Why Anthurium Leaves Have Brown Spots & What to Do About It

Anthurium leaf scald due to too much sun.

Anthurium (also known as flamingo flower) is a popular and relatively easy-to-grow tropical houseplant. While diseases are not common, occasionally the plant’s leaves can develop brown spots. After years of growing anthurium, we finally experienced this issue too. Not wanting to lose our plant, we learned what was wrong and what to do about it. … Read moreWhy Anthurium Leaves Have Brown Spots & What to Do About It

How to Help a Dieffenbachia with Yellow Droopy Leaves

Dieffenbachia Yellow Droopy Leaves

Dieffenbachia is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, but can sometimes have problems with yellow, droopy leaves. When we first started growing this plant – commonly known as dumb cane – we also had this issue. Here’s what we learned and how we fixed it. So, how can you help a dieffenbachia with yellow, … Read moreHow to Help a Dieffenbachia with Yellow Droopy Leaves

Should You Cut Off Dying Leaves from Your House Plants?

Dying Leaves on a Pothos Houseplant

As we’ve learned to properly care for different house plants over the years, we’ve had our fair share of brown, dying leaves. In the beginning, we weren’t sure if we should remove them or leave them. Here’s what we’ve found works best. Should you cut off dying leaves? Yes. Remove brown and dying leaves from … Read moreShould You Cut Off Dying Leaves from Your House Plants?

Is Light Through a Window Direct Sunlight for House Plants?

Sunlight through a window

Some houseplants need direct sunlight and others need indirect, but what does that really mean? We set out to discover if the plants we were growing in “direct” light were truly getting the rays they need. Here’s what we found. Is light through a window considered direct sunlight? It depends. If the sun’s rays directly … Read moreIs Light Through a Window Direct Sunlight for House Plants?

How to Know if Your House Plant is Not Getting Enough Sun

Is Your Plant Getting Enough Sun?

All plant parents, at one time or another, have struggled with a houseplant that isn’t getting enough sun. We recently had a plant that just wasn’t thriving in indirect light. At first, we thought it was an issue with water or soil. But after some research, we found it was displaying all the signs of … Read moreHow to Know if Your House Plant is Not Getting Enough Sun