Houseplants

15 Shade Loving Plants for BEAUTIFUL Hanging Baskets

Everyone has shady outdoor areas where a pop of color is needed – and what better way to bring in the color than with a hanging basket of live plants. A covered porch, patio, pergola, or other structure that produces shade can still be home to plants that develop colorful, interesting foliage and/or colorful blooms….

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…

Monstera on Stake/Trellis

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…