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Plant Problems Part 2: Light, Water and Temperature

Here it is, part 2 in our series on Plant Problems.  In the last blog post we talked a bit about some of the basics to avoid any plant problems and some of the first steps to take when you think there might be an issue on the horizon. Now it’s time to delve into some of the common problems associated with Light, Water and Temperature.  Once you are able to pinpoint what each symptom means, you’ll be better equipped to remedy the problem and get your plant back to looking its best. Just be aware: not all symptoms are specific to one problem - it might take a bit of trial and error before you figure it out, but...

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Plant Problems: Signs your plant isn’t living their best life

  There is no way we’ll be trying to cover all Plant Problems in one blog post. So think of this as the first in a series of posts about common problems your indoor plants may face, their symptoms, and, fingers crossed,  some treatment solutions.  But before we dive into all that, you need to be able to tell when your plant isn’t happy. Noticing a change in your plant from when you bought it to weeks later after its been in your home for a while is important. Remember, it's common for plants to freak out a little when they first move in - they’ve just left the ideal growing conditions of the nursery and now they’ll have to...

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Bring on Spring: Our Tips to Prepare for the 'Growing Season'

With Spring in full(ish) swing, it’s a great time to take stock of your indoor plants and set them up for the next few months. Spring and Summer are often referred to as ‘the growing season’ within the indoor plant community, as in general most indoor plants will slow right down over Autumn and go into dormancy throughout winter. (I say in general because this isn’t a hard and fast rule – if you have enough light and your home is warm enough you could still see growth all year round!)   To get ready for the months ahead, here are a few key steps that we recommend adopting to help your plants be all they can be as they...

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Potting Up: The When, The Why and The How

  Potting up is necessary to allow your plant to be all they can be. Usually it’s pretty obvious when it’s time to put up as your plant will be sending some obvious signs. Look out for roots coming out the bottom or top of the pot, or stick your finger down a couple of centimetres and see the roots have hit the pot wall and are now running along it. If so, it's Potting Time.   Before you start we’ve got a few tips to make sure the process is as stress and mess free as possible. Have a tarp or sheet laid out to work on. This will keep the mess concentrated and make the clean up easy as. ...

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Plant Babies vs Fur Babies

I think we get asked this question every market we go to.    “What plant won’t kill my pet?”   The short answer: not many. Most houseplants shouldn’t be ingested (even the non-toxic ones aren’t going to do wonders) so if you have a curious pet you’ll need to be creative with your placement and plant selection.    One option is adding height. Hangers are a great option, especially for trailing plants. Using plant stands that sit at different heights creates levels and shows off different plant textures, while at the same time keeping some of your less pet-friendly plants out of range. One other good option is to put smaller pots on surfaces like kitchen benches or dining tables....

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