Plant School Podcast

By Tenney Plants

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Ever wanted to get into houseplants, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you have the greeenest of thumbs or have never touched a plant, my goal is to teach you something new without being too overwhelming. Enroll in plant school by listening along as Rachel (BS in Plant Science) teaches about the world of indoor plants! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plant-school/support

Episode Date
RERUN - How to Decorate Your Home with Houseplants w/ Dee & Alicjia | Ep. 95
00:37:00

Since I am sick, enjoy this wonderful rerun of Episode 66!  I interviewed two interior designers, Dee Morrison and Alicjia Truesdale of Truesdale Morrison Design.  We cover the following topics;

  • What do you consider when using plants in your home?
  • What plants go with different styles of homes
  • How to use florals in your design
  • Where do you find good pots for your plants?
  • How do you keep your plants from looking too cluttered?

You can find more about Dee and Alicjia at truesdalemorrison.com, their instagram @truesdale_morrison_design, or their facebook page.

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Sep 29, 2022
Nerve Plant Care Guide | Ep. 94
00:25:26

In today's episode I go over everything about nerve plants or fittonia.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a nerve plant?
  • Where do they originate?
  • Do they have any symbolism?
  • What’s their history of becoming a houseplant?
  • Where to place it in your home? Lighting needs?
  • How to best water it?
  • What soil is best?
  • How to fertilize it?
  • How to propagate it?
  • What pests are they susceptible to?
  • Extra tips?

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Sep 22, 2022
History of David Fairchild - Men in Botany | Ep. 93
00:28:32

In today's episode I go over the life of David Fairchild and how he shaped a major part of our everyday lives.

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Sep 15, 2022
Bamboo Care Guide | Ep. 92
00:21:58

In today's episode I go over everything about the lucky bamboo plant!  I answer questions including;

  • What is bamboo?
  • Where did it originate?
  • Does it have any symbolism?
  • What’s its history of becoming a houseplant?
  • How to water it?
  • Where to place it in your home? Lighting needs?
  • How to fertilize it?
  • How to repot it? What soil does it prefer?
  • How do you propagate bamboo?
  • Does it deal with any pests?
  • Extra care tips?

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Sep 08, 2022
Top 10 Rare Houseplants | Ep. 91
00:23:55

In today's episode I go over what exactly "rare houseplant" means and give my personal top 10 rare houseplants.

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Sep 01, 2022
Intro to Floral Design w/ Mickelle Farnsworth | Ep. 90
00:27:58

In today's episode I have floral designer, Mickelle Farnsworth, on the podcast to teach you the basics of floral design.  She answers questions including,

  • When is it appropriate to design your own florals?
  • Where to buy them?
  • What are you looking for when buying flowers?
  • How to prepare the flowers for design?
  • How to design them?
  • How to help cut flowers last a long time?

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Aug 25, 2022
Croton Care Guide | Ep. 89
00:25:26

In today's episode I go over everything about crotons and how you can best keep them alive!  I answer questions including;

  • What is a croton?
  • Where do they originate?
  • Do they symbolize anything?
  • How did they become a houseplant?
  • How to water them?
  • Lighting needs and where to place it in your home?
  • How to repot one?
  • How to fertilize a croton?
  • How to propagate a croton?
  • Do they deal with any pests?
  • Extra care tips?

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Aug 18, 2022
What's inside of a plant? - Plant Science Lesson | Ep. 88
00:25:21

In today's episode I go over what's inside of a plant and all of it's components that allow it to function.  I answer the following questions;

  • Why do we care what's inside of a plant?
  • How is a plant made?
  • What if humans could photosynthesize? 
  • What's inside of a plant?
  • How does knowing what's inside a plant help you as a houseplant owner?

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Aug 11, 2022
How to Keep Herbs Alive | Ep. 87
00:23:17

In today's episode I discuss how to keep herbs alive and answer questions including;

  • What is a herb?
  • Why grow herbs?
  • How to start growing them?
  • Any unique uses of herbs?
  • How to water herbs?
  • Lighting needs for herbs?
  • How to repot them?
  • How to harvest them?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • Can you propagate them?

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Aug 04, 2022
Plant Myth or Not; Does a Plant Know Where it is? | Ep. 86
00:15:36

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In today's episode I discuss if a plant really knows where it is or not.  I answer questions including;

  • Where did this question begin?
  • Do they sense artificial and real gravity?
  • How are they sending signals about gravity?
  • What process does a plant use gravity for?
  • All in all, does a plant really know where it is?

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Jul 28, 2022
History of Katherine Esau - Women in Botany | Ep. 85
00:17:07

In today's episode we highlight another amazing woman in botany, Katherine Esau.  I go over the following relating to her life;

  • Who is Katherine Esau?
  • Her early life
  • Her education and career
  • What is Katherine known for?
  • How does she live on today?

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Jul 21, 2022
Pilea Plant Care Guide | Ep. 84
00:22:26

In today's episode I go over everything for caring for your pilea plant and where it came from.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a pilea plant?
  • What symbolism do they hold?
  • Where do pileas originate?
  • How did pileas become houseplants?
  • Lighting needs for pilea?
  • Watering needs?
  • How to fertilize a pilea?
  • Can you propagate a pilea?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • Extra Care Tips?

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Jul 14, 2022
RERUN - How to Save a Dying Plant | Ep. 83
00:27:18

Thanks for being understanding about today's rerun episode!

In today's episode I discuss the common conundrum of how to go about saving a dying plant.  I discuss the following questions;

  • What are the most common causes of plant death?
  • What tips are there to save my plant from these causes?
  • How long do you wait for a plant nub to come back to life?
  • What are some uncommon causes of plant death and how to fix them?
  • What to do with a plant that can't be saved?

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Jul 08, 2022
Top Longest Living Houseplants | Ep. 82
00:19:13

In today's episode I cover which houseplants are known to typically live the longest in your home!  I also answer the following questions;

  • Why are we interested in long-living houseplants?
  • How long should they be living?
  • What are the longest living houseplants in history?
  • How to help your plant live longer?
  • What are the longest living houseplants?

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Jun 30, 2022
Goldfish Plant Care Guide | Ep. 81
00:21:18

In today's episode I go over the history and how to care for a goldfish plant.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a goldfish plant?
  • What is the symbolism behind them?
  • Where do they come from?
  • What are their lighting needs?
  • Their watering needs?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • How to repot them?
  • How to propagate a goldfish plant?
  • What pests do they deal with?
  • Extra care tips?

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Jun 23, 2022
Benefits of Gardening w/ Kids | Ep. 80 (Speckled Bees Podcast)
00:40:38

Today's episode is an interview I did on the Speckled Bees Podcast all about the benefits of gardening with kids and how to start.  I answer the following questions;

  • What are the benefits of a garden on children?
  • How can you start a garden with kids?

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Jun 16, 2022
Medicinal Houseplants | Ep. 79
00:34:09

In today's episode I dive into a topic that I love, medicinal plants.  I answer the following questions;

  • What does "medicinal" mean?
  • What makes a plant medicinal?
  • How long have plants been used for medicine?
  • How many plants are medicinal?
  • How do you prep medicinal plants?
  • What houseplants are medicinal?

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Jun 09, 2022
String of Pearls Care Guide | Ep. 78
00:22:42

In today's episode I cover how to care for a String of Pearls, Dolphins, Banana, Tear, etc. plant.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a string of pearls?
  • What is their symbolism?
  • Where did they originate from?
  • How did they become houseplants?
  • Lighting & watering needs?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • What soil is best & when to repot?
  • How to propagate them?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • Extra care tips

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Jun 02, 2022
Plant Myth or Not: Do Houseplants Soothe Allergies? | Ep. 77
00:19:47

In today's episode I dive into the question of if houseplants aggravate or soothe allergies.  I also touch on the subject of if lung transplant patients are allowed to have houseplants and why.

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May 26, 2022
Palm Care Guide | Ep. 76
00:28:08

In today's episode I cover how to care for palm plants!  I go over the following questions;

  • What is a palm?
  • What do they symbolize?
  • What's the history of the palm plant?
  • Lighting needs of a palm?
  • Watering needs of a palm?
  • How a fertilize a palm?
  • How to repot a palm and what soil is best?
  • How to propagate a palm?
  • How to prune and dust a palm?
  • What pests do they deal with?

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May 19, 2022
Best Plant Care Apps | Ep. 75
00:26:02

In today's episode I review 20 apps that claimed to be plant care apps and used them all to find the best of the best!

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Greg App - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/greg-easy-plant-care/id1512912236

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May 12, 2022
Top Fastest Growing Houseplants w/ Andi Pekipaki @monsteramammas | Ep. 74
00:25:26

In today's episode I chat with Andi, owner of Monstera Mamma.  We talk about how she got into houseplants and her top suggestions for houseplants that grow extra quickly when properly cared for.

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May 05, 2022
History of George W. Carver - Men in Botany | Ep. 73
00:22:28

In today's episode we highlight a man in botany not usually discussed, George Washington Carver.  We go through his life and his contribution to the botanical world that we still use today!

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Apr 28, 2022
Begonia Care Guide | Ep. 72
00:33:47

In today's episode I go over everything about caring for a begonia and more.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a begonia?
  • Does it have any symbolism?
  • How did it get into our homes as houseplants?
  • Where to place it in your home?
  • How do you water it?
  • What soil is best and how to repot it?
  • How do you fertilize it?
  • How do you propagate it?
  • What pests is it prone to?
  • Extra care tips!

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Apr 21, 2022
Interview w/ a Rare Plant Shop Owner | Ep. 71
00:28:40

In today's episode I interview Marisa Merriman who is the owner of Hello Foliage, a rare plant shop in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  We discuss the following questions;

  • How did you get into houseplants?
  • What inspired you to open your own plant shop?
  • What was the process of opening your own shop?
  • What sort of problems do you see plant owners struggle with and how do you help them?
  • What soil/medium do you use for rare plants?
  • What plants do you suggest someone new to rare plants start with?

If you'd like to connect with Marisa you can visit her instagram @hello_foliage, her website, her etsy shop, or visit her physical shop at 3471 S W Temple St, SLC, UT.

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Apr 14, 2022
How to Plan a Garden | Ep. 70
00:32:10

Today's episode goes over everything to start your own garden.  I answer the following questions;

  • Where do you start?
  • When do you start planting?
  • What plants should you grow?
  • What's the cost of a garden?
  • What are the benefits to a garden?

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Apr 07, 2022
Monstera Care Guide | Ep. 69
00:36:46

Today's episode I cover everything about monsteras from their history and how they got here to how to care for your own.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a monstera?
  • How many types are there?
  • What is it's symbolic meaning?
  • How did it get to be so popular?/Their history?
  • What are the most expensive monsteras?
  • Where to place them in your home?
  • How to water them?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • What pests do they get?
  • How to propagate them?
  • How to repot them?
  • How to encourage fenestration?
  • Extra care tips

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Mar 31, 2022
Plant Myth or Not: Can Plants Hear? | Ep. 68
00:23:24

In today's episode I go over research regarding if plants are capable or not of hearing.  I answer questions including;

  • Why are we asking this question?
  • Does playing music affect plants?
  • Does talking to a plant affect it?
  • Do plants have genes for hearing?
  • Can plants hear?

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Mar 24, 2022
African Violet Care Guide | Ep. 67
00:33:51
In today's episode we dive into the world of African Violets and how to be successful with them.  I answer the following questions; What is an African Violet? What do they symbolize? What is their history? Where to place them in your home? How to water them? How to fertilize an African Violet? How to repot them? How to propagate them? How to deal with pests? Extra care tips Thanks for listening! Remember, share this podcast with someone and message me on Instagram @tenneyplants to be entered into the free merch giveaway! Plant School Merch - https://tenney-plants.creator-spring.com/ Follow me; Instagram - @tenneyplants YouTube - Tenney Plants Channel Blog - www.tenneyplants.com Pinterest - Tenney Plants Email me! - tenneyplants@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plant-school/support
Mar 17, 2022
How to Decorate Your Home with Houseplants w/ Dee & Alicjia | Ep. 66
00:38:12

Today I interview two interior designers, Dee Morrison and Alicjia Truesdale of Truesdale Morrison Design.  We cover the following topics; 

  • What to consider when using plants in your home 
  • What plants go with different styles of homes 
  • How to use florals in your design 
  • Where to find great pots for your plants 
  • How to keep your plants from looking cluttered Etc.

You can find more about Dee and Alicjia at truesdalemorrison.com, their instagram @truesdale_morrison_design, or their facebook page. 

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Mar 10, 2022
Organic Plant Care; Is it better? | Ep. 65
00:37:26

In today's episode I dive into a comparison of organic plant care versus a more synthetic plant care.  I answer the following questions;

  • What is organic and synthetic fertilizer?
  • Pros and cons of synthetic fertilizer?
  • Pros and cons of organic fertilizer?
  • Best organic fertilizer to use?
  • Pros and cons of synthetic pesticides?
  • Pros and cons of organic pesticides?
  • What's Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

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Mar 03, 2022
History of Alice Eastwood - Women in Botany | Ep. 64
00:28:20

Today's episode we learn all about the amazing Alice Eastwood and all she accomplished in the plant community. 

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Feb 24, 2022
All About Terrariums | Ep. 63
00:22:26

Todays episode goes everything you need to know about terrariums.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a terrarium?
  • What's so special about them?
  • How long do they last?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What plants work well in them?
  • How can I make a terrarium?
  • How to care for one?
  • How to handle pests?

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Feb 17, 2022
Plant Myth or Not: Do Plants Have Feelings? | Ep. 62
00:13:54
In today's episode I dive into if plants have feelings or not.  I answer/discuss the following questions; What level of feelings do plants have? How do plants react so quickly to touch? Can touching a plant affect it negatively? Do plants have feelings? Thanks for listening! Remember, share this podcast with someone and message me on Instagram @tenneyplants to be entered into the giveaway! Plant School Merch - https://tenney-plants.creator-spring.com/ Follow us; Instagram - @tenneyplants YouTube - Tenney Plants Channel Blog - www.tenneyplants.com Pinterest - Tenney Plants Email us! - tenneyplants@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plant-school/support
Feb 10, 2022
How to Save a Dying Plant | Ep. 61
00:26:28

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In today's episode I discuss the common conundrum of how to go about saving a dying plant.  I discuss the following questions;

  • What are the most common causes of plant death?
  • What tips are there to save my plant from these causes?
  • How long do you wait for a plant nub to come back to life?
  • What are some uncommon causes of plant death and how to fix them?
  • What to do with a plant that can't be saved?

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Feb 03, 2022
Carnivorous Plants Intro and Care Guide | Ep. 60
00:25:58

In today's episode we dive into carnivorous plants.  I answer questions including;

  • What is a carnivorous plant?
  • How did carnivory begin in plants?
  • Where do they originate?
  • What types of traps are there?
  • Can these plants harm humans?
  • What carnivorous plants are best for beginners?
  • Where do you buy them?
  • Sunlight needs?
  • Watering needs?
  • What soil is best for them?
  • Should you feed them?
  • Do they need to be fertilized?
  • Do they need pruning?
  • Do they deal with any pests?

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Jan 27, 2022
All About Seeds - Plant Science Lesson | Ep. 59
00:26:15

Today's episode is all about seeds and how amazing they are!  I discuss the following questions;

  • What are seeds?
  • Why are seeds cool?
  • How did they evolve?
  • Biggest and smallest seeds?
  • How many seeds exist in the world?
  • Do we have back-ups for our seeds in case of disaster?
  • How do you gather them?
  • How to make them grow?

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Jan 20, 2022
History of Kate Sessions - Women in Botany | Ep. 58
00:23:46

The life and history of Kate Sessions, an early Californian botanist, horticulturist, and landscape architect that changed Southern California into what it is now.

Hope you guys enjoy this Women in Botany series as much as I do!

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Jan 13, 2022
Cast Iron Plant/Aspidistra Care Guide | Ep. 57
00:20:30

Today's episode goes over everything about the Aspidistra or Cast Iron Plant.  I answer the following questions;

  • What is a cast iron plant?
  • What's their appeal?
  • What's their history?
  • Where to put it in your home?
  • How to water it?
  • What soil is best for it?
  • When does it need to be repotted?
  • How do you fertilize it?
  • Can they be propagated?
  • What pests do they deal with?
  • Extra tips

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Jan 06, 2022
How to Buy Plants Online w/ Chloe @plantedinprovo | Ep. 56
00:35:24

Today's episode I interview Chloe about her experience with buying plants online and what you can do to have a seamless online plant-buying experience and how to take care of them once they arrive.

Chloe's Instagram - @plantedinprovo

Chloe's Youtube Channel - Planted In Provo

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Dec 30, 2021
Christmas Tree History | Ep. 55
00:23:12

Today I go over the fun topic of the history of the Christmas tree!  I discuss the following questions;

  • When did we decide to bring trees into our homes?
  • What do evergreens mean to ancient civilizations?
  • How did Christmas trees spread to America?
  • How has the Christmas tree developed in the modern day?
  • Are Christmas trees sustainable?
  • What tree is best for our homes?
  • Christmas tree stats of today?

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Dec 23, 2021
RERUN - Poinsettia Care Guide | Ep. 54
00:26:11

Rerun of our poinsettia care guide episode from last year, hope you enjoy! And happy holidays!

We discuss the following questions;

  • What's the poinsettias history?  
  • Is it always bright red? 
  • How to make it re-flower? 
  • Is it a delicate or hardy plant? 
  • Temperature needs? 
  • Lighting needs? 
  • Watering needs? 
  • How to propagate it?


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Dec 16, 2021
RERUN - Christmas Cactus & Norfolk Island Pine Care Guide | Ep. 53
00:31:04

Rerun of our care guide for the Norfolk Island Pine and the Christmas Cactus.  Hope you're having a great Christmas season!

We answer the following questions for each plant;

  • What is it's history? 
  • Watering needs? 
  • Lighting needs? 
  • Fertilizing needs? 
  • When to repot it? 
  • Soil needs? 
  • How to make it re-flower? 
  • How to propagate it? 
  • Extra tips and facts

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Dec 10, 2021
Plant Myth or Not; Can Plants Smell? | Ep. 52
00:15:48

Today I dive into some different research on if plants have the ability to smell.  I answer questions including;

  • Do plants have noses?
  • How do you figure out if a plant can smell?
  • How does fruit ripen by itself?
  • Do plants react to more chemicals than ethylene?
  • Myth or not; can plants smell?

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Dec 07, 2021
Bird of Paradise Care Guide | Ep. 51
00:24:12

In today's episode, I go over everything you would want to know in caring for a Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and more!  I answer questions including;

  • What is a Bird of Paradise?
  • Is it a houseplant?
  • What's their history?
  • What meaning does this plant hold?
  • How to water it?
  • Where does it thrive in a home?
  • Does it need fertilizer?
  • What soil does it prefer?
  • Can it be propagated and how?
  • Does it need pruning?
  • When do you repot it?
  • What pests are most common?
  • Are they toxic?

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Nov 18, 2021
Top 10 Easiest Houseplants to Propagate w/ Lindsie Lewis | Ep. 50
00:18:38

Today I introduce some exciting season two announcements and talk with my friend, Lindsie Lewis, about her top ten easiest plants to propagate.

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Nov 11, 2021
Plant Myth or Not: Can Plants See? | Ep. 49
00:16:43

Our last episode of Season One! We dive into the question of if plants can see and how well they can do so.  We answer questions including;

  • Why is this even a question someone would have?
  • Where are a plants receptors for seeing?
  • Are they sensitive to all light or some more than others?
  • Do farmers take advantage of plants "vision"?
  • How well can they see?
  • Do they have a circadian rhythm?
  • Why would they develop this system to see light?
  • Myth or not; can plants see?

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Oct 07, 2021
Candelabra Cactus Care Guide | Ep. 48
00:17:19

Today Rachel goes over the history, how to care for, and how to troubleshoot the candelabra cactus or Euphorbia ingens.  We answer the following questions;

  • What are some other names for this plant?
  • What is a candelabra cactus?
  • How did it come to be a plant in our homes?
  • How do you water it?
  • Where to place it in a home?
  • Does it need to be fertilized?
  • What soil does it prefer?
  • Is it prone to any pests?
  • How do you propagate it?
  • Does it need pruning?

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Oct 01, 2021
Plant Myth Or Not: Do Indoor Plants Clean the Air? | Ep. 47
00:20:18

Today we dive into if houseplants can really clean the air in our homes or not.  We answer the following questions;

  • Where did the whole idea of plants cleaning the air come from?
  • Is the infamous NASA study valid?
  • What if you stuffed a TON of plants in a room?
  • Do plants clean the air?
  • Do houseplants clean the air?
  • How do you clean your home's air?

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Sep 16, 2021
Spider Plant Care Guide | Ep. 46
00:17:21

In this episode we go over how to successfully care for your spider plant and how to get rid of those pesky brown tips!  We answer questions including;

  • What are some other names for a spider plant?
  • Where did it come from?
  • What does it symbolize?
  • Lighting needs?
  • Watering needs?
  • Fertilizing needs?
  • When does it need to be re-potted?
  • How to propagate it?
  • What pests are they prone to?

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Sep 02, 2021
Photosynthesis - Plant Science Lesson | Ep. 45
00:14:29

This episode is our first plant science lesson!  We did our best to keep it interesting and simple for all of our Plant School listeners. We answer questions including;

  • What is photosynthesis?
  • How does it work?
  • What part of the plant performs photosynthesis?
  • Are there different forms of photosynthesis?
  • How did it come to be?
  • Are plants the only ones who perform photosynthesis?
  • Are there any plants that don't use photosynthesis?

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Aug 21, 2021
Umbrella Tree Care Guide | Ep. 44
00:21:14

Today we cover how to care for Umbrella Tree or Scheffleras.  We answer questions including;

  • Common names for the Umbrella Tree?
  • What's it's history?
  • What does it symbolize?
  • Lighting needs?
  • Watering needs?
  • Soil needs?
  • How to propagate it?
  • How to fertilize it?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • How to maintain it?
  • Are they poisonous?

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Aug 12, 2021
Top 10 Houseplants that are Hard to Kill | Ep. 43
00:12:31

Today we do a shorter episode going over Rachel's top 10 suggestions for hardy houseplants that are hard to kill.  This list is also perfect if you're needing ideas on what plants to give to someone new to houseplants.

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Aug 05, 2021
Different Ways to Water Your Houseplant (Top-watering vs Bottom-watering) | Ep. 42
00:14:01

Today Sam and I go over different ways to water your houseplant and when to do so.  We answer questions including the following;

  • Top basic watering tips?
  • What is bottom-watering?
  • Why should you bottom water?
  • What would happen if you bottom-watered all the time?
  • What is top-watering?
  • Why top-water your plants?
  • Can you water with aquarium water?

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Jul 24, 2021
Introduction to Hydroponics | Ep. 41
00:17:01

In today’s episode we go over the basics of hydroponics and how you can get involved. We answer questions including;

  • What is hydroponics?
  • What do you need to start hydroponics?
  • History of hydroponics?
  • Why do it?
  • What plants can be used in hydroponics?
  • If you want to try it, what do you do?
  • How much does it cost?

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Jul 15, 2021
Fern Care Guide | Ep. 40
00:27:51

Today Sam and Rachel discuss all there is to know about ferns.  Well, maybe not all there is to know, this plant is incredibly interesting and rich in history.  We answer the following questions including;

  • What is a fern?
  • What are the bumps on the underside of the frond?
  • How did ferns end up in our houses?
  • Folklore surrounding ferns?
  • Symbolic meaning of ferns?
  • How much water do they need?
  • What soil is best for ferns?
  • Where should you put them in your home?
  • Best fertilizing practices?
  • How to keep your fern looking nice?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • How do you propagate a fern?

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Jul 09, 2021
Pothos Care Guide | Ep. 39
00:24:45

In this episode we discuss how to care for one the most well-known houseplants, the pothos.  We answer questions including;

  • What is a pothos?
  • Do they have flowers?
  • How did it come to be a common houseplant?
  • Are any variegated?
  • What does a pothos symbolically mean?
  • How do you water it?
  • How do you fertilize it?
  • What soil is best?
  • How and when to repot it?
  • Where to place it in a home?
  • How do you propagate it?
  • Is it toxic to animals?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • Extra care and troubleshooting tips

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Jul 01, 2021
Online Plant Trading | Ep. 38
00:15:15

Today Sam and I go over online plant trading and swaps and how you can join in!  We answer the following questions;

  • What is online plant trading?
  • Why would you want to get involved with trading plants?
  • How popular is it?
  • Are there any laws to this industry?
  • How do you ship a plant to someone?
  • How would I go about finding my own local plant trading group?

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Jun 25, 2021
Dracaena Care Guide | Ep. 37
00:20:08

Today Sam and Rachel go over how to care for your Dracaena!  We answer questions including the following;

  • What is a dracaena?
  • What's their history?
  • How to water them?
  • How do you know if your plant is suffering from fluoride toxicity?
  • Where to place them in a home?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • What type of soil do they need?
  • How to propagate a dracaena?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • Extra care tips

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Jun 11, 2021
Plant Breeds and Breeding | Ep. 36
00:14:44

In today's episode, Rachel and Sam talk about plant breeding and why it's done.

We answer questions including;

  • What is a plant breed?
  • What's the purpose of having different breeds?
  • How did plant breeding begin?
  • Is plant breeding a job?
  • How do you breed plants?

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Jun 04, 2021
Flowering in Houseplants | Ep. 35
00:19:09

Today we go over a very basic overview of flowers and specifically flowers in houseplants.  We discuss questions including;

  • What is a flower?
  • Why does a plant flower?
  • Do all houseplants flower?
  • How to induce flowering in houseplants?
  • Are all flowers on houseplants desirable?
  • Why are houseplants at the nursery/store always flowering?

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May 21, 2021
Introduction to Bonsai | Ep. 34
00:24:11

In today's episode, Sam and I talk about bonsai, what they are, their history, and how you can get started!

We discuss the following questions;

  • What is a bonsai?
  • What's the history behind bonsai?
  • What trees can be used for a bonsai?
  • How do you bonsai?
  • How expensive are they and why?
  • How do you care for them?
  • What's my (Rachel's) approach to bonsai?
  • Do you recommend it for everyone?

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May 13, 2021
Kalanchoe Care Guide | Ep. 33
00:24:52

In today's episode Sam and I go over how to care for Kalanchoes, specifically Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.

We answer questions including;

  • What is a kalanchoe?
  • What's the history of kalanchoe?
  • Are they easy to care for?
  • Lighting needs?
  • Watering needs?
  • How to fertilize them?
  • Soil needs?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • How to manage flowers and reflowering?
  • How to propagate a kalanchoe?
  • Where can you buy one?

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May 06, 2021
Moving Indoor Plants Outside - Spring Indoor Plant Care | Ep. 32
00:15:18

In today's episode, Sam and I discuss the basics of spring indoor plant care, particularly the aspect of moving your indoor plants outside for the warmer months of the year.

We answer questions including;

  • Can you put any plant outside in the summer?
  • Benefits to putting indoor plants outside?
  • Cons to putting indoor plants outside?
  • How do you put your indoor plant outside?
  • What else should you be thinking about for indoor plant care in these spring months?

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Apr 15, 2021
All About Vines | Ep. 31
00:25:05

In today’s episode, Sam and I learn all about vines in the houseplant world.  We answer questions including;

  • What is a vine?
  • Examples of indoor vining plants?
  • Why are vines the way they are?
  • How to tell if your plant is climbing & does it need support? (submitted question by listener)
  • Different types of support?
  • How to train Morning Glories? (submitted question by listener)
  • What are my top 5 vining plants?

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Apr 08, 2021
All About Orchids w/ Clint Lewis | Ep. 30
00:36:39

I had the opportunity to chat with Clint Lewis, owner of Orchid Dynasty. He shares his knowledge of orchids from his years of being involved with the industry and where you can start as a beginner and have success with your own orchid. 

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Apr 01, 2021
Cactus Care Guide | Ep. 29
00:31:08

In today's episode we dive into the world of cacti and how to care for them.  We answer questions including;

  • What is a cactus?
  • History of cacti?
  • Are they easy to care for?
  • Where to place them in your home?
  • Best watering practices?
  • What soil is best for cacti?
  • How to repot a cactus?
  • What pests are they prone to?
  • How do you fertilize them?
  • How to propagate them?
  • How to transplant a prickly pear? (submitted question)

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Mar 25, 2021
Using Leca For Your Indoor Plants | Ep. 28
00:25:29

Today, Sam and I discuss leca, a growing medium for indoor plants that's been recently growing in popularity.

We answer questions including; 

  • What the heck is leca? 
  • Why are we talking about it in a plant podcast? 
  • What is its history? 
  • Pros of leca? 
  • Cons of leca? 
  • Why is it popular? 
  • What plants do well in leca? 
  • How to switch to leca? 

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Mar 11, 2021
All About Root Rot | Ep. 27
00:22:25

In today’s episode we dive into root rot, a common plant disease that can plague any indoor plant! 

We answer the following questions; 

  • What is root rot? 
  • Where does it come from? 
  • Why is it such a common problem? 
  • What does it do to a plant? 
  • Can it spread to other nearby plants? 
  • How do you treat it? 
  • How can you avoid root rot? 

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Mar 06, 2021
Wandering Dude Care Guide | Ep. 26
00:28:47

In today’s episode we go over how to care for your Tradescantia or Wandering Dude plant. 

We answer questions including; 

  • What is the history of Wandering Dude? 
  • Easy or hard to care for? 
  • Lighting needs? 
  • Watering needs? 
  • Does it flower? 
  • What soil is best for it? 
  • How to propagate it? 
  • How to fertilize it? 
  • What pests is it prone to? 
  • When do you repot it? 
  • Should you prune it? 
  • Common problem troubleshooting

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Feb 25, 2021
How to Clean Indoor Plants | Ep. 25
00:24:01

In today’s episode Sam and Rachel go over the how’s and why’s of cleaning your indoor plants. 

We answer questions including; 

  • Why do I need to clean my plants? 
  • What are the benefits? 
  • How often do I clean them? 
  • Are there any wrong ways to clean your indoor plants? 
  • What’s the different ways to clean your indoor plants? 
  • What are other ways to keep your plants clean? 
  • Is leaf shine worth it? 

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Feb 18, 2021
Artificial Lighting for Indoor Plants | Ep. 24
00:30:39

In today's episode we go over all the different aspects of artificial lighting and how to use them for your indoor plants. 

We answer questions including; 

  • Why do plants need light? 
  • What wavelengths of light do plants use? 
  • What is artificial lighting? 
  • Types of artificial lighting? 
  • Which type of artificial light is most popular for indoor plants? 
  • Why would you want to use artificial lights? 
  • How do you use them? 
  • How do you make the most of your artificial light? 
  • How do I know how much light my plant is getting? 
  • Do artificial lights really make a difference? 
  • How much do they cost and where can you buy them? 

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Feb 11, 2021
Alocasia Care Guide | Ep. 23
00:30:03

In today's episode we go over all the basics for successfully caring for alocasias. 

We answer the following questions; 

  • What are alocasias? 
  • Lighting needs? 
  • Watering needs? 
  • How do you fertilize it? 
  • How to manage it's soil? 
  • What pests are they prone to and how to get rid of them? 
  • How to propagate an alocasia? 
  • Extra care tips! 

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Feb 04, 2021
Variegation in Indoor Plants Explained | Ep. 22
00:26:52

In today’s podcast we go over variegation in indoor plants. 

We answer questions including; 

  • What is variegation? 
  • Where do variegated houseplants come from? 
  • Are there any consequences to a plant having variegation? 
  • What are the types of variegation and what causes them? 
  • Can variegated plants be rare? 
  • Can you create variegation at home?

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Jan 28, 2021
Interview w/ Katie Vaz, Author of “My Life In Plants” | Ep. 21
00:29:14

In today’s episode Rachel interviews author of “My Life in Plants”, Katie Vaz. 

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Jan 21, 2021
Hoya Care Guide | Ep. 20
00:24:54

Join us as we discuss all the aspects for caring for Hoyas or Wax Plants. 

We answer questions including; 

  • What are Hoyas and where do they come from? 
  • Are they low or high maintenance? 
  • Where to place them/lighting needs? 
  • What are their watering needs? 
  • Soil needs? 
  • When to fertilize them? 
  • How to propagate them? 
  • What pests are they prone to? 
  • Extra care tips?

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Jan 15, 2021
Why Are Houseplants So Popular? | Ep. 19
00:31:39

In today's episode we discuss just how popular houseplants are today, the causes behind it, and if houseplant crazes have ever happened in the past.

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Jan 07, 2021
Caring for Christmas Plants PART TWO (Poinsettia) | Ep. 18
00:25:33

Today Sam and I dive deep into the history of one of the most iconic Christmas plants, the poinsettia. 

We discuss the following questions;

  • What's the poinsettias history? 
  • Is it always bright red?
  • How to make it re-flower?
  • Is it a delicate or hardy plant?
  • Temperature needs?
  • Lighting needs?
  • Watering needs?
  • How to propagate it?

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Dec 17, 2020
Caring for Christmas Plants PART ONE (Norfolk Island Pine & Christmas Cactus) | Ep. 17
00:30:07

In today’s episode we go over how to care for two common Christmas houseplants; the Norfolk Island Pine and the Christmas Cactus. 

We answer the following questions for each plant;

  • What is it's history?
  • Watering needs?
  • Lighting needs?
  • Fertilizing needs?
  • When to repot it?
  • Soil needs?
  • How to make it re-flower?
  • How to propagate it?
  • Extra tips and facts

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Dec 11, 2020
Prayer Plant Care Guide | Ep. 16
00:34:42

In this episode we discuss how to care for your prayer plant (Maranta & Calathea). 

We answer questions including; 

  • What is a prayer plant? 
  • What is the history of prayer plants? 
  • What light levels do they need? 
  • Temperature & humidity needs? 
  • What are their watering needs? 
  • What soil do they prefer? 
  • When to repot your prayer plant? 
  • What fertilizer to use? 
  • How to propagate them? 
  • What do my yellowing leaves indicate? 

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Dec 03, 2020
Common Houseplant Pests & How to Treat Them | Ep. 15
00:37:50

Today we discuss all the common houseplant pests, how to prevent them, and different options to get rid of them.  We go over spider mites, fungus gnats, white flies, aphids, scale, thrips, mealybugs, and springtails. 

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Nov 20, 2020
Houseplants & Cold Temperatures - Which Plants Do Best? | Ep. 14
00:26:11

In this episode we go over the science behind how plants survive cold weather, how to manage your houseplants in the winter months, and what plants survive best in drafty windowsills or doorways!

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Nov 13, 2020
Succulent/Cactus Care Guide | Ep. 13
00:38:46

In this episode we go over how to care for your common succulent genera including jades, aloes, and cacti. 

We answer questions including;

  • Where do they come from? 
  • What are succulents? 
  • Are they easy to care for? 
  • How often do you water them? 
  • What kind of soil is best? 
  • When do you repot them? 
  • How do you propagate them? 
  • What are it's lighting needs? 
  • Where can you buy them? 
  • How to fertilize them? 
  • How to fix leggy succulents? 
  • How to fix dry and crispy leaves? 
  • How to fix yellow, soggy leaves? 
  • Why are my leaves shriveling? 
  • How to fix a succulent that's splitting? 
  • What pests are they prone to?

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Nov 05, 2020
How to Water Plants When Traveling | Ep. 12
00:33:02

In this episode, we discuss how to take care of and water your plants if you’re leaving on an extended trip/vacation.  

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Oct 29, 2020
Peace Lily Care Guide | Ep. 11
00:31:02

In today's episode we go over peace lilies and all aspects for caring for them.

We discuss the following questions;

  • Where does the Peace Lily get its name? 
  • Where does it originate? 
  • Is it an easy or hard plant to care for? 
  • Does it clean the air? 
  • How toxic is it for humans and pets? 
  • What should I place my peace lily? 
  • What are it's lighting needs? 
  • How should I be watering it? 
  • How do I get it to bloom? 
  • How do I trim it? 
  • How do I fertilize it? 
  • How do I propagate it? 
  • What pests is it prone to? 

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Oct 22, 2020
What is Wrong With My Plant? | Ep. 10
00:27:41

In this episode, we discuss different steps and tools to troubleshooting what’s wrong with your indoor plants.  

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Oct 15, 2020
Fiddle Leaf Fig Care Guide | Ep. 9
00:37:32

In this episode, we discuss all aspects of taking care of fiddle leaf figs. 

Questions discussed in this episode;

  • Why is it called a Fiddle Leaf Fig? 
  • Where did it originate? 
  • Are they easy or hard to take care of? 
  • How much do they cost on average? 
  • What to look for when buying one? 
  • What pests to look out for? 
  • How often should I water it? 
  • Where should it be placed in my home?  
  • What are it's sunlight needs? 
  • How often do I fertilize it? 
  • Should I prune it and how? 
  • How to propagate a FLF? 
  • When do I repot it? 
  • Does it like humidity? 
  • Extra Care Tips 

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Oct 01, 2020
Top Easy Maintenance Houseplants & Top Houseplants for Air Purification | Ep. 8
00:23:37

In this episode, Rachel gives her recommendations for her top easy maintenance plants and busts some misconceptions about houseplants and air purification. 

Questions asked in this episode;

  • How do I attract bees in the desert? 
  • What are your top easy maintenance plants? 
  • Top houseplants for purifying the air? 
  • Why did people believe houseplants could clean the air? 
  • What are VOC’s? 
  • What benefits do houseplants have? 

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Sep 24, 2020
All About Propagation | Ep. 7
00:27:10

Today Sam and Rachel discuss everything around propagation for beginners and how to get started.

Questions answered in this episode;

  •  What is propagation? 
  • How did propagation begin? 
  • What are the different ways to propagate your houseplants? 
  • What is rooting hormone powder? 
  • What is the science behind propagation? 
  • Pros and cons of soil vs water when propagating? 
  • How long should roots be before switching it over to soil? 
  • How long does it take to have a new plant? 
  • What else can propagation do besides creating a separate new plant? 
  • Where do I start when propagating my houseplant?

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Sep 17, 2020
Shopping for Plants | Ep. 6
00:38:06

Today we learn where the best places are to plant shop and what to look for when you’re browsing around.  

Questions we discuss in this episode: 

  • Do houseplants increase chances of having bugs in your home? 
  • What soil do you typically buy to repot a plant? 
  • What are some good hanging plants? 
  • What are some good indoor trees? 
  • Best plants for cold places? 
  • Just bought a plant but the place you want to put it doesn’t have enough light. Now what? 
  • What’s our go-to for fertilizing houseplants? 
  • What stores are best for buying houseplants? 
  • What are typical prices? 
  • Why are they so expensive? 
  • What should I look for before I buy a plant? 
  • How do I help my houseplant adjust to its new home?

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Sep 10, 2020
Houseplant Care: Fertilizing | Ep. 5
00:18:17

In today's episode we go over fertilizing and all the basics you need to know for using it with your houseplant.

We discuss the following questions;

  • What is fertilizer?
  • What levels of NPK do I need?
  • How to fertilize?
  • When to fertilize?
  • Is fertilizer necessary?
  • What brand of fertilizer is best?

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Sep 03, 2020
Houseplant Care: Soil, Repotting, & Pruning | Ep. 4
00:23:07

Learn the basics of what type of soil is best for your houseplants. We also go over the basics of repotting and pruning your houseplants.

We discuss the following questions;

  • What kind of soil is best for my plants?
  • How can I help compacted soil structure?
  • How do I repot my plant?
  • How often should I repot my plants?
  • Benefits to repotting my plant?
  • Alternatives to repotting my plant?
  • Should I prune my houseplants?
  • How do I prune my plant?
  • Why should you prune?

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Aug 27, 2020
Houseplant Care: Watering & Sunlight | Ep. 3
00:26:09

In this episode we go over the basics of watering and sunlight for your indoor plants.

We answer the following questions;

  • How often should I water? 
  • What if I overwater/underwater? 
  • Should I mist my plants? 
  • Should I put rocks at the bottom of my soil? 
  • How much sunlight do my plants need? 
  • What is indirect sunlight? 
  • What are the benefits of getting correct sunlight?

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Aug 18, 2020
The History of Houseplants | Ep. 2
00:16:30

Rachel takes us through the history of houseplants and shows us how we got to where we are today in how we think of and use houseplants.

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Aug 15, 2020
Introduction | Ep. 1
00:07:37

Welcome to Plant School! In this episode we introduce ourselves and what this podcast is all about. 

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Aug 14, 2020
Plant School Podcast (Trailer)
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Aug 13, 2020