Dracaena 'Lemon-Lime' houseplant with brown leaf tips.

8 common problems with Dracaena | Yellowing, browning, drooping & more

Dracaena, also known as the dragon tree, corn plant or more recently as Sansevieria, is one of the most popular houseplants out there. It’s appreciated for its very easy care and is considered beginner-proof, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to run into issues with yours. If your Dracaena isn’t looking its best, suffering from … Read more

String of pearls succulents (Curio rowleyanus), a popular houseplant.

Why is my string of pearls dying? | 6 common issues

Is your string of pearls (Curio rowleyanus, previously Senecio rowleyanus) succulent not looking its best? You’re not alone. Even many seasoned houseplant enthusiasts struggle with this decorative but notoriously fussy species. Below, we’ll go into 6 common issues with string of pearls, their causes and how to troubleshoot. Let’s figure out what’s wrong and get … Read more

Philodendron 'Pink Princess', a popular houseplant.

Problems with Philodendron | Yellowing, reverting & more

The genus Philodendron contains a bunch of very popular houseplants, and it doesn’t look like this is about to change any time soon. In fact, with plenty of new cultivars being produced (‘Rojo Congo’, ‘Prince of Orange’, ‘Pink Princess’, ‘Birkin’), it looks like this plant is sure to maintain its top spot! Although Philodendron care … Read more

Monstera deliciosa houseplant with large split leaves.

When do Monstera leaves split?

Have you obtained a Monstera houseplant with leaves that aren’t split? That’s normal! If they’re still young or haven’t been receiving enough light, fenestrated houseplants like Monstera might show normal foliage rather than leaves with holes. But if you’re dreaming of a wonderfully holey specimen, you’re probably asking yourself: When do Monstera leaves split? Let’s … Read more

Foliage of peace lily (Spathiphyllum), a popular houseplant.

Problems with peace lily | 7 common issues

Peace lilies from the genus Spathiphyllum are immensely popular houseplants. Not surprising, given their lovely white flowers and low light needs. A peace lily can be grown by a beginning houseplant enthusiast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run into issues. For starters, they’re considered drama queens when it comes to water, ‘fainting’ by drooping … Read more

Monstera aerial roots | What to do with them?

Monstera aerial roots | What to do with them?

If your beloved Monstera deliciosa houseplant suddenly starts sprouting dead-looking brown growths, it can be easy to worry. Is your plant in trouble? Nope, it’s probably just Monstera aerial roots! Let’s go into what aerial roots are, their function, and if you should leave them on your plant or not. What are Monstera aerial roots? … Read more

Top view of two kinds of Calathea houseplants on white surface | Calathea care & troubleshooting guide

Problems with Calathea | Yellow leaves, curling, drooping and more

Many people have a love-hate relationship with Calathea. Also known as prayer plants, they have a reputation for being fussy and hard to care for, which is why the genus is not usually recommended for beginners. However, once you figure out what works for your plants, they can be an absolute delight to have in … Read more