• Can Monstera Live In Water
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera,  Propagation

    Can Monstera Live In Water?

    We run down all you need you know about monstera living in water, water propagating cuttings including monstera, deliciosa, adansonii and mini monstera… Can Monstera Live In Water? All You Need To Know… Monsteras can live well in water. I have one in a jar now, they look great in a clear vase where you can see their roots growing. There are a few things you need to know: Growing a monstera in water from a cutting is easier than transitioning a plant from soil to just water. A cutting will root and adapt to it’s new surroundings easily, and put out roots more suitable to water. But a soil…

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  • Pilea Black Spots
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Houseplant Pests and Problems,  Pilea

    Pilea Black Spots

    We run down solutions and remedies to pilea black spots and other common issues… Pilea Black Spots (With Fixes To Common Issues) Pileas get black spots when they are overwatered and/or do not get enough sun. Pileas can be really sensitive to overwatering, so add in a bout 20% perlite to your potting mix to ensure they drain well, and only water it when the soil is dry all the way down (you can check it with your finger once a week). After watering, tip out all the water from the external container, don’t let the plant sit in soggy soil. Pileas like bright indirect sunlight, so give it as…

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  • How Fast Does Hoya Grow
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Hoya

    How Fast Does Hoya Grow?

    All you need to know about how fast hoyas grow and other related questions related to growth and blooming… How Fast Does Hoya Grow? Hoyas can be really slow growers. I’ve found they tend to slow down even more when repotting, or if I buy a new one, it tends to not grow for a few months. They seem to get a bit shocked and stop growing when they go through a big change like repotting. So don’t worry if your hoya is not growing after buying it, you just need to give it time. Regarding flowering, hoya take anywhere from 2 to 7 years to reach maturity, and that…

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  • Propagate Hoya Kerrii
    Hoya,  Propagation

    Propagate Hoya Kerrii

    Welcome to our guide to how to propagate hoya kerrii... Propagate Hoya Kerrii Welcome to our guide to propagate the sweetheart plant aka the hoya kerrii. Firstly and very importantly, If you have a sweetheart plant with just the single heart-shaped leaf, the ones they sell on Valentines Day which look like just a heart in soil, you will not be able to propagate it as it does not have an extra node to cut. You need the full plant with multiple leaves and nodes. See also: Hoya Propagation, Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis. How To Propagate Hoya Kerrii You can propagate hoya kerrii easily… Take a cutting with at least…

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  • Philodendron Leaf Curling
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Philodendron

    Philodendron Leaf Curling

    Welcome to our concise to philodendron leaf curling – and other moisture issues… Philodendron Leaf Curling A philodendron’s leaf can curl for a number of reasons, the two main reasons are: humidity and cold. If the plant gets a cold draft it’s leaves can curl up and die. If the humidity is too low the leaves curl up, and can ultimately crisp up and fall off. A good idea is to get a humidity meter and to keep the plants back from cold windows in the winter. It can also, in some cases, be due to lack of water, just make sure you check the soil each week with your…

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  • Yellow Leaves On Anthurium
    Anthurium,  Frequently Asked Questions,  Houseplant Pests and Problems

    Yellow Leaves On Anthurium

    Our guide to yellow leaves on anthurium and similar issues. Read on for how to resolve them... Reasons for yellow leaves on an anthurium are: Over watering The main reason for yellowing leaves is over watering. If you’ve overwatered it (or maybe have), take the plant out of its soil and check the roots. If they are white you are ok, but if they are brown then root rot could well be setting in. Let the plant dry out for a few hours before potting up in dry soil. You can cut off the yellow leaves too, as long as they’re are some good ones left. It’s a good idea…

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  • When Do Monstera Leaves Split
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera

    When Do Monstera Leaves Split?

    Welcome to our guide to monstera leaf splitting and frequently asked questions on fenestration… When Do Monstera Leaves Split Monsteras start to produce split (fenestrated) leaves when they begin to mature at 2 years old. It can take a few months or years more depending on the plant and growing conditions. But in general you’ll see leaves from a young plant start to split after 2 years. And as the plant continues to mature the splits and fenestrations get bigger and more intricate. See also: Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Subpinnata Care, Monstera Laniata Care, Monstera Lechleriana Care. Do Monstera Leaves Split After Unfurling? Monstera leaves have splits in them before…

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  • Is Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Houseplant Pests and Problems,  Philodendron

    Is Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs?

    Is philodendron poisonous to dogs? Philodendrons contain some toxins, we run down all you need to know… Is A Philodendron Poisonous To Dogs? (And Other Pet Questions) Philodendrons are mildly poisonous to dogs. If eaten they can hurt your dogs lips and tongue and cause vomiting, as well as swelling in the mouth. The toxin is called calcium oxalate and occurs in a lot of houseplants. They are not toxic to the touch unless the sap gets on skin, which can cause irritation. (Source). See also: Philodendron Black Cardinal, Philodendron Rio, Philodendron Mamei Care, Philodendron Sodiroi. What Part Of The Philodendron Is Poisonous? All parts of a philodendron are poisonous,…

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  • Do Hoya Like Humidity
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Hoya

    Do Hoya Like Humidity?

    We cover answers to frequently questions about hoya and humidity and how to give your plant the ideal conditions… Do Hoya Like Humidity? Hoyas like humidity and will thrive if given 60%, as long as their other basic needs are met too. They will grow quicker in optimal conditions. However they will be fine in lower humidity areas of your home, and can grow just fine down to 40%. See also: Hoya Propagation, Hoya Linearis, Hoya Heuschkeliana. What Humidity Do Hoyas Need? 60% is ideal, in any case aim for 50% or more. This is above some households, so the best thing to do is get a humidity meter and…

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