Blog List Category: Houseplants

Do Potted Plants Produce VOCs in Your Home?

I have written extensively showing that plants do not clean the air in your home, and now new studies suggest that they…

Growing Orchids in Water Culture – Is It A Good Idea?

I first came across water culture for orchids about 5 years ago. My immediate reaction was horror. I’ve been growing…

Selecting the Best Potting Soil and Potting Mix

While creating some videos about potting soil (links below) I reviewed a lot of commercial products, looking at both…

How To Debug Plants Before Bringing Them Indoors

Growing marginally hardy or non-hardy plants in cold climates usually involves growing them in containers and moving them…

Orchid Fertilizer Myths – Grow More Flowers

There is a lot of information floating around about fertilizing orchids, but much of it is wrong. For example, the whole…

15 Cactus Myths – Learn to Enjoy Your Spiny Friend

Cactus are very weird plants. They almost never have leaves. They sit there and do nothing for a good part of the year. They…
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