We discuss everything from why instructions to grow a plant in ‘bright indirect light’ doesn’t really help houseplant growers to the dangers of anthropomorphising plants. Follow Darryl on Instagram and Twitter and support his Patreon here.
Below is a list of the plants and topics we mention in this episode:
The light meter Android app Darryl mentions is this one.
If you want to chase after the elusive variegated ZZ plant, start here.
Could Rhaphidophora tetrasperma be the next must-have houseplant?
We all love a #propagationstation…
… and Pilea peperomioides.
Darryl loves it, I hate it: yes, it’s the peace lily.
I am excited to hear Darryl has a book coming out in the spring: I’ll post details here once it’s out.
Question of the week
Darcey has a Hoya lanceolata subsp. bella that’s dropping flower buds before they open, but what’s the cause? Sadly there are many possible reasons for this, a common complaint about hoyas: it could be that the plant has been moved, there’s a draught, irregular watering or too much fertiliser. I run through some of the options for Darcey to consider.
Want to ask me a question? Tweet @janeperrone, leave a message on my Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There's an episode about moth orchids coming soon, so I'd particularly like to hear from anyone with a Phalaenopsis problem to solve.
On The Ledge on tour
I’m conducting an evening of ‘Plant Therapy’ at Epanoui in Bedford, UK on October 4 - you can find out more and book tickets here.
On the evening of Friday October 26 I'll be bringing a live show of On The Ledge to the RHS London Urban Garden show, with special guests including Alys Fowler and all kinds of leafy fun! Put this date in your diary NOW!
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This week's show featured Roll Jordan Roll by the Joy Drops, A Man Approaches with Bowed Sitar by Samuel Corwin and Overthrown by Josh Woodward, all licensed under Creative Commons.