Alocasia Frydek: How to Grow the Green Velvet Alocasia

Alocasia frydek (Alocasia micholitziana), also commonly known as the green velvet alocasia, is a relatively rare variety of Alocasia that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years – and it’s easy to see why! While some find alocasias difficult to care for, they can do well as houseplants if a few keyContinue reading “Alocasia Frydek: How to Grow the Green Velvet Alocasia”

DIY Chunky Soil Mix for Aroids

Perfect for philodendrons, monsteras, pothos, and more! As a beginner, all of my houseplants were potted in the same soil – Miracle Gro potting mix (*shudders* – more on that later). The idea that different plants needed different types of soil in order to grow best honestly wasn’t even on my radar. However, just asContinue reading “DIY Chunky Soil Mix for Aroids”

Top 5 Common Houseplant Pests: Identification and Control

Like all plants, houseplants are susceptible to the occasional pest infestation. However, unlike plants you grow outdoors, plants grown inside provide a consistently warm and humid environment for pests which means that a minor invasion can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation if it is not caught early. Knowing how to identify and treat someContinue reading “Top 5 Common Houseplant Pests: Identification and Control”

How to Propagate Pothos Plants in 3 Steps

Pothos plants are some of the easiest plants to propagate. They are hardy, grow quickly, and grow well in water which makes them ideal for propagation by stem cuttings. If you haven’t propagated a plant before it can feel intimidating the first time around. Chopping up your plants is definitely nerve wracking – but IContinue reading “How to Propagate Pothos Plants in 3 Steps”

How to Grow the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

Monstera deliciosa, also commonly referred to as the ‘swiss cheese plant’ or “split-leaf philodendron” (although monsteras are not a part of the philodendron genus at all!) has taken the plant world by storm and is undeniably one of the most common and popular houseplants out there. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ve seen these lushContinue reading “How to Grow the Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)”

Top 10 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants

Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry, you can still grow happy, healthy plants indoors – I promise. The trick is finding plants that can withstand a little neglect (some plants actually prefer it!), and plants that can withstand your type of neglect. Are you a chronic over-waterer? Then maybe the prayer plant is best.Continue reading “Top 10 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants”

6 Benefits of Using Terracotta Pots

Terracotta Pots Aren’t Just Stylish, They Are Functional Too I’ll be honest – when I first got into keeping houseplants I used to really dislike the look of terracotta pots. I avoided using terracotta at all costs for my houseplants , and frequently planted all of my plants in decorative planters or in plastic pots.Continue reading “6 Benefits of Using Terracotta Pots”