General Plant Care

plant with moss pole

Q&A: How to keep moss poles moist (and WHY its SO important!)

Moss poles provide a climbing structure for plants. They enable certain climbing plants to latch onto the pole using aerial roots (roots that grow above-ground) and grow upwards, towards the sunlight. This mimics the plant’s native environment, where it grows on top of larger plants or trees, as it competes with others for precious sunlight. […]

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My Click & Grow Review – (Is it Worth paying ~US$100 for?)

Click & Grow Smart Garden is a portable indoor garden that enables plants to grow 365 days a year. This “portable garden” comes complete with pods that grow individual plants, an LED light system, and a self-watering mechanism that ensures your plants stay watered for 2-4 weeks. 🙂 The higher-end version (Click & Grow Smart

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a root-bound peace lily

How to Repot a Root-Bound Peace Lily (2 Things people forget…)

When your plant shows signs of being root-bound, it’s your cue to upsize its pot. Not doing so is detrimental to your plant, as: there is not enough room for the rootball to grow to support a larger plant; and there is insufficient soil to support your plant’s nutritional needs. Both reasons cause stress, slow

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mealybugs clustered on the stem of a tree

Get Rid of Pesky Mealybugs on Houseplants (#1 Easy STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae) are a common plant pest that appears as cottony masses on stems and leaves. Soft-bodied and sap-sucking, these insects can be found feeding year-round in warmer climates. Mealybugs get their name from their white, powdery outer layer, which resembles cornmeal. While harmless to humans, mealybugs can cause damage to houseplants by piercing plant

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How to Increase Humidity for Houseplants (4 Amazing Ways for THRIVING plants!)

If you live in an arid climate, humidity levels will likely be an aspect of plant care that needs your attention. One reason for this is that the typical American home has ~30% humidity. On the other hand, the average houseplant needs ~60% humidity to thrive! What can we do to bridge the “humidity gap”?

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Water your Plants Correctly (#1 HOW-to Guide + what to AVOID!)

Watering your plants properly is one of the most critical elements of plant care. Ask any gardener! It’s a skill to recognise when your plant is thirsty and how best to satisfy its needs. In this guide, we’ll start by explaining why plants need water, then uncover the best way to water your plants and

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overwatered plant in pot with droopy stems and leaves and yellow foliage on white background

Save your Overwatered Plant (#1 HOW-TO Guide + what you must avoid!)

Don’t fret, we’ve all been there. An overwatered plant might be a rite of passage for beginner gardeners. It takes a while to get it right, and some plants are fussier than others! The root cause usually boils down to two things: either too frequent watering or poor soil drainage. If you need help rescuing

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green spray bottle directed at houseplant

Neem Oil as an Insecticide (EASY, #1 STEP-by-STEP How to Guide!)

Neem oil is often mentioned in plant care articles as a naturally occurring, non-toxic pesticide. For gardeners, it is a relatively effective and inexpensive way to rid yourself of common pests. If you’re battling with an infected plant and are wondering how to manage this, this guide is for you. Here’s everything you need to

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Get Rid of Spider Mites on Plants (#1 Easy, STEP-by-STEP Guide!)

Spider mites are the most common mite that attacks woody plants and are especially active in drier climates. These pests suck on plant sap by penetrating cell walls and tissue with sharp mouthparts, causing injury. A speckled appearance, alongside yellowing or greying of leaves, develop as a result. Infestations are exacerbated by aggressive reproduction. Female

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