Let’s talk about light: a HPH guide to understanding houseplants, lighting + orientation

I’ve been thinking a lot about light over the last few weeks — not just with the change in the seasons (…how is it Autumn?!), but also from being in a different, new place. I’ve been getting acquainted with how the light moves around the space —including letting out audible gasps at times when the…

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Repotting Diaries #11: Pilea peperomioides, Aspidistra milky way, Ficus Audrey, Neon Pothos, Ficus elastica Abidjan + Monstera adansonii propagations…

Today’s post is a ‘Repotting Diaries‘ from a session that I carried out a few weeks ago — I’m starting to pack now + I don’t generally like to re-pot too close to any re-location. I tackled some of those plants that really needed a re-pot before getting carefully boxed up — a couple of…

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10 of My Favourite Pink Houseplants

For today’s post, I’ve put together a top ten of my favourite pink houseplants that I love growing here at HOUSEPLANTHOUSE. As a disclaimer to start though, I must confess that as a colour, pink is not actually one of my favourites. I’ve not used pink to decorate + it’s not a colour that appears…

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HPH photo diary / 14. Summer Sun

New leaves and new blooms, things are growing and it’s hot hot hot — really feeling like Summer at last. It’s a different kind of warmth to the coastal conditions I’ve been used to — more still and enveloping. Coffees in the garden, tree shadows dancing across my outdoor work table with a gentle breeze,…

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Monstera adansonii propagation

Some time at the start of the year, I decided to take my Monstera adansonii out of its pot + pull it apart. I had been growing it around a U-shaped bamboo stake for nearly a year but it was getting to that point where the longest stems were seriously long + looking a little…

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HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is 4 years old!

A celebratory post today because it’s my blog-i-versary — HOUSEPLANTHOUSE turned 4 years old this week! I always like to share this milestone because setting up HPH has become quite a pivotal point in my career so far. I set this blog up tentatively after I’d finished writing up my doctorate as I craved a…

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