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Sansevieria - Snake Plant Care

If you are looking for a plant that is near impossible to kill then Sansevieria or Snake plants as they are commonly known are the plants for you. Sansevieria have thick, tough leaves and a striking silhouette. I don't feel like there is too much to say about their care as honestly these plants are troopers and will probably keep going no matter what but if you want to do best by your snake plant keep reading! Light: Sansevieria do best in bright indirect light but will also do just fine in low light or sunny areas too.  Watering: Allow your snake plant to dry out between watering. Avoid getting it's leaves wet and allowing water to sit on the leaves. Water more in...

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Ceropegia woodii - String of Hearts plant care

Ceropegia Woodii or String of Hearts in an eye catching trailing succulent that is easy to care for. Light: String of Hearts likes bright light but not all day sun, so somewhere with an hour or so of afternoon light would be perfect. You can tell when these plants are getting enough light by it's leaves. If they are not getting enough light the leaves will be paler in colour with less patterning and the gaps between the leaves will be longer. Water: Like most succulents allow the soil to dry out between watering, water less frequently in Autumn/Winter once the growing season is over. If you notice leaves yellowing and dropping off over watering is probably the culprit so dial back...

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Peperomia Prostrata - String of Turtles Care

Peperomia Prostrata or String of Turtles is a relatively easy care plant. Hailing from Brasil this Peperomia with it's unusual leaf markings makes an idea hanging plant for your home.  Preferring humid, cool rooms with temperatures of about 18°C to 24°C it is perfectly suited to the average Irish home. They have a shallow root system which means they do well in small pots with good drainage, they enjoy being slightly root bound so don't be in hurry to repot them. Soil: When you do decide to repot them any soil that is well draining with good aeration will be fine. If left sitting soggy for too long the delicate stems will rot. Water: It is better to underwater Peperomia Prostrata than...

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Taking care of your Monstera Adansonii

Monstera Adansonii is Monstera Deliciosas smaller, more delicate sister. Its leaves are more perforated than the Deliciosa and it makes a fantastic climber or trailer.  Soil Monstera Adansonii likes well-draining soil that still retains some water without being soggy. Using soil that contains peat will help to achieve this.  Light Place somewhere nice and bright but try and avoid scorching sun. Water Keep your Monsteras moist but try to avoid the soil becoming waterlogged. If you are unsure about watering a water metre that is available cheaply in most garden centres will help. Mosteras also like high humidity making them a good bathroom plant. Pruning If your Monstera starts to look a little bedraggled you can trim the vines to...

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Calathea Care

Calatheas are fascinating plants that come in a wide range of colours and patterns. They are also rather expressive, closing their leaves up at night and unfolding them again in the daytime. Soil As Calatheas like to be kept on the damp side a soil that holds some moisture without becoming soggy is ideal. Light  Calatheas can tolerate lower light than a lot of houseplants making them an attractive option. Somewhere with low to bright light will work but avoid direct sun as it can bleach the leaves. Watering Calathea prefers moist soil, when the top one to two inches of soil has dried out it is time to water. Calatheas also prefer higher humidity, you can try pebble trays...

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