Frequently asked questions
Can you propagate a Sansevieria in water?
Yes, you can propagate your Sansevieria cuttings in water to help them grow roots. When there are roots, you can plant it in soil or any other growing medium.
Can you propagate a Sansevieria in Leca?
Leca is the easiest way to propagate your Sansevieria cutting. The consistent watering that Leca does helps you to avoid any watering issues and rotting.
Can you propagate Sansevieria leaves?
You can propagate Sansevieria leaves by carefully cutting them off the parent plant and letting them dry for 2 days. After these two days you can put it in water, soil or Leca.
Can a Sansevieria grow in Leca?
Yes. The Leca helps to water the Sansevieria very consistently. It'll water the plant as much as it needs and not more.
Will growing a Sansevieria in Leca overwater the plant?
Growing a Sansevieria in Leca won't overwater the plant. Leca is designed to soak up the water and allow for the plant to absorb moisture as it needs it. This means you're not overwatering or drowning your plant when growing it in Leca.
Can a sansevieria survive in dark areas?
Sansevierias can survive in any kind of light exposure, including dark areas. The only difference is that your snake plant won't grow when it's in a dark place. It'll only do this in lighter areas.
Can sansevieria be in direct sunlight?
Sansevierias can be in any kind of light exposure, including direct sunlight. The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is that you'll need to water your snake plant more often when it's exposed to direct sunlight.
Does a sansevieria need to be fertilized?
A sansevieria does not need to be fertilized at all. It's a very slow growing plant and is very energy efficient.
Can houseplants grow in darker places indoors?
Yes, there are quite a few plants which prefer darker places in your house. These plants don't like to be exposed to too much sunlight, as they're sensitive to sunburns.
Can you grow a Sansevieria in a dark place?
Yes, you can! Sansevierias grow much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
Can you grow a ZZ plant in a dark place?
Yes, you can! A ZZ plant grows much more quickly in bright areas and will slow down their growth to a halt in darker areas. It won't harm your plant to keep it in a darker place, but it will slow down its growth a lot.
How do you make soil retain more water?
You can add a few ingredients to your soil to improve water retention: vermiculite, sphagnum (peat) moss, and coconut coir.
What is vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that's heated until it expands and forms into lightweight particles. It's a material that's naturally resistant to mold and other diseases and can hold a lot of moisture.
How can you use Sphagnum moss with houseplants?
Sphagnum moss retains a lot of moisture, so you can mix it with soil to keep it moist for longer. This helps your moisture-loving plants thrive.
Can a Peace Lily grow in low-light places?
Yes, a Peace Lily thrives in low-light places and will be very happy in those places. In fact, if you place the Peace Lily in bright light, it won't do well and its leaves will turn yellow quickly.
When does a Peace Lily grow its flowers?
The Peace Lily will grow flowers in the beginning of spring, but only if it has enough nutrients to do so. To help it grow flowers, you can fertilize your Peace Lily at the beginning of the spring. Your Peace Lily will reward you with beautiful white flowers.
Why is my Peace Lily drooping?
When a Peace Lily is thirsty and hasn't been watered in a while, it'll start to droop its leaves. This is a sign that you should water it soon. After watering your plant, the leaves will raise again in a few hours.
When should I repot a spider plant?
You should repot a spider plant when it's roots have taken over the pot and start to grow out of the bottom of your pot. This is a sign they have no place in the pot any more.
When can I propagate a spider plant sprout?
You can propagate a spider plant sprout when it's roots are at least 1.5 cm (half an inch). At this size, the roots are able to absorb enough nutrients to be able to feed the plant and keep it alive.
Why is my spider plant getting brown leaves?
When your spider plant is getting brown leaves, it's getting too much water and it's dying. The best thing to do in this case it to let the soil dry out completely and then water your plant again.
Why are my spider plant's leaves turning light green?
When your spider plant's leaves are turning light green it could mean two things: It's getting too much sunlight or it needs more water. If the soil is dry, make sure to water your spider plant and if the plant is in a very bright spot, move it to a darker spot.
How much light does a spider plant need?
A spider plant needs bright and indirect light. Direct sunlight will make the leaves fade and this could dry the plant out too quickly. If you put the spider plant in a dark corner, it's leaves will turn yellow and could die soon after.
Can you grow a Philodendron Birkin in Leca?
The Philodendron Birkin is a plant that likes to dry out before being watered again, which makes it a great plant for growing in Leca. The Philodendron Birkin thrives when you plant it in Leca.
How often do you water a Philodendron Birkin in Leca?
You have to water your Philodendron Birkin in Leca when the Leca can no longer absorb the water that's sitting at the bottom of the pot. Depending on the size of the pot this is once every 7-14 days.
Is the Philodendron Birkin toxic for pets?
Yes, like many other tropical plants, the Philodendron is toxic for pets and humans. So make sure to keep this plant away from your cats, dogs, and small children.
How much sunlight does a Philodendron Birkin need?
The Philodendron Birkin needs bright indirect sunlight. It doesn't do well in low-light situations, because it's beautiful leaves will turn dark green. It can't survive in direct sunlight, because it will get sunburns quite easily.
Why are the leaves Philodendron Birkin white?
When your Philodendron Birkin has completely white leaves, it is because these leaves are brand new. Its leaves become greener over time. The go from completely white to striped white and on green to completely dark green.
What should I look for when getting a pot for my succulent?
The most important thing to look for is proper drainage. Succulents are easy to kill when overwatered, so proper drainage is essential. The material and size of the pot is also important.
What material is right for my succulent plant pot?
The material of your succulent pot depends on the kind if succulent and where you're going to place your plant. If you place the succulent in a very warm area, a terracotta pot is best. If you place your succulent in a dark place, a glass pot with proper drainage might be your best option.
How much space for my succulent do I need in my pot?
You need about 2.5 cm (1 inches) between the edge of the pot and your plant. If you add more succulents, then you need about 2.5 cm (1 inches) between the different succulents as well.
How much water do succulents need?
Succulents need very little water. Watering them too often, more than once per two weeks in the summer or once per month in the winter, could kill a succulent. So it's best to water it only once per two weeks in the summer and once per month in the winter.
How do you grow succulents from cuttings?
Most succulents are very easy to propagate. So when you have a succulent cutting, there are only 3 things you have to do: 1. wait until your succulent has grown a Callus on the section that was cut away from the parent plant. 2. Plant your succulent in the soil. 3. Water your succulent.
How much sunlight do succulents need?
Most succulents, like cacti, grow in warm regions in the blazing sun. There are a few succulents that require less sunlight, but most of the succulents require all the sunlight you can give it. Make sure to check if your specific succulent needs a lot of light and if so, put it on a windowsill with full sun exposure.
How often should you water the Sedum morganianum?
The Sedum morganianum thrives in a dry environment. It loves to be dry most of the time, so you should water it no more than once every 14 days to allow it to completely dry out.
How much sunlight does the Sedum morganianum need?
The Sedum morganianum thrives in bright and direct sunlight. You can help your Sedum morganianum by giving it the brightest spot in your house where it gets a lot of direct sunlight exposure.
What is the best soil for the Sedum morganianum?
The best type of soil for the Sedum morganianum is soil that drains moisture quickly. The Sedum morganianum loves to be in dry soil, so the soil should be dry again in a day or so.
Can you use a north-facing window for plants?
Yes, a north-facing window is great for plants that can't survive in bright environments. If you're in the southern hemisphere, this window gives you a lot of direct sunlight, so choose your plants accordingly.
Can you use a east-facing window for plants?
Yes, the east-facing windows get (weak) sunlight in the mornings. This is a great place for plants that love a low-light environment.
Can you use a south-facing window for plants?
Yes, a south facing window is great for sun-loving plants, like succulents and cacti. If you're in the southern hemisphere, the south-facing window doesn't get a lot of sunlight and you can use this window for low-light plants.
How often should you water the Hoya?
The Hoya thrives in a dry environment, so you should let the soil dry out before you water your plant again. On average, you should water your Hoya once every 14 days in the spring and summer and once every 3-4 weeks in the winter.
How much sunlight does the Hoya need?
The Hoya loves indirect sunlight. You shouldn't put it in a spot where it gets direct sunlight as too much sunlight will turn the leaves on you Hoya yellow. The bright sunlight helps your Hoya to grow flowers.
What is the best soil for the Hoya?
The soil for your Hoya should hold onto moisture for a few days and then dry up completely. Your Hoya loves to the soil to dry out before being watered again, so the soil should drain the excess water. This soil contains things like pumice or perlite for drainage.
Do all houseplants need fertilizer?
All plants need fertilizer in some way at some point. When the soil your plant came in runs out of nutrients (about 100 days), you'll need to add fertilizer to keep your plant growing strong and healthy.
When is the best time to fertilize my houseplant?
The best time to fertilize your houseplants is in the spring and summer. Slow-growing plants should be fertilize once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of summer. Fast-growing plants should be fertilized once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best fertilizer for your houseplants?
All fertilizers are the best fertilizer for your houseplants. The one that works best for your plant care style is the best one to use. If you don't have a lot of time, fertilizing sticks or balls are great for you. You can also use liquid fertilizer for your houseplants and add it to the water you use to water your plants.
What is a Philodendron selloum Hope?
Philodendron selloum Hope is a type of Philodendron that is commonly grown as a houseplant. It has large, dark green leaves and can grow quite large if given enough space.
How do I care for Philodendron selloum Hope?
You will need to water Philodendron selloum Hope regularly and keep the soil moist. You can also fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer once a month. Make sure to keep it in a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight.
When should I prune Philodendron selloum Hope?
You can prune Philodendron selloum Hope any time you want, but it's best to do it during the spring or summer when it is actively growing.
How often should I water my Christmas cactus?
Water your Christmas cactus when the soil feels dry to the touch. The Christmas Cactus thrives in dry environments, so be sure to water around once every 2-3 weeks.
What kind of soil should I use for my Christmas cactus?
Use a potting mix that is specifically made for cacti and succulents. This potting usually contains a mix of potting soil, fine-grained sand, and perlite.
What kind of light does a Christmas cactus need?
Christmas cacti need bright, indirect light. It doesn't like to sit in direct sunlight, because this will burn its leaves and not too little sunlight as this will stretch its stems.
Can you grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca?
Yes, you can grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca. It's an easy-going plant and by planting it in Leca, you make watering the plant easier on yourself.
How often should you water a Begonia Maculata?
You should water a Begonia Maculata when the soil is dry, this is usually once per week in the growing season (spring and summer) and once every two weeks in the dormant season (autumn/fall and winter).
Does a Begonia Maculata produce flowers?
Yes, the Begonia Maculata produces flowers when it has enough space nutrients to be able to grow flowers. You can achieve this by fertilizing your Begonia.
Is a Begonia Maculata toxic to pets?
The Begonia Maculata is mildy toxic to cats and dogs, so it's best to keep it out of reach. It's safe to keep around small children though.
Why does my Parlor Palm have brown tips?
Your Parlor palm has brown tips when it's too dry and it needs to be watered. The Parlor palm doesn't store a lot of moisture in its stems, so when the soil is dry, your palm will start to dry out slowly.
Why does my Parlor Palm have black spots?
The black spots on your Parlor Palm are due to too much sunlight. The black spots are sunburns. The Parlor palm doesn't tolerate direct sunlight and its leaves are very easily sunburned.
Is a Parlor palm toxic to cats and dogs?
No, a Parlor palm is not toxic to cats and dogs. It's safe to have your Parlor palm in places where you cats and dogs can reach it.
Is a Philodendron poisonous to pets?
Yes, a Philodendron can cause harm to your pets if they've chewed on your plant. Watch out for these symptoms: hypersalivation, abdominal pain, vomiting, swelling of the pharynx, and difficulty swallowing. When you notice these, call your vet.
How quickly does a Philodendron grow?
Philodendron plants are very quick growing plants. Its vines can grow up to 10 cm per week if it's in the growing season.
How much light does a Philodendron need?
Your philodendron is quite a versatile plant because it can thrive in varying light levels. However, the perfect light for the philodendron should resemble the light exposure it gets in nature: bright and indirect sunlight.
How much sunlight does a ZZ plant need?
ZZ plants thrive in darker places in your house. So you can put them in a room that doesn't get a lot of natural light. Keep these plants out of bright spots, because this will result in dark spots on your ZZ plant.
How much do you water a ZZ plant?
You should water the ZZ plant about once per month. The Zamioculcas Zamiifolia stores a lot of moisture in its stems and is very sensitive to overwatering. Watering it once per month will make sure that it doesn't get overwatered.
Do you need to fertilize a ZZ plant?
You can fertilize a ZZ plant to help it grow more quickly in the spring. However, you don't need to fertilize these plants as they're very slow growers.
What is the best sunlight for a Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)?
The best sunlight for a Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant) is bright indirect sunlight. It doesn't grow well in low-light places as it will become leggy. When it gets too much sunlight, it's leaves will get sunburns, which look like yellow spots.
How much water does a Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant) need?
A Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant) needs to be watered around once per week. It needs to be in moist soil for a few days with 1-2 days of dry soil. You should only water your Pilea if its soil has dried out for a day or two.
How often do you fertilize a Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)?
You should fertilize a Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant) once per month in the spring and summer. It's a fast-growing plant that needs a lot of energy during this time.
Can you mix Leca with soil?
You can mix Leca with soil to improve the drainage of your soil. By adding Leca, you're adding particles to your soil that absorb less moisture than the soil and allowing oxygen to get to your plant's roots.
What is the difference between Perlite and Pumice?
Perlite and Pumice are both vulcanic material. The difference between Pumice and Perlite is that Pumice is harder and can maintain the structure of your soil much better. This means it can prevent your soil from compacting over time.
What is the best light for a Syngonium?
The best type of sunlight exposure for a Syngonium is bright indirect sunlight. It loves a bright a warm spot, but doesn't tolerate direct sunlight very well.
How often should you water a Syngonium?
You should water your Syngonium when the top inch (2.5cm) is dry. On average this is around once per week in the spring and summer and once every 10-14 days in the fall and winter.
How often should you fertilize a Syngonium?
You should fertilize your Syngonium once every 14 days in the spring and summer and not at all during the fall and winter. This helps your Syngonium to stay healthy throughout the year.
How much sunlight does an Aloe Vera need?
An Aloe Vera loves a lot of direct sunlight. It's a great plant to put right next to your window if you live in a colder climate, but you can also grow them outdoors if you live in a hot and dry place.
What is the best soil for an Aloe Vera?
The best soil for an Aloe Vera is a cactus soil: lots of perlite and/or sand. This helps the soil to drain moisture away quickly, as the Aloe Vera does not tolerate moisture soil very well.
When do you fertilize an Aloe Vera?
You should only fertilize an Aloe Vera during the spring and summer. During this time it needs a lot of energy to grow. During the fall and winter, it's resting and won't need any fertilizer.
Why are the tips of the dracaena leaves turning crispy and brown?
The tips of your dracaena's leaves will turn crispy and brown when your plant is too dry and needs water. This often goes along with wrinkles on the plant's stem.
What kind of soil does a dracaena need?
A dracaena needs very well-draining soil, as this plant is very sensitive to overwatering. When you're using well-draining soil, your Dracaena gets the water it needs and nothing more.
Is a dracaena susceptible to pests?
A dracaena is a very tough plant, but is susceptible for pests when it's weakest: when it's very dry or overwatered. When this happens, it's susceptible to mealy bugs and spider mites.
How often should you water the Jade Plant?
The Jade Plant thrives in a dry environment. It loves to be dry most of the time, so you should water it no more than once every 14 days to allow it to completely dry out.
How much sunlight does the Jade Plant need?
The Jade Plant thrives in bright and direct sunlight. You can help your Jade Plant by giving it the brightest spot in your house where it gets a lot of direct sunlight exposure.
What is the best soil for the Jade Plant?
The best type of soil for the Jade Plant is soil that drains moisture quickly. The Jade Plant loves to be in dry soil, so the soil should be dry again in a day or so.
How often should you water the Orchid?
The Orchid thrives when it dries out in between waterings. On average, you should water your Orchid once per week. This helps it to dry out for a few days before you water it again.
How much sunlight does the Orchid need?
The Orchid loves bright and direct sunlight. You can help your Orchid by giving it the brightest spot in your house where it gets a lot of direct sunlight exposure.
What is the best soil for the Orchid?
Your Orchid grows best in wood chips, rather than soil. You can also plant your Orchid in Leca, which helps to drain the moisture quickly and prevent root rot.
How do I water a String of Pearls plant?
Watering a String of Pearls plant is easy. Just give it enough water so the soil is moist, but not wet. You may also want to water it more frequently if the plant is in direct sunlight.
How often do I need to water a String of Pearls plant?
You should water a String of Pearls plant about once every 2-3 weeks. However, you may need to water it more frequently if the plant is in direct sunlight for many hours per day.
What type of soil should I use for a String of Pearls plant?
You can use any type of soil for a String of Pearls plant, but it's important to make sure the soil is well draining. The best type of soil for this plant contains potting soil, perlite, and sand.
What are the basic needs of a Kalanchoe?
A Kalanchoe needs bright, indirect sunlight and should be watered thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch.
How often should I water my Kalanchoe?
Water your Kalanchoe thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch, on average, you should water your Kalanchoe once every 14 days. This allows the soil to dry out in between waterings.
What type of soil should I use for my Kalanchoe?
Kalanchoes prefer a potting mix that is light and well-draining.
What are some common uses for lavender?
Lavender is often used in aromatherapy and can be found in many different types of products such as lotions, soaps, and shampoos. It can also be used to help relieve stress and anxiety. Lavender can help reduce inflammation and can be used as a natural insect repellent.
How do I grow lavender at home?
Lavender can be grown from seed or cuttings. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun. You should water it around once per week to keep it happy.
How do I harvest lavender?
You can harvest lavender by gently cutting them an inch below the flower head. The flowers should be harvested when they are in full bloom.