House Plants for Idiots with Emma Sibley

by | October 28, 2019

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In today’s podcast I talk to the author of House Plants, Emma Sibley all about the basics of looking after house plants. We go into the details of how often to water, why misting is good and Emma kindly diagnoses what’s wrong with my house plants.

We talk about:

  • Why plants are suddenly having a huge resurgence.
  • The health benefits of house plants.
  • Why house plants generally die.
  • Which house plants are easy to keep.
  • How often each of the easy house plants should be watered and fed.
  • What are the signs that a plant is over watered.
  • What are the signs that a plant is under watered.
  • What are the signs that a plant are in the wrong location.
  • How to pot a plant. The basics.
  • Why misting is good for your plants.
  • House plants that like the shade and the cold.
  • Which herbs are the best to keep.
  • What a terrarium is and why they’re the most easiest type of plant to keep of them all!

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Pictures of My House Plants

Cyril Spider Plant

CYRIL THE SPIDER PLANT – Too much water.







William Money Plant

WILLIAM THE MONEY PLANT – Not enough sun and needs succulent special soil.









BERT THE PEACE LILLY – Trim back damaged leaves

Podcast Resources

Aspidistra – loves shade and cold.

The House Plant Expert – Dr. D. G. Hessayon

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Emma Sibley Bio

London Terrariums was born in 2014 out of a passion for gardening but not having a garden in London.

The so called renaissance of Houseplants was just about to take off but we had no idea at the time by how much. We started LT out of our love of Terrariums and the joy we felt when teaching other people how to make these miniature gardens. Ironically it has all been a very organic growth process.

Over the past years, we have moved from our Bermondsey studio to our current and wonderful shop in New Cross Gate, London. This is our base for making terrariums, holding workshops and inviting people in for a chat.

Right now, there are 4 members of the London Terrariums team – we are all self taught gardeners, trained mainly in design but with a passion for plants and horticulture.

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