Houseplants

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,…

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…