Posts on Twitter:

Great house plants now in the plant house, including retro Cheese Plant's, we're sure you're far to young to remember them 😁

I was on BBC local radio last night talking to about the rise of the Swiss cheese plant and other have a listen here, around 2.12 in...

It's houseplanthour tonight! Join from 9pm BST to talk all things leafy and indoors.

Isn't she lovely Isn't she wonderful Isn't she precious As you might be able to tell I am rather excited by another new trap on my Nepenthes, which is now one year old! And thank you to Matt Soper

My bathroom is slowly turning into a greenhouse. I'm becoming a plant nerd.

Did you know that green is a meditative colour? There is no end to the benefits of surrounding yourself with lovely luscious plants ❤️ . . .

Choosing the right for home can help brighten up any room and make it fun and easy to care for them.

How many of you can say that you drink enough water in the day? It can be a struggle if it's not handled with intentionality! Start with the 8x8 plan! Drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day.

Posts on Tumblr:

Chamaecereus Sylvestrii

I got some succulents! These pictures are from a few days ago and the Lithops are looking considerably less thirsty and crumbly now. If anyone has any idea what the other plants are, let me know. The nursery I got them from was a bit vague in that and was essentially like “Please. It’s the end of the season. I’ll throw in one for free if you just take them”

Happy Monday folks! If you’re feeling studious today I have a reading recommendation for you: Reader’s Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening in Canada. 

I got this book for $12 at a used bookstore (Alhambra Books in Edmonton to be exact) and the photo does not accurately show how thicc it is. They had a newer edition as well but this one was cheaper and included papers tucked in and forgotten by the previous owner. Its got a ton of information on landscaping, gardening with annuals, perennials, and vegetables, growing and preserving herbs, and houseplants. Most of the advice seems to be pretty sound, except for some overemphasis on fertilizers and pesticides that I am choosing to ignore. 

A little fact about me: I really, really love houseplants. As I’m getting older, I’m realizing that I’m not a huge fan of clutter or busy and excessively colourful home decorating, and as an introvert, the physical spaces I spend time in really affect my brain and my emotional wellbeing, perhaps now more than ever before. I’ve found, especially in the last year, that surrounding myself with a few larger plants and leaving our walls with more open space has brought peace, creativity and clarity into our life at home, and I just love that. These are a few of my favourite green beauties in our cozy corner of the world. 🌿

Sansevieria “Snake Plant”

A slow growing houseplant that can tolerate low light levels. Very susceptible to root rot if overwatered. Damaged leaf tips will cause the leaf to stop growing, so as you can see this little guy will stay at this size. Sansevieria are notorious for purifying the air, making it a desirable houseplant.