment. Reasons Why You Should Consider Your Environment While Gardening? When gardening, it’s important to be conscious of the impact you have on the environment. There are many things to consider to create a sustainable and eco-friendly garden. Here are…

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How To Make a Dish Garden

A dish garden is a type of indoor garden that is growing in popularity. Dish gardens are usually small and can be created using a wide variety of container sizes and materials. They are easy to care for and make a great addition to any home or office. Keep on reading to know how to…

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How To Properly Use a Gardening Hoe

A gardening hoe is a tool that is used to weed gardens and break up the soil. It has a long handle with a sharp blade on one end. The blade is usually made of metal or plastic. Gardening hoes are important tools for gardeners. Thus, it’s important to know how to properly use gardening…

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How To Make Gardening Tools At Home

Making your own gardening tools at home is a great way to save money and get exactly what you need. With a little time and effort, you can easily learn how to make gardening tools at home and make all the tools you need to keep your garden looking its best. Tips On How To…

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How To Permaculture Your Apartment

Permaculture is a design system that can be used to create ecological and self-sufficient homes and communities. Permaculture takes its name from the words “permanent” and “culture,” because it is a way of designing that results in permanent systems which mimic the patterns found in nature. Let’s expand on how to permaculture apartment. There are…

Are Monstera Plants Poisonous to Pets? (Leaves, Stems, & Fruit)

If you’ve ever found a bite taken out of one of your houseplants, you may have had that moment where your heart sinks. How bad is this going to be? The ASPCA lists monstera as being toxic to cats & dogs. (And people.) That doesn’t mean that monstera is deadly, though. The primary symptoms of…

Are Hoya Plants Poisonous? (& Allergy Info)

Hoya plants are a popular household plant. They are easy to care for and come in a variety of colors. If you’ve got kids or pets, though, you might be wondering if they’re poisonous. They are generally safe plants, but there are some things about them you may need to know. Are Hoya Plants Poisonous…

11 Best Orchids to Add to Your Terrarium

Orchids are surprisingly low-maintenance plants and will remain in bloom for several weeks at a time. With close to 200,000 natural and hybrid varieties to choose from, there’s a unique orchid just waiting to be added to your terrarium.  Some orchid varieties are epiphytic, meaning they grow in air and do not need to be…

11 Great Spiky Houseplants for YOU to Grow

Spiky houseplants add interest to interior decor. They aren’t your typical indoor plants, so they make great conversation starters. Most houseplants with spikes will be in the succulent or cacti family. These two plant families are closely related, and plants from either family will be low-maintenance and easy to grow. Some of the most common…

Why Your Peace Lily Won’t Flower

Peace lilies are a popular choice for house plants due to their beautiful appearance and generally low-maintenance lifestyle. However, if your peace lily isn’t flowering with its beautiful white spathes, you’ll want to check its conditions and make adjustments. Peace lilies typically only bloom in spring and autumn (for around a month each), so if…

11 Reasons Orchid Leaves Turn Yellow (and How To Fix Them)

Orchids are visually appealing and a popular house plant because they are easy to maintain. They can also survive in various conditions. Unfortunately, if something goes wrong, orchids will communicate with yellowing leaves.  An orchid’s leaves turning yellow can be due to the roots’ inability to move nutrients and water around the plant. This often…

How To Grow Peace Lilies Outdoors

Peace lilies are the perfect plants to grow due to their ease of care. Peace lily plant care is relatively simple, but proper growing conditions are still necessary. Although they’re usually grown indoors as houseplants, peace lilies can also grow outdoors.  The most important part of growing a peace lily outdoors is protecting it from…

Why Do Prayer Plant Leaves Close at Night?

Prayer plants are among the most interesting plants one can have in their home because they bring a certain liveliness, color, and movement to what may be an otherwise drab space. But why do these prayer plants experience nyctinasty, involving the “opening” and “closing” of their leaves based on the time of day?  Prayer plants…

Are ZZ Plants Safe for Cats & Dogs?

Zamioculcas zamiifolia, also known as the ZZ plant, is a low-maintenance and easy-to-grow succulent from Africa, gaining popularity as a houseplant in the US. However, pet owners may be extra cautious about or entirely avoid adding this plant to their collection.  ZZ plants are not safe for cats and dogs, as they contain calcium oxalate…

14 Best Hanging Plants for Your Shower

House plants are great for every room in your home, and the bathroom is no exception. Many plants do especially well in high humidity environments, making them perfect for hanging in your shower.  The best hanging plants for your shower are Pothos, Eucalyptus, English ivy, Kimberly queen fern, Snake plant, Sword fern, Spider plants, Prayer…

How To Save an Overwatered Lithops

One of the most common mistakes plant owners make with succulents is overwatering them, and Lithops are no different. Overwatering can mean a quick death for most Lithops. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to save them. To save an overwatered lithops, you should put your plant outside where it can get some…

How To Use Neem Oil on Houseplants

Finding pests feeding on and destroying your beloved garden plants can be any gardener’s worst nightmare. Many plant collectors and enthusiasts have resorted to using neem oil, which is a natural pesticide proven to be effective against many common pests. However, using the product isn’t without its risks. To use neem oil, check whether the…

Do ZZ Plants Like To Be Root Bound? (When + How To Repot)

Zamioculcas zamiifolia, commonly known as the ZZ plant or the Zanzibar Gem, is a popular, low maintenance plant that is almost impossible to kill. But does it like being root bound? ZZ plants are okay with being slightly root-bound. They are slow growers and don’t like wet feet, so a smaller pot is better than…

Is Dracaena Toxic to Cats & Dogs?

You’re thinking about getting a Dracaena plant, but you’re wondering if it might cause your pet harm. Some houseplants are toxic to cats and dogs, and some are harmless. It can be a bit bewildering to figure out which is which.  Dracaena is toxic to both cats and dogs. When ingested, Dracaena can cause unpleasant…

Why Do Monstera Leaves Have Holes? (Leaf Fenestration)

Few indoor plants are as beloved as the monstera. Prized for their hole-covered leaves, these enormous plants can add tropical tranquility to any space. If you own one, you might wonder what exactly causes these holes (known as leaf fenestration) to occur.  A prominent theory as to why monstera leaves have holes is that the…

Reasons Why Your Monstera Has Black Spots (& How To Fix Them)

Black spots on your Monstera plant can cause you a lot of alarm. However, don’t panic. There are many different causes for black spots on a Monstera, and most of them are treatable, especially if caught early. Your Monstera may have black spots due to root rot from overwatering, low humidity, sunburns, infection, nutrient deficiency,…

How To Grow a Giant Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa are a great plant, but who can be satisfied with a small, leggy little monstera growing in a corner when you can have a giant monstera with just a little extra effort? Growing a giant monstera deliciosa plant will require providing good quality soil, fertilizing regularly with a quality fertilizer like osmocote, watering…

Is Bamboo Toxic To Cats & Dogs?

So you got a new bamboo plant as a gift, but you’ve heard that it can be toxic to cats and dogs, and you have both in your family. But when you went online to research this, you came across several conflicting messages. Is bamboo really toxic to cats and dogs or not? Real bamboo…

6 Signs Your Monstera Is Under-Watered

Various Monstera species are among the most popular houseplants, mainly because of their peculiar leaves and low maintenance requirements. However, when they feel neglected and could use a bit more water, they can communicate their needs through some telltale signs.  You would know that your Monstera is under-watered if the soil is dry and has…

Why Are My Monstera’s Leaves Drooping?

Monstera deliciosa is a generally resilient plant that can bounce back from abuse. That’s why they’re such a popular houseplant for beginners and green-thumbed pros alike. Still, if your plant’s leaves are drooping, you’ll need to diagnose and cure the issue before your plant dies.  The most common reason why Monstera leaves start drooping is…

Monstera Watering Guide: How Often to Water 7 Monstera Varieties

A monstera is an indoor climbing evergreen perennial vine plant that adds a stunning look and brings joy to people who appreciate flowers; however, it needs proper care. This includes proper watering habits.  How and how often you water a monstera depends on the type of species you are watering, the method of watering, and…

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How To Set Up a Trellis for Your Monstera

Monstera is a trendy tropical plant that can grow very big if taken care of properly. With aerial roots, it takes water and nutrients from the trees in the forest and the air in the apartment if it’s in a pot. Due to its very high tendency to grow out of the pot, monstera needs…

Monstera Dubia: How To Buy & Care for Them

Monstera dubia is an uncommon and underappreciated species of Monstera, compared to the more common Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii. This kind of Monstera can be challenging to track down. You won’t find this at big-box retailers, so how can you buy one, and when you do buy one, how can you care for them?…

Monstera on Stake/Trellis

5 Signs Your Monstera Is Overwatered (& How To Save It)

Monsteras are beautiful plants, and having one can add that extra “oomph” to your house or workspace. Unfortunately, it’s easy to overwater these plants, as many people don’t know how often is appropriate. With that in mind, are there signs to look out for?  Signs of overwatered monstera are brown and yellow leaves, mushy stems…

Monstera Adansonii v Laniata: Care Guide

There are several plants under the genus Monstera, and the majority of these are popular houseplants. While the Monstera Deliciosa is the plant that comes to most people’s minds when the genus is mentioned, the Monstera Adansonii is fairly popular, particularly the Monstera Adansonii var Laniata.  Caring for the Monstera Adansonii var Laniata is similar…

Monstera Obliqua: Where To Buy & How To Care for Them

Monstera obliqua is a relatively rare species famous for its significantly larger fenestrations than other Monstera variants. It is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, and its rarity has made it so attractive and expensive that plant collectors are willing to pay much for it. You can buy Monstera obliqua from…

Variegated Monstera: Why Are They So Expensive & Care Guide

Houseplants have been an essential part of home decor for years, but they have become increasingly popular over time. More and more people have taken to collecting and growing expensive plants at home since different varieties of plants have become more accessible, and customers have become more knowledgeable. One of the most costly types of…

What Should You Do With Aerial Roots on a Monstera? (Everything You Need To Know)

Monstera plants are one of the most popular and expensive house plants across the world. They’re known for their large leaves that instantly bring a sense of the tropical jungles to most cramped apartments. Monstera plants are also hard to care for since they are large climbing vines with specific environmental requirements.  The aerial roots…

What To Do if Your Monstera’s Leaves Don’t Split

Monstera and its well-known variants, such as the Swiss Cheese Plant or split-leaf philodendrons, are famous and valued for their natural holes or splits on the leaves. However, some Monstera plants fail to exhibit the feature. It may be disturbing for some plant collectors, but thankfully, there are ways to resolve this issue. If your…

How Much Light Does a Monstera Need?

Monstera plants are beautiful, popular additions to indoor and outdoor plant collections. You might think that with their beautiful fenestrated leaves and potential for enormous growth, Monsteras might be difficult to take care of. With the proper knowledge, you can learn how to nurture this gorgeous plant with ease.  A Monstera needs 10-12 hours of…

How To Root Monstera Cuttings

Monstera plants make for gorgeous decorations, but their desire to spread can lead to massive, unruly plants. Luckily, it’s easy to propagate cuttings from your Monstera into new plants by rooting them in either water or soil.  To root monstera cuttings, you want to make a 45 degree cut directly below a node on your…

Everything You Need To Know About Monstera Nodes

Monstera deliciosa is a gorgeous plant with sturdy growth, broad leaves, and delicious fruits. However, the plant is expensive, and it may not flower or grow fruit as an indoor houseplant. Luckily, you can grow the plant indoors or outdoors and propagate it using Monstera nodes.   Monstera nodes are the most significant part of the…

How To Prune Your Monstera

Monstera plants are an excellent addition to any house plant collector or novice; they have large beautiful leaves with fenestrations which give them the nickname the “Swiss cheese plant.” These holes or fenestrations allow sunlight to pierce the forest floor and provide added growth to the roots. Monstera plants need pruning regularly and during the…

16 Amazing Monstera Varieties YOU Should Grow

Monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant) is a unique and gorgeous flowering plant from the Araceae family. The plant hails from Central and South America, and it has large leaves with extensive perforations known as fenestrations. Although monstera is now a popular indoor or outdoor plant, many people may not realize there are different monstera varieties.  There…