Types of Succulent Grow Lights and How to Choose the Right One

Types of Succulent Grow Lights and How to Choose the Right One

Succulents need light to thrive but it might not be enough for plants grown indoors or areas that receive minimal natural light. While some succulents can tolerate low-light conditions, most varieties may grow thin and pale as they stretch toward the source of light. To grow sun-loving succulents indoors, you need to place them directly…

White Fuzzy Mold on Terracotta Pots? Here’s What to Do

White Fuzzy Mold on Terracotta Pots? Here’s What to Do

Terracotta pots are made from clay which is naturally porous. As such, they allow air and moisture to pass through their walls. This is very beneficial to plants that don’t like excess moisture around their roots such as cacti and succulents. However, these pots are prone to mold. The formation of a white fuzzy mold…

How to Transplant Hens and Chicks Safely: A Complete DIY Guide

How to Transplant Hens and Chicks Safely: A Complete DIY Guide

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) commonly known as houseleek, are incredibly charming plants that are hardy and easy to grow. Their rosette-shaped foliage and low maintenance make them a favorite among gardeners and succulent enthusiasts. Over time, hens and chicks produce offsets or “chicks” around the main plant. You can divide and transplant these offsets to…

Christmas Cactus Leaves Curling? What to Do Next

Christmas Cactus Leaves Curling? What to Do Next

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii), is a popular holiday plant that produces beautiful blooms during the winter. Christmas cactus leaves curling can be a cause for concern. In this guide, I’ll explain the reasons behind this problem and what you can do to save the plant. Healthy Christmas cactus leaves are rich vibrant and deep…

Are Cactus Spines Poisonous? What to Do if Pricked

Are Cactus Spines Poisonous? What to Do if Pricked

Cacti are commonly defined by clusters of spines on their stems. While this gives them a unique appearance, it raises questions regarding their potential toxicity. In this guide, I’ll explain whether cactus spines are poisonous or not and what to do if they prick your skin. Spines are actually modified leaves or specialized structures that…

Is Aloe Vera Plant Toxic to Cats? The Risks and Precautions

Is Aloe Vera Plant Toxic to Cats? The Risks and Precautions

Aloe vera is one of the most widespread plants in the world. This succulent is commonly grown not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its potential medicinal and cosmetic uses. Additionally, aloe is easy to care for and this makes it a suitable choice for a houseplant. However, when it comes to our…

Effective Homemade Aphid Spray – Recipes and How to Use

Effective Homemade Aphid Spray – Recipes and How to Use

Aphids are among insect pests that feed on plant sap. Their feeding behavior can distort plant tissues leading to curling and yellowing leaves, stunted growth, and the spread of plant diseases. Aphids reproduce rapidly, so controlling them can be a challenge. Some types of aphids such as wooly aphids secrete and cover themselves in a…

Signs of Mealybugs on Succulents and What to Do

Signs of Mealybugs on Succulents and What to Do

Succulents have gained immense popularity due to their stunning beauty, resilience, and minimal care requirements. However, these remarkable plants are not immune to garden pests, and one particularly notorious intruder is the mealybug. In this guide, explore more on what mealybugs look like, their signs on succulents, and some of the most effective control strategies….