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This is very similar to the mantra I say for my plants ‘please stay alive, please stay alive, please stay alive’ ... and when that fails I take them to the plant whisperer, my mum @annejeanes 😘 Image from @polly_and_the_wren 🌿 #plantpower #plants #pleasegrow #nature #plantwhisperer #green #health #naturopath #hillsnaturopath #innatureshands 🍃🙏
Today we are helping this little Syngonium Podophyllum, commonly known as Arrowhead plant or American Evergreen. Its owner, let’s call him Oliver, messaged us because older leaves of his plant keep turning yellow and appear damaged. Here is what we think: Looking at the picture Oliver sent us and taking into account that he is watering his plant quite often, we believe the plant is being overwatered. The Arrowhead plant likes moisture, but the soil should not be kept too wet. We recommend waiting for the top soil to dry out before watering again. If kept too wet, this might cause root rot. The Arrowhead likes warmth and humidity. Temperatures should not drop below 16 °C and we recommend spraying water on the leaves. If the surrounding air is very dry, you should mist the plant daily. Avoid placing the plant on or next to heaters. The leaves of the Arrowhead come in many varieties, including this mix of white and green. However, taking a closer look at the picture, the colour of one leaf appears extremely faded and leaf damage is visible (brown edges, tips and holes). This is a strong indication that your plant isn’t happy with the light levels. Burns and bleaching like this can be caused by exposure to direct sunlight. We would recommend moving your plant to a different spot, away from direct sunlight. The plant does tolerate low lighting to some extent, but generally does much better when it receives bright, indirect light. Providing good humidity for your plant as described above will also help to prevent the occurrence of brown leaf tips and edges. #arrowhead #americanevergreen #syngoniumpodophyllum #syngonium #podophyllum #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
Today we are trying to help our first little bonsai: Monica’s Ficus religiosa, also known as Bo Tree or Sacred Fig. The leaves of this evergreen tree suddenly started to turn yellow. Here is what we think is happening and our advice: The Ficus religiosa is a tropical plant that needs lots of light and warmth. You mentioned that the plant is usually located outside in indirect sunlight and winter is now setting in. We think that a drop in temperatures might have caused the tree’s leaves to turn yellow and fall off. This is a normal reaction of Ficus religiosa if it gets either not enough light or warmth (or both). We recommend keeping the tree inside over the winter months, depending of course on how cold it gets in your country. In any case, you should make sure that the temperature is never below 5 °C! Ideally, temperatures should be 12°C - 25°C. If it’s too cold outside, you should look for a good spot indoors with lots and lots of bright (preferably indirect) light. The Ficus religiosa doesn’t need much water, but the soil should never be completely dry. Keep it slightly moist at all times but not wet and water preferably with rainwater (or let tap water rest in your watering can over night). This plant can tolerate dry air to some extent but is happier with higher humidity. Although this usually doesn’t cause such a sudden change in the leaves’ color, your tree might also be lacking nutrients. If you haven’t used any fertilizer for over half a year, we would recommend looking for a liquid/ organic fertilizer that is explicitly suitable for bonsai. #ficusreligiosa #ficus #bonsai #botree #sacredfig #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
This little Crassula Ovata Gollum, better known as Gollum Jade or Jade Plant, has parts which are partially dying off. We've been asked for help by its owner and are happy to give some advice. Here is what we think: Looking at your picutre it seems your plant has received too much water, which might have caused some roots to rot and parts of the plant to die. Being a succulent, the Crassula Ovata Gollum doesn't need much water. We would recommend to wait until the soil in the pot is fairly dry before watering the plant. However don't wait too long and water before the soil becomes dusty. Make sure the soil is well-draining to avoid waterlogging. You should avoid water accumulating at the bottom of the pot after watering the plant. In case that happens, just pour out the excess. #jadeplant #gollumjade #crassulaovatagollum #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
We got a message from Max who asked us for help with his Spathiphyllum plant, also known as Peace Lily. The plant was moved from its old location and started to get brown spots at the border of some leaves. We are very happy to give some advice. Spathiphyllum plants prefer a bright location but also grow well in partial shade. In any case, the plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Looking at the picture you sent us, we believe such an exposure to direct sunlight might have caused the damage on the leave. We would recommend moving the plant to a semi-shaded spot. #peacelily #spathiphyllum #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
flourishing in the veggie patch >>>nettles<<< add them to your soup for a nutrient boost ~ rich in calcium, iron, protein, vitamins A/C/E/K 🍃🍃🍃
I’m so very proud of my succulent plants... they are coming along nicely 🌵🌿🌱🍃 . . . #succulents #plants #plantwhisperer #plantdad
We got a message from Susan asking us for advice on how to treat her Maranta leuconeura, also known as Red Prayer Plant. A big brown spot appeared on one of the leaves. We’re happy to help and here is what we think is happening: Looking at the picture, it seems the leaf with the brown spot gets more light than the rest of the plant and might also be exposed to direct sunlight. While the Red Prayer Plant likes bright indirect light, it should not be exposed to direct light as this can cause sunburn and fading of the leaves. We believe this is what happened here and recommend moving your plant to a spot where it is protected from direct sunlight. The edges of the leaf also look a little dry, which is an indication that the humidity is too low. The Maranta leuconeura needs moist air, so we recommend misting your plant at least every three or four days. Alternatives are placing it close to a room humidifier or setting the plant as it is on a humidity tray, for example a shallow tray with water and pebbles where the plant sits on the pebbles. #redprayerplant #prayerplant #marantaleuconeura #maranta #leuconeura #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
Final Hoya flower update. They are gorgeous pink blooms with a kinda moss meets marzipan scent 😊🌸 Don't forget we'll be @redbicyclecoffee this Saturday from 9-2pm. 2190 Nolensville Rd #plantsarethenewblack #plantwhisperer #plantgeek
Rosy's Tulsi plant, also known as Holy Basil started getting some light green and yellow patches on its leaves. She asked us for advice and we are happy to help. Here is what we think: It seems your Tulsi plant doesn't get enough nutrients from its soil. Ideally the soil should be fertile and loamy and have good drainage as well. You mentioned your plant hasn't been repotted or fertilized in a while, so we would recommend applying some (organic), liquid fertilizer once every two or three weeks or replacing the top layer of the soil. Mixing in some fruit or vegetable remains in there as you suggested could also do the trick. But we would recommend only to replace the top layer and wait for your plant to recover before repotting it. #holybasil #basil #tulsi #ocimumtenuiflorum #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
#poem brimming with love this vessel overflows drenched in the horizon of a thousand healed suns there is a river that colours outside the lines laden with streak of life's unpredictabilia and here on this side as our moon unhides and your sun born out of her shadow i'm in two places at once my heart contain not this eventide bursting from seam of golden daybreak this coming and going of drought lip smile this washing away of salty tear and yesteryear promise . brimming with love this vessel overflows drenched in the horizon of a thousand healed suns - maria thomas #naturepoetry #earthchild #nofilter #gardenpoetry #lessonsfromnature #loveisfreedom #freedom #naturephotography #naturelover #plantwhisperer #instagramwriters #poemsoninstagram #poemsonig #womenwhowrite #poetsonig #poetry #lovepoem #wanderlust #writersofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #writerscommunity #poetcommunity #artcommunity #art #artistsoninstagram #love #poemsoninstagram #poetryoninstagram
Today we are helping this little Syngonium Podophyllum, commonly known as Arrowhead plant or American Evergreen. Its owner, let’s call him Oliver, messaged us because older leaves of his plant keep turning yellow and appear damaged. Here is what we think: Looking at the picture Oliver sent us and taking into account that he is watering his plant quite often, we believe the plant is being overwatered. The Arrowhead plant likes moisture, but the soil should not be kept too wet. We recommend waiting for the top soil to dry out before watering again. If kept too wet, this might cause root rot. The Arrowhead likes warmth and humidity. Temperatures should not drop below 16 °C and we recommend spraying water on the leaves. If the surrounding air is very dry, you should mist the plant daily. Avoid placing the plant on or next to heaters. The leaves of the Arrowhead come in many varieties, including this mix of white and green. However, taking a closer look at the picture, the colour of one leaf appears extremely faded and leaf damage is visible (brown edges, tips and holes). This is a strong indication that your plant isn’t happy with the light levels. Burns and bleaching like this can be caused by exposure to direct sunlight. We would recommend moving your plant to a different spot, away from direct sunlight. The plant does tolerate low lighting to some extent, but generally does much better when it receives bright, indirect light. Providing good humidity for your plant as described above will also help to prevent the occurrence of brown leaf tips and edges. #arrowhead #americanevergreen #syngoniumpodophyllum #syngonium #podophyllum #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
We got a message from Susan asking us for advice on how to treat her Maranta leuconeura, also known as Red Prayer Plant. A big brown spot appeared on one of the leaves. We’re happy to help and here is what we think is happening: Looking at the picture, it seems the leaf with the brown spot gets more light than the rest of the plant and might also be exposed to direct sunlight. While the Red Prayer Plant likes bright indirect light, it should not be exposed to direct light as this can cause sunburn and fading of the leaves. We believe this is what happened here and recommend moving your plant to a spot where it is protected from direct sunlight. The edges of the leaf also look a little dry, which is an indication that the humidity is too low. The Maranta leuconeura needs moist air, so we recommend misting your plant at least every three or four days. Alternatives are placing it close to a room humidifier or setting the plant as it is on a humidity tray, for example a shallow tray with water and pebbles where the plant sits on the pebbles. #redprayerplant #prayerplant #marantaleuconeura #maranta #leuconeura #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
#30daysofwhy Day 15: _ Because it is the collective responsibility of humans to take care of and protect this Earth and all its inhabitants. _ . . #joyfulroots #twitter #artstagram
More beans to dry! Had to pull it out since a good number of the pods were starting to germinate cause of the rain.
Nicki’s Dracaena Fragrans (aka. Corn Plant) has brown leaf tips and he is not sure what to do, so he contacted us. Here is what we think will help: Brown leaf tips on Corn Plants and other Dracaenas are most likely the result of too low humidity. To increase the humidity level we recommend to swipe the dust off the leaves and to use a spray bottle to spray lukewarm water on the leaves. Especially in the winter heating period this helps the Corn Plant. Be sure not to water more than needed, just keep the soil moist as watering the soil will not help to increase the humidity level. #cornplant #dracaenafragrans #dracaena #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub
Our newest problem child is Melissa’s Beaucarnea Recurvata or simply Ponytail Palm or Elephant Foot Tree. She wrote us because of little new growth and the fact that the older leaves turn brown and fall off. Here is what we think will help: The light new growth and the colour of the stem and soil tell us that this Ponytail Palm simply gets watered too often. In case of underwatering the stem would be shriveled which is not the case. The Ponytail Palm originates from the Mexican desert, which long periods of drought built out the Ponytail Palms ability to save water in its stem resulting in low water requirements. #ponytailpalm #elephantfoottree #beaucarnearecurvata #beaucarnea #houseplantbuddy #sadplant #sadplanthappyagain #planthelp #plantingjoy #plantwhisperer #secretsofgreen #greenery #plantsofinstagram #urbanjungle #houseplants #indoorplants #plantlove #plantlover #plantstagram #instaplant #plantsmakepeoplehappy #weloveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub