Author: Milo Mason

Milo Mason is a self-proclaimed plant whisperer. With a passion for gardening, houseplants, and all things outdoors, Milo has been cultivating indoor plants for the past five years with an interest in perennials and succulents. He enjoys sharing his insights and research on plant species when it comes to care tips.

Gray mold (Botrytis cinerea), or Botrytis Blight, is a fungal disease affecting a wide range of plants, including vegetables, flower petals, and of course, houseplants. It’s important to understand and be able to recognize the symptoms of gray mold, as well as the conditions that promote its growth, in order to prevent its spread in your indoor garden. Left untreated, Botrytis can cause serious damage to plants, leading to wilting, yellowing, and even death. But don’t worry; with the right knowledge and preventative measures, you can keep your indoor garden free from this pesky fungus. So, let’s dive in and…

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Powdery mildew is among the most common problems for houseplant owners. This sneaky fungus can quickly spread and take over your plants if left untreated, leaving you with a garden full of unsightly, sickly-looking plants. But fear not; with the right knowledge and tools, you can successfully combat powdery mildew and keep our houseplants thriving. What is Powdery Mildew? In simple terms, it is a type of fungus that infects plants, creating a white, powdery growth on leaves and stems. The most common type of powdery mildew is caused by the fungus Erysiphe cichoracearum. This fungus thrives in high humidity conditions…

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The Crassula Red Pagoda succulent is a stunning and eye-catching plant that is sure to add interest and color to any garden or collection of houseplants. With its striking red and green leaves arranged in a pagoda-like shape, this plant is a unique and beautiful addition to any space. Originally from South Africa, the Crassula Red Pagoda is a notable member of the Crassula family and is closely related to other popular succulents such as jade plants and sedums. In this article, we will explore the care and cultivation of the Crassula Red Pagoda, including tips for watering, light and…

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Attention all cacti and succulent lovers! Are you tired of your plants looking like they have been through a war zone with discolored and distorted leaves? Well, look no further because the culprit is probably the tiny, winged pests known as thrips. These little pests are sneaky and hard to spot, but they are there, and they are hungry. Thrips on plants can cause a lot of damage but don’t worry; you don’t have to give up on gardening just yet. They feed by puncturing the plant’s cells and sucking the plant sap out, leaving behind silvery or brownish scars.…

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Welcome, fellow cactus and succulent enthusiasts! Today we’re going to talk about a common pest that affects many of our beloved plants – scale insects. These small, sap-sucking insects can cause significant damage to cacti and succulents if left untreated. They can cause the yellowing of leaves, leaf drops, and even plant death in rare cases. Understanding how to identify, treat, and prevent scale insect infestations is vital for maintaining the health and vitality of your cacti and succulents. This article will provide you with all the information you need to protect your plants from these pesky pests. So, let’s…

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Red Spider Mites are tiny pests that may be small but can cause big problems for your household plants. If you’ve noticed yellowing or stippling on your leaves, or fine webbing on your plant’s stems and foliage, you may have a red spider mite infestation. Red spider mites are incredibly common and can infest many indoor and outdoor plants. These are especially fond of warm, dry conditions, which makes them a common problem in homes and greenhouses. Red Spider Mite infestation (Author birdshutterb via Depositphotos) In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at red spider mites, including what they…

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Aphids, aphids, everywhere! If you’re a houseplant enthusiast, you know the frustration of dealing with these tiny, sap-sucking pests. Not only can they damage your indoor plants, but they can multiply quickly, leading to a full-blown feeding infestation on the entire plant in no time. In this article, we’ll provide some helpful tips for gardeners to prevent and treat the presence of aphids on houseplants. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the world of indoor gardening, our expert advice will help you keep your plants healthy and aphid-free. Aphid Infestation (Author radub85 via Depositphotos) What are Aphids? Aphids…

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Mealybugs are one of the most common pests found on indoor plants. They can also be found outdoors in shady areas near trees and shrubs. Mealybugs feed by sucking plant sap from stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit causing yellowing or wilting but do not usually kill their host plants unless there are numerous infestations. Mealybugs on houseplants are a plague that can quickly reduce any houseplant to a wilted mess. In this article, we’ll discuss the signs of mealybugs on houseplants, how to identify them and how to treat them. White waxy fuzzy mealybugs (Author sweemingyoung via Depositphotos) What are…

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A variety of Delosperma cooperi, this flowering plant is a must-have for your garden. With its beautiful golden flowers, Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Golden Wonder’ is sure to add color and excitement to your outdoor space. In this article, we’ll take a look at what makes this particular variety so great, as well as some tips for growing it in your garden. About Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Golden Wonder’ Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Golden Wonder’, also known as “Golden Wonder”, is a beautiful succulent plant with the distinct Ice Plant charm we all know and love Delosperma…

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When it comes to growing and caring for plants, nothing is more exciting than the Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Fire Wonder’. A gorgeous succulent, it is known for its beautiful colors and long-lasting flowers. In this article, we’ll go over what makes this plant stand out from the rest, how you can grow it in your garden, and how to care for it once it’s established. About Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Fire Wonder’ Delosperma ‘Wheels of Wonder – Fire Wonder’ is a striking variety of Delosperma cooperi that’s become quite popular in cultivation. The blue-green leaves of this…

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