Southside Plants Blog

  • Moss Poles: An ultimate guide

    Moss poles can help you achieve the indoor rainforest you've always wanted. Moss poles are vertical, moss-covered structures inserted i
  • String of Dolphins: Plant Care and Growth Guide

    The string of dolphins (Curio × peregrinus) is a unique-looking trailing succulent. As the name suggests, its foliage looks like a pod of frolicki...
  • The Ultimate Guide to Syngonium Care

    The syngonium or arrowhead vine (syngonium podophyluum) is an easy-care, pest-resistant tropical houseplant with heart-shaped leaves.
  • Grow Elephant Bush with Keiki Paste (Portulacaria afra)

    This three-step tutorial shows how to boost growth in your Portulacaria Afra 'Variegata' (Variegated elephant bush/Porkbush) with Keiki Paste. 
  • Houseplant spotlight: Thai Constellation Monstera

    Learn everything about the Thai Constellation Monstera with our complete guide. Most gardeners have heard of the Monstera Deliciosa. But the Thai C...
  • Update: Common Orchid Pests

    Compared to other plants, orchids are resistant to pests. But once one orchid is infected, it can quickly spread to other plants in your collection. 
  • Update: Houseplant Spotlight - Chinese Evergreen

    Learn all about Chinese Evergreen care with our complete guide.
  • What's wrong with my leaves? Wilting, Drooping, Dropping, Yellowing and other Sad Leaf Problems

    Learn how to recognize plant ailments from common leaf problems with our guide. 
  • Update: Houseplant Spotlight - Ming aralia

    Learn all about Ming Aralia (polyscias fruticosa) care with our complete guide.  Currently, the Ming Aralia is an under-appreciated houseplant - t...
  • What is Cloning Paste?

    Cloning paste might sound like a plot device from science fiction movie but it's actually a practical and easy-to-use gardening tool. Read on for what it does and how to use it.
  • Send Nodes! How to identify nodes, internodes, basal nodes and find them on your plant

    Being able to identify nodes is essential for successful pruning and propagation. This guide explains how to find them on your houseplants with photo examples. 
  • Getting your plants ready for fall

    Ease your houseplants into shorter days and cooler temperatures with our fall plant care guide.  Winter will be the most difficult time for your h...