Category: asks

Hey, I recently got a peperomia angulata and f…

Hey, I recently got a peperomia angulata and feel it needs repotting but am unsure of how to do this without damaging the leaves or what soil to use, any advice would be much appreciated.

Don’t worry about bruising or knocking off a few leaves in the repotting process. The plant will heal the damage and you can always try propagating the leaves that fall off!

Peperomias like a light, well-drained soil. A standard peat-based potting mix with some perlite or pumice added for extra aeration and help with drainage would be ideal.

I'm so happy your blog is called Los plan…

I'm so happy your blog is called Los plantalones because that's what I call my plants too!

NOICE 😎🌿

Hey I saw that poinsettia you have. I have one…

Hey I saw that poinsettia you have. I have one too, it’s super small but so far it’s just been dropping leaves and shriveling up. Now it barely has any leaves anymore, only the stem is left. But it’s nice and green. Is this normal? How can I remedy this? Will the leaves slowly grow back?

I don’t own a poinsettia myself, actually 🙁 They require a bit too much pampering than I’m willing to deal with.

I believe that they shed a lot their leaves after their blooming period, so this could be normal. I’m not certain, though – any followers with poinsettia experience please confirm!

I left plantblr for a while and throwing an ey…

I left plantblr for a while and throwing an eye in after this long is ❤️ Ughhh I missed it, and your blog was/is one of my fav I kind of moved from succulents (due to a hail storm slashing a big chunk of my 50 babies) to tropicals but apparently so did you ? Would it be OK for me to share some of them?

Ugh hail is the WORST. That happened to me two summers ago and ruined some good plants. I feel your pain, my dude!

I have tropicals, but only a handful of the more common ones. My place is SUPER dry so most tropicals tend to do poorly. But please share what you have!! All plants are welcome here 💕

I recently got a Chinese money plant. It&rsquo…

I recently got a Chinese money plant. It’s the first plant that I’ve ever gotten and I’m determined to keep it alive. I was wondering if you had any tips, specifically about lighting and watering? Thanks!

Chinese money plant (pilea peperomioides) has pretty simple needs!

Water – This will vary depending on how warm and dry the air is. Their soil shouldn’t be kept wet, but it shouldn’t be totally dry, either. Lightly moist is what you’re going for. Stick a finger into the soil to check. If it’s dry more than two inches down, water

Light – They like a lot of bright light, but direct sunlight will burn their leaves. They can deal with a bit of shade, but might become leggy. I have mine a few feet from a southwestern window and it seems to enjoy it. You WILL have to rotate the plant periodically, or it will lean/grow towards the light source

Soil – You want something breathable and well-draining, but also something that will hold on to a bit of moisture. A light, peat-based mix with some added grit (perlite, pumice, even orchid bark will work in this case) will work well

Good luck with your plant! 🌱

hello my lovely plant person, two q's 1. …

hello my lovely plant person, two q's 1. my Ficus is sad? she just looks sad and idk what to do with herrrrrrrr ???? hel p q2. i have a gobbly guts and when the leaves start to die and brown i chop em off cause it makes me uncomfortable cause i dumb and like it when they're green and happy cause otherwise i feel like im killing it. is it okay that i do this or am i killing him in the long run? idk wtf this was im very sorry my guy but plz help if u can thnks

Hello lovely anon!

Ficus is a group of finicky plants that do terribly in my home so i can’t really help there. But if you can give more info I’m sure a follower or two can help.

Also — don’t worry about your gobble guts, dude! it’s really personal preference when it comes to the browning leaves / pitchers. letting them fall away naturally means that the plant has sucked up all the nutrients and moisture it can, which IS beneficial, but as long as it’s getting water / sun / bugs to eat chopping off a few leaves won’t hurt!

Help me please! I cant seem to keep my elephan…

Help me please! I cant seem to keep my elephant bush happy can you please tell me some tips

OKAY well full disclosure my elephant bush died because i couldn’t keep it happy

They don’t like direct sunlight, but they still need a lot of bright light. They need more water than most succulents, BUT you still have to wait for the soil to dry out before watering, and the soil has to be fast-draining

They are also SUPER finicky when it comes to changes in their environment. Any changes in watering, light, temps, air quality can cause leaf drop

Basically they’re major pains in the ass. Good luck my dude -_-

Hi, I love your blog and your adenium obesum …

Hi, I love your blog and your adenium obesum seedlings are so gorgeous! I was wondering what planting/germination method you used, since I just received some recently and haven't got a clue what to do with them!

Hello! glad you love the blog, but the adenium obesum seedlings aren’t mine. i don’t own any adeniums, actually.

i think you may be thinking of a post by @alex-grows-pomegranates ! go check out their blog, they grow all sorts of awesome plants from seed. 💕

Do you have any tips on how to care for an ant…

Do you have any tips on how to care for an anthurium?

I have never owned one, but my good friend has the most beautiful and healthy anthurium I’ve ever seen, so I consulted them:

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** The dirt it’s mixed with is standard potting soil. I should also mention that their house is pretty damp, so that may also contribute to the happiness of the plant.

Hello! I have recently started trying to reviv…

Hello! I have recently started trying to revive an aloe plant and the little dude has been doing well with new growth. Do I need to cut back some of his dead ends, or should I just let them wither away? I appreciate any advice you can offer!

Nah, girl! Part of the reviving process is taking energy from one part of the plant to the other… in this case, he’s taking energy from old leaves. Let him get everything he can out of them… they will fall away naturally when he’s done.