Houseplant Pests and Problems

  • Treating fungus gnats with hydrogen peroxide solution
    Houseplant Pests and Problems

    How I Treat My Plants For Fungus Gnats -Step By Step Guide

    Welcome to my guide on how I get rid of fungus gnats. This is the process I use to get rid of fungus gnats and to prevent them. I use leca on top of the soil, which I don’t see a lot of other people doing, but I find it makes it difficult for gnats to lay eggs (they love moist soil). Plus I use yellow stickers to control the adult population and hydrogen peroxide solution to control the larvae and eggs in the soil… The key to treating fungus gnats is multiple attacks at the same time, and repeat every 5 days until you break the lifecycle: Then repeat…

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  • Prayer Plant Leaves Curling
    Calathea and Maranta,  Houseplant Pests and Problems

    Prayer Plant Leaf Curling

    Welcome to our guide to prayer plant leaf curling, and other issues with calatheas and marantas… Both calatheas and marantas are commonly referred to as prayer plants, we will cover leaf curling for both these types of plants as the root causes are the same and they are very similar plants. They are both fussy and dramatic plants that will show on their leaves when they are unhappy. You need to get their care just right or you’ll have curling, yellowing or dropping leaves. Prayer Plant Leaves Curling Prayer plants get curling leaves when they lack moisture. Normally it is due to lack of humidity, they need 50% or more…

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  • Tradescantia Nanouk Care
    Houseplant Pests and Problems

    Tradescantia Nanouk Care

    Tradescantia nanouk care is simple and easy, you just need to be careful to not overwater them as well as a few simple steps… Tradescantia Nanouk Care Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and only water it if the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: Do not need to be fed, but you an give them a multipurpose fertilizer once a month in summer. Soil: Well draining, multi purpose compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 12-27°C (54-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Fantasy Venice. Common issues: Can lose their color if not given enough light. Introduction Welcome to our…

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  • Orchid Leaves Droopy
    Houseplant Pests and Problems

    Droopy Orchid Leaves – Problem Solved

    We run down how to deal with the common problem of droopy orchid leaves and some other similar issues… How To Fix Wilting Orchid Leaves Orchid leaves will wilt or droop if they lack water. This can be due to underwatering or lack of humidity. Will Droopy Orchid Leaves Recover? For more on on orchid care see our guides here: How To Care For An Orchid Indoors and Blue Orchids. Droopy orchid leaves should recover as long as you meet the water and humidity requirements of the plant, and as long as the leaves have not started browning. Should I Cut Off Droopy Orchid Leaves? It is not necessary to…

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  • Pilea
    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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  • 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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