Ex-philodendron

Ex-philodendron

A philodendron by any other name?

Since the rise in popularity of indoor plants, the indoor plant community has always assumed these two siblings were part of the well-populated Philodendron family, until now…

What was previously labeled a Philodendron has now been officially crowned Thaumatophyllum. Try saying that one three times in a row! Scientists researching the genetic makeup of these show-stealers are the ones responsible for the mix up in family dynamics.

But never fear! You don’t need a degree in genetics to know the basics. We’ve got you covered. (more…)

Right Place

Right Place

Are you a plant-killer? Does your green thumb look a little faded and off-color? You’re not alone!

Right plant, right place

Keeping plants alive in your home can seem difficult: plants get too much light or too little. They get too much water or too little. A plant can sometimes be too big or too small for the (s)pot it is occupying. Pets, children, and even guests can easily set back a plant’s health if they handle it too much. Basically, there can be a lot of challenges to keeping your plants happy and healthy, but you can make your gardening life a lot easier by simply choosing the right plant for each spot in your home. We refer to this as “right plant, right place.” (more…)

Pilea gift

Pilea gift

How I became the owner of a ten-year-old Pilea!


Life is full of interesting stories, one of them happened to me recently.

It was by coincidence that I visited a house of my grandmas old friend, Greti. She is a lovely elderly (85) lady who taught me how to knit. It was quite some time since my last visit, she was very happy to see me. (more…)

Calathea

Calathea

How to make Calathea thrive!

First, I wanna tell you how I felt in love in Calathea. One day I saw a post of another plant blogger on instagram (House Plant Journal) and it was Calathea lancifolia. I thought this plant so cool, and next day I saw a huge Calathea orbifolia on instagram. I don’t remember who posted it but after I saw that, it was running through my mind, my heart and I said “I want it, I should have it” and I started to search more info about Calathea.

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Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo

How to turn your Lucky Bamboo into Abundance Bamboo

Hi there! My name is Razin Yunos, indoor plant dad living in Singapore. Today I am going to share with you, how to turn your Lucky Bamboo into Abundance Bamboo. (more…)

Nudity-friendly plants

Nudity-friendly plants

I’m sure that the tremendous success of Boys with Plants is due to our exhibitionist natures! We don’t just love our plants, but if we’ve got it – we like to flaunt it too! However, there are risks to getting back to nature so closely. You gotta watch out for sharp edges!

Mr Plant Geek’s guide to the most nudity-friendly plants you can grow!

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Air Purification Plants

Air Purification Plants

Air Purification Plants to the Rescue!

Congratulations! You just moved to NYC and are ready to take on the concrete jungle. Your apartment is… a typical NYC apartment. It’s cramped, there’s not much light, and the air feels stale and dry. This is urban dwelling at its finest, and soon you develop a new appreciation for the expression “get some fresh air.”

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