• A Refresher: How To Water Your Plants

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    Watering our plants is an essential part of plant parenthood. But sometimes we're in over our heads on the right way to for it. When, how much, and how much is too much are the main questions we often hear.

    Well, the answer is the same for all of these questions: it depends. Some plants like to have their soil evenly moist like a wrung-out sponge. Others prefer to dry out a little between waterings. And there are some plants that want water only once a month or a few times a year. We're looking at you, lithops!

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  • Advanced Plant Care: What To Do Before You Go On Vacation

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    You lucky duck, you're going on vacation! Your bags are packed but now there are some preparations to do to make sure your indoor jungle stays lush in your absence. Your first step is to assess the needs of your plants. Do your plants need daily misting or constant humidity? How many times would your plant normally need to be watered during the length of time you are going to be away for? Once you have assessed the needs of all your plants, you can successfully put together a plan while you're away,

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  • Advanced Plant Care: Understanding Sun Stress

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    They say that people show their true colours under stress. And this is also true for some plants. Let's talk all about sun stress and how to achieve that gorgeous glow. Have you ever seen photos of the bright reds, purples, pinks, and yellows on succulents and thought it must be photoshopped? Oftentimes, that is the plant's real colour that has come through thanks to sun-stressing.

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  • Advanced Plant Care: Understanding Soil Health

    Image by @mon.cotyledon We often think that plant health is synonymous with how much water, light, and fertilizer we provide to our plants. We understand that plants have different soil requirements and some are happy growing in moss, leca, and even water. But for plants that commonly grow in soil, what does it mean to encourage and promote soil health? We’ve learned it can make a huge difference in your plants’ vitality and overall well being. Soil as a topic can be a little bland, but trust that it matters.  We'll keep it brief and informative! Understanding Soil Structure Indoor plants need a growing medium with adequate moisture…

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  • Advanced Plant Care: Why You May Need A Grow Light

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    If you've ever looked at your windowless bathroom and thought that a plant would love the humidity from your shower. Or maybe your basement apartment could use a little a bit of greenery. Grow lights allow you to supplement natural sunlight and open the door to allow plants to thrive in places where light is lacking.They are also great for getting your sun-loving plants through a dark winter, and starting veggie seeds in the spring.

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  • Don't Set Your Plants on Fire: How to Treat Thrips

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    Ah thrips, the glitter of the plant world: Pervasive, persistent, positively peevish. These little guys are perhaps the most challenging pests to tackle, but can be managed with some effort. 

    What are thrips?

    Thrips are little cream-coloured or black sucking insects. They are very tiny, so tiny you often will notice the signs of their damage before you notice the insects themselves. Look for dull or dirty looking leaves and new growth that is deformed. The undersides of leaves and new growth are the most tender parts of a plant, so that is likely where you can see them. 

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  • What You Need To Know About Fertilizer

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    We liken fertilizer to that supplement or multivitamin you take and realize how much better you feel. You have a bit more vitality and energy to go about your day. Sure, you may have been fine without it, but the goal is to be better than fine, isn’t it? Houseplants are the same way; if you provide them with suitable light and water, they’ll likely survive, but most won’t thrive without a little extra help.

    So what do we need to understand about fertilizer? There are so many different kinds and when you read the instructions, it may be a little intimidating. We’re here to break it down for you.

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  • Have You Seen the Light? A Guide to Understanding Lighting Conditions in Your Home.

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    To ensure the success of your plants, it's essential to first understand your specific lighting conditions. Oftentimes, when we hear from new plant parents that their plant is struggling, the issue is that it is not getting the right amount of light. 

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  • Pesky Pests and How to Deal: Mealy Bugs

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    Mealy bugs have a special gift of making your plant look unloved. Often covered in white fluff, mealy bugs are white and excrete a sticky liquid called honeydew which can cause a sooty mold to grow on the leaves. Your plant will look like it's lost its pep, is sticky, or is covered in white fluff. 

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  • Advanced Plant Care: Changing your plant care with the seasonĀ 

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    It’s Spring and everybody including our plants are pumped. The days are longer, the sun is stronger and eventually we will be turning our heating off – wahoo! The change of seasons is the ideal time to assess your plant collection and see how everyone is doing. For a list of some things to consider read on!

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  • Pesky Pests and How to Deal: Scale

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    While scale is a less common pest, if you are a lifelong plant-keeper it’s bound to crop up at some point. But worry not - with a little bit of know-how and effort you can get your plant scale-less and healthy again in no time!

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  • FAQ: How to Successfully Move with Plants

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    While the thought of moving apartments is exciting in reality it is an arduous task that will test the patience of even the most chill of folks. Add to that the stress of moving your precious plant collection and now you’re really dreading the prospect. But with a bit of information and prep, your plants can make a seamless, casualty-free transition from one apartment to the next – we promise. 

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  • PLANT TALK: Caring for your indoor palm

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    Is there any faster way to create a tropical staycation vibe in our homes than by adding a palm? While palms come in a huge variety of species, sizes, and shapes most of them have very similar and specific needs that will have to be met to keep them looking their best. 

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  • Our top ten easy-care plants to give as gifts

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    While it’s natural to want to share your new or old love for plants with your friends and family not everyone has thumbs as green as yours. So here is a list of some easy plants to give as gifts this holiday season.

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  • Pesky Pests and How to Deal: Mushrooms and Fungus in the Soil

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    Mushrooms and fungus in the soil, while alarming, are a sign that your soil is healthy! Think of our how our bodies have healthy gut bacteria, it's similar for a healthy soil ecosystem. Read on for instructions on how to eradicate these from your soil and prevent future growth. 

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  • Advanced Plant Care: Demystifying humidity-loving plants

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    Crispy snacks? Yes please! Crispy leaves? Uh oh… If your house plants are starting to look more like kale chips than fresh salad, this one is for you. 

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  • FAQ: When and how to stake your plants

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    You're a good plant parent. You've managed to keep your little darlings alive but now you realize that they’re not so little any more. Does it need a stake? We can help!

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  • Pesky Pests and how to deal: Fungus Gnats

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    Second to Spider mites, we are most often asked about fungus gnats. They are common and incredibly annoying but they are treatable!

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  • FAQ: When and how should I repot my plants?

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    You’ve been coddling your little plant baby along. You’ve been misting, fertilizing and watering it the perfect amount and it’s doing really well - it grew three inches over the summer! Is it time to repot? Read on!

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  • Pesky Pests and How to Deal: Spider Mites

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    Spider mites are one of the most common house plant pests but rest assured they are also one of the easiest to get rid of. As with all pests, early detection is your best friend!

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