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  • Etiolation (stretching) in succulents and how to fix it

    Etiolation (stretching) is one of the biggest challenges of growing succulents indoors, especially if you live in a temperate climate that does not get much sunlight during the cooler months. The main culprits that sport this tall and stretched out look, thanks to the lack of sunlight, are echeverias. Famous for their beautiful rosette shapes and beautiful colors, they are the ones that suffer the most and lose their shape,…

  • How to not kill your Calathea: Prayer Plant (Marantaceae) Care

    So one day you find yourself walking into a garden center, or maybe you are at your local supermarket or maybe even Ikea. And then you set your eyes upon it. Oh isn’t it beautiful! That lush and sticking foliage. Your heart starts racing, love at first sight and you know you just have to have it. And so you buy it and proceed to take it home. Looking at…