Tips and Tricks

Thanks to our tips and tricks, plants will no longer hold any secrets for you. So follow us on Instagram and discover one tips per week which will then be detailed on the site.

  • Leaf cleaning
    Let's all agree, what is our biggest enemy at home? Dust, it is embedded everywhere and is not good for our health. For our plants, well it's the same, when the dust accumulates on the leaves, especially the large ones, they breathe and filter the light less well What to do? Clean the leaves with a soft cloth and a mixture of water and black soap! Some collectors add vegetable oil to keep pests away but be careful! The oil can clog the pores of the leaves and make breathing more difficult. We go sparingly or rinse! The result: healthy and shiny leaves!
  • Getting rid of insects / parasites during the summer
    • Grandma's tip: in 1L of water, mix:

    -1 tbsp of liquid black soap (or dishwashing liquid, preferably organic)

    -1 tbsp of vegetable oil of your choice

    -1 tbsp of alcohol at 90° (optional)

    Everything poured into the steamer, sprinkle over and under the leaves without moderation, the stems, and the substrate on the surface. Repeats the operation twice a day, and rinse after a week. Start again until you don't see any more parasites

    • How to avoid them?

    As dust, your plants' best friend will be moisture. Water scares away pests, does not hesitate to prevent (rather than cure) by spraying these plants regularly.

    Ladybugs are not only cute and lucky charms, they have a real interest in our ecosystem. They are the most natural way to fight against parasites and especially mealybugs because they love eating them!

    Finally, do not hesitate to clean your home. Dust dries out the ambient air and therefore attracts mites.

    ⚠️ Our advice: clean the pots and cups well too! And above all, isolate the plants in treatment so that the attack does not spread to the other plants of your collection!

  • Mistakes not to make after buying a plant: Do not repot!

    Give your plant time to adapt to all these changes and acclimatize to its new environment. At least one week, in the best case one month.

  • Knots

    The knot, who, what, how? Intersection connecting the petiole to the stem. The knot will produce roots in contact with water or soil. It is always located above the bud.

  • How to take care of plants during winter?
    Yes, it's a bit of a difficult season, all your good habits taken since you bought your plant in the spring have to change a little, but here are the instructions for a good plant care ! WATER💧 Should we water more or less than in summer?  You're going to have to reduce watering a bit.  If you usually water once every week, in winter you would switch to once every 10-14 days LIGHT☀️ Less time of exposure to the sun, means change of decor in your apartment. You would bring your plants a little closer to the window so that they can recover the little light of the short winter days. But if you want to show off about it you can also buy horticultural lamps💡 FERTILIZER🍴 In winter, the temperature and lack of light, forces tropical plants to go dormant. As they vegetate while waiting for the sunny days. It is therefore useless or even (sometimes) harmful to boost them during dormancy. Too much fertilizer could burn their roots☠️ HUMIDITY☔️ Ah!! heating... worst enemy of plants and best ally of pests. It drastically dries up the air (see the tip previously written on how to get rid of insects and pests)!   Tip: spray the leaves as much as you can to keep parasites away! And open the door of your bathroom when you take long hot showers so that your plants enjoy it a little. Another tip: you can also put your pots on a bed of wet clay balls (on the cup). The leaves will benefit from the water that evaporates from them. The must of the must: buy a humidifier, if you do that, you will make more than one of your friends jealous!