Meet The Family: Ficus Elastica Tineke PLUS A Miracle Revival

A few months ago I went through a “I am killing all my plants” phase. My plants were not doing as well as I wanted and I felt very overwhelmed. I am an over thinker and suffer from anxiety so in reality I actually just killed one plant that was doomed before I brought him…

Meet The Family: Pilea Peperomioides And The Repotting Horror

This post started out as an introduction to my Pilea Peperomioides, but turned into a discussion about the struggle I have about deciding when to repot a new plant. It turned into a bit of a rant so I might rewrite the second topic as a separate post.  Apparently the Pilea Peperomioides was a big…

Spring And New Leaves: A Plant Parent’s Favourite Season

Winter used to be my favourite season because I love wearing chunky cable knit sweaters and fluffy socks. Moving to Ireland allowed me to basically experience Winter all year round so Summer became my favourite two weeks of the year (if you live in Ireland or the UK you will get it). Autumn was my…

Meet The Family: Monstera Deliciosa – A Must-Have Plant

This week my husband asked me which plant I would choose if I could take one with us on holiday. Without hesitation I answered that it would definitely be my Monstera Deliciosa. I don’t like to pick favourites but yeah, she is currently my favourite.  With my “Meet The Family” series of posts I will…

Meet The Family: Dracaena Lemon Lime – Striving On Neglect

In the post about my Calathea Musaica I mentioned that on the first weekend in January I did some major plant shopping. I brought home a total of seven new plants and my Dracaena Lemon Lime is one of them. I saw her for the first time at Deep Route Gardening in Cork back in…

Meet The Family: Calathea Musaica – Mesmerized By Her Beauty

This beautiful Calathea Musaica was my first wish list plant. I saw her the first time in Deep Route Gardening in Cork and was mesmerized by the pattern on her leaves. This was still in 2019 and I did not yet have the confidence to purchase her as I heard how difficult it can be…

Beginner’s Guide: My Top 10 Easy To Care For Plants

As a new plant parent I tend to buy plants that are easy to care for. In my opinion an easy to care for plant is a plant that is not as fussy with regards to light, temperature and humidity and is not as susceptible to pests. This does not mean that these plants don’t…

Meet The Family: Mr Fern – Livening Up The Bathroom

The fifth member of my plant family is a fern, known in our household as Mr Fern. I have no idea what his Plant ID is and have consulted with other plant lovers and Google without any luck. I bought him back in December 2019 with my Sansevieria at Woodies and he was simply labeled…

Beginner’s Guide: 5 Tips For New Plant Parents

Caring for houseplants to me means learning to grow and growing as you learn. If you follow me on Instagram or if you’ve read some of my other posts you will know I am completely new to caring for houseplants. My journey started in November 2019 when I made an early New Year’s resolution to…