Buying Guide

  • Monstera Trellis
    Buying Guide,  Monstera,  Plant Accessories

    Monstera Trellis

    Monsteras sprawl out in their natural environment on the forest floor and sometimes grow up trees. So once they reach a certain size you many need to help your monstera climbing up a moss pole or trellis to keep it upright and tidy, as well as support it. See also: Monstera Adansonii Variegated, Monstera Soil, Monstera Deliciosa Care, Monstera Standleyana, Monstera Acacoyaguensis, Monstera Siltepecana, Monstera Subpinnata Care, Variegated Monstera (Category). Does A Monstera Need Support? It is a good idea to support your monstera when they start to grow into larger plants, as they naturally will spread out across the floor. A moss pole, one of the most common supports,…

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  • Hoya Soil
    Buying Guide,  Hoya

    Hoya Soil

    Introduction Hoyas grow on trees in the wild, they are epiphytic. This means they naturally like to grow and root in bits of bark but will not do well in heavy wet soil, they are not suited to it. They must have a bark based medium that does not et the roots sit in water logged soil and allows them to get plenty of oxygen to them too. We run down all you need to know about hoya soil… See also: Hoya Lacunosa, Hoya Curtisii, Hoya Compacta Care, Hoya Sunrise, Hoya Chelsea, Hoya Polyneura, Hoya Fungii, Hoya Krohniana, Anthurium Soil, Alocasia Soil, Monstera Soil, Philodendron Soil, Succulent Soil. Disclaimer: This…

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  • monstera soil
    Buying Guide,  Monstera

    Monstera Soil

    Introduction Monsteras are extremely popular in all their forms, they do best with an aroid mix that will allow the roots to get air to them and help to avoid water logging. A standard mix can get bogged down when wet and cause root rot easily. See also: Monstera Adansonii, Monstera Trellis, Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Monstera Dubia, Monstera Deliciosa Care, Monstera Adansonii Variegated, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Alocasia Soil, Philodendron Soil, Succulent Soil. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or advertisements so we may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. As an affiliate, we can earn from qualifying purchases.…

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  • Philodendron Soil
    Buying Guide,  Philodendron,  Plant Accessories,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Soil

    Introduction Philodendrons like a loose, airy and well draining soil mix, they can get root rot easily and do not want to get waterlogged. Using a standar mix is not ideal for them but hte good news is that it is easy to mix your own. See also: Philodendron Dark Lord, Philodendron Care, Philodendron Goeldii, Philodendron Mexicanum Care, Philodendron Thai Sunrise Care, Philodendron Hastatum, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Alocasia Soil, Monstera Soil, Succulent Soil. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or advertisements so we may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. As an affiliate, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Read our…

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  • Succulent Soil
    Buying Guide,  Succulents and Cacti

    Succulent Soil

    Introduction Succulents want a dry, really well draining coarse potting mix that allow water to pass through the mix. They hate to sit in water logged roots. See also: String Of Hearts, Succulent Propagation, Whale Fin Plant, Crassula Perforata (String Of Buttons), Mother Of Thousands, Snake Plant Care, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Alocasia Soil, Monstera Soil, Philodendron Soil. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or advertisements so we may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. As an affiliate, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Read our privacy policy for more information. DIY Succulent Soil Mix This is a great DIY succulent mix…

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  • Alocasia Soil
    Alocasia,  Buying Guide

    Alocasia Soil

    Introduction We run down how to mix your own alocasia soil, and what commercial composts are suitable, as well as some frequently asked questions. In general you want a chunky, well draining mix. See also: Alocasia Care, Alocasia Frydek, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia Zebrina, Alocasia Lauterbachiana, Alocasia Cuprea Care, Alocasia Wentii, Anthurium Soil, Hoya Soil, Monstera Soil, Philodendron Soil, Succulent Soil. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links or advertisements so we may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked to below. As an affiliate, we can earn from qualifying purchases. Read our privacy policy for more information. Alocasia Soil Mix Recipe Here’s a great DIY alocasia…

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  • Anthurium Soil
    Anthurium,  Buying Guide

    Anthurium Soil

    Introduction We’ll run through all you need to know to about anthuriums soil, whether mixing your own or buying the right soil mix for your anthuriums. In general they like a loose, light, course and well draining soil based mix. You want to try to replicate their natural environment as much as possible, they are epiphytic or hemiepiphytic (they grow on on trees and root in their bark at least for part of their life cycle), so they do not want to sit heavy wet soil, but a light and loose and chunky growing medium that allows air to the roots is essential, and preferably has plenty of composting organic…

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  • Rare Plant Shops
    Buying Guide,  Rare Houseplants

    Rare Plant Shops

    So you want to know the best rare plant shops… Here’s a rundown of some of the best rare plant shops we know. Many of them include a large selection of very rare houseplants for sale, including many aroids and variegated specimens. Where Can I Buy Rare Houseplants Online? In general there are many small and big rare plant shops with stores on Ebay and Etsy as well as individual sellers, so keep an eye on there. I would head there as a first port of call to find rare houseplants for sale. Tip: use the local filters to buy from your region or country, plants do not like to…

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  • Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet Hack
    Buying Guide,  Fun Projects

    Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet Hack

    What You Will Need For An Ikea Greenhouse Cabinet The hacked Ikea plant cupboards have become really popular recently, especially for taking care of plants that need more controlled light an humidity needs in a small apartment. We’ll run down the items you need to make an Ikea greenhouse cabinet hack for under 250 euros… The Cabinet The Fabrikor and Milsbo are the most popular cabinets for these projects. Currently my local Ikea has both Fabrikor sizes priced at 149 euros each (the dark grey and blue ones in the images below with rounded corners). One is double fronted 81x113cm and the other is thinner but taller 57x150cm. Then there…

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  • Sphagnum Moss
    Buying Guide,  Miscellaneous Plant Articles,  Plant Accessories

    Sphagnum Moss

    Intro Welcome to our guide to sphagnum moss, which is my favorite growing medium for propagating plants as it gives the roots plenty of moisture as well as air, while reducing the chances of root rot that you can get with soil. Growing Plants In Sphagnum Moss Growing plants in sphagnum moss is really easy, you just need to follow these steps: Put a handful or so of sphagnum moss in a bowl, then add some filtered tap water. Squeeze the moss like a sponge so it absorbs the water from the bowl. Keep adding watering and squeezing the moss until it cannot absorb any more water. Put the moss…

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