Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to come by a wide variety of tropical plants, succulents and cacti, and spend enough time with them to watch how they react to our care. Plants tell you what they need, and if you know what to look for, you can answer their calls for better houseplant care.
For example: Put a Ficus lyrata (aka Fiddle leaf fig) in our doorway, and it will be dropping leaves before the day’s over. But put it in our sunny storefront window? You’ve never seen deeper green than those leaves.
Better houseplant care
Over the years, we’ve fielded hundreds (thousands, really) of questions about houseplant care, both in our retail shop and by email. Though we’re the first to admit that it can be challenging to diagnose houseplant problems, a lot of times a small change in plant care regimen can yield huge results in terms of the happiness of your plant.
That’s why today we’re introducing Pistils Rx, a recurring feature in which we’ll answer your plant questions and give you advice about how to improve your houseplant health. We’ll look at the questions we’re asked in the shop, plus the one’s you send us (see below!), and post practical solutions to common indoor plant problems.
How to submit your question
What’s your (plant) problem? We want to find out, and help you reach houseplant care nirvana! Here’s how to submit a question to us.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Pistils Rx” in the subject line.
- In the body of your email, try to be as specific as possible when describing your houseplant care problem. When did it start? What kind of light does the plant receieve? How often are you watering your plant? The more detail, the better.
- Include a photo. Or three! It’s really hard to diagnose plant problems without being able to inspect the plant. A photo is the next best thing! Plus, If your question is chosen, we’ll use your photos in our blog posts answering your questions so that other folks can see if their houseplant care issue is similar.
After you submit your question, we’ll do our very best to get back to you. And, if it seems like others are having the same problem, you can look for an answer up on the journal.
Keep your eyes out for our first installment, coming early next week. Here’s the better houseplant care!