10 Terrific Houseplant Blogs - Updated for 2021
We know you are obsessed as we are with all things houseplant. We grow plants, read about plants, talk to our plants, and invite them all to prosper in our homes. It's nice to know we aren't the only infatuated folks out there. Here are a few of our favorite houseplant blogs that talk about all our favorite things.
Lisa's knowledge is prolific and extensive. Her blog posts tend to focus on one plant or issue at a time, which I appreciate. From "African Violet Care" to "What Is The Function of Aerial Roots" to "Six Plants That Will Survive in a Dorm Room," the articles are always on point and well-researched. She even has a Ponytail Palm that went with her to college in 1984 and is still thriving. That is dedication! And the sign of a true plant expert and enthusiast. Lisa has been blogging since 2011 and posts 1x/month, so there is a lot of content.
This blog is unique and fascinating. Darryl Cheng embraces plants like children, reminding us all that we are parents to these living entities in our homes. And we are solely responsible for their care. Each blog post dishes advice on how to be a better parent and provide the best environment for our babies. The writing is conversational, informative, and always on point. Start with "Plant Parenthood 101" and follow Darryl on his journey, creating the best home for his plants.
Darryl is an engineer by profession and his plant care is all about methodical precision. Get your hygrometers ready – this blog leaves nothing to chance. Some of his topics are more technical than you’d get on your average gardening blog. One video explains watering using the ‘saturation volume ratio’. Light requirements are always specified in foot-candles. Although Darryl covers many common houseplant species, he aims to meet their requirements to perfection.
And don’t let the scientific approach put you off. Darryl’s stunning plant photography shows he is driven by one purpose: to revel in the diversity and beauty of plant-life. And his care pays off. Look at this mesmerizing time-lapse of his terrarium. Impressively, he got a pair of mushrooms to grow inside it – a wondrous feat.
3. Green Grow
This is a photo journal blog and a welcome change from the overly chatty, busy blogs that populate the internet. First of all, the pictures are gorgeous. Second, there are no ads or other distractions to clog or interrupt the story. What I love most about this blog is the picture progressions for each plant. The "Chinese Money Plant" post shows the author's plant in January 2018 when it is a baby. Every few months, new pictures are taken to show the growth until it is a much larger, mature plant, a year later. There's nothing quite like living vicariously through someone's plant parenthood. Nothing is held back; if the plant is struggling, the pictures reflect that so we can all learn. Plant journaling since 2017, this blog has lots to show and lots to share.
4. On The Ledge
A real houseplant devotee, Jane Perrone hosts a blog and a podcast. Both are fabulous. The blog focuses more on resources and not so much specific houseplant growing or care. Topics include advice on how to choose a low-maintenance houseplant, where to buy houseplants, and how to choose gifts for the plant-obsessed. The podcast, on the other hand, is full of interviews with experts and advice for caring for specific plants.
This blog is epic, indeed. Kevin, the man behind the greenery, has been blogging since 2011 and covers all things plants. This blog isn't just about houseplants. However, the section on specific houseplants is proliferous and instructive. Posts like "Haworthia Attenuata Care: How to Grow the Zebra Plant" and "Rabbit's Foot Fern: Care for Davallia Fejeensis" provide all you need to know to be successful. The advice is easy-to-follow and is especially useful for new plant parents.
If you want the latest houseplant trends, bookmark Houseplant Club now!
Written by Paige, a Bay-area ‘millennial plant enthusiast’, Houseplant Club is stuffed with the rarest and most beautiful houseplants. You’ll never run out of varieties to look out for.
Paige’s detailed knowledge of the plant market is showcased at every turn. Take her offhand remark that the Pilea was one of the ‘IT plants of 2018...at one point quite scarce+expensive’ and you get an idea of how deeply involved she is with her botanical passions.
Paige loves sourcing from local and independent outlets. She often showcases plant shops in the Bay Area and has reviewed shops in her native Oregon.
Her plant care tips are detailed, accessible, and based on hands-on experience.
7. The Succulent Eclectic – A succulent Encyclopedia
This blog has everything you need to know about succulent care and presentation. It is organized around six themes: care, planting, propagating, DIY projects, growing guides, and ‘best succulents for’.
One refreshing aspect of this blog is that it completely ignores plant trends. It covers all kinds of succulents, not just those that happen to be popular right now.
The posts are lengthy and detailed, making this a great site regardless of your expertise. Readers can also contact the site owner with plant questions.
Once inspired, head to the ‘Shop with me section’. Check out the writer’s Amazon influencer store where they have curated the best plants and products for easy shopping. There are also links to plant suppliers and even discount codes for recommended stores.
8. House Plant House – The zen of houseplants
The houseplant blogosphere can be a manic place. It craves novelty and quantity, making it so easy to buy as many plants as possible.
House Plant House is a welcome antidote to this. With her minimalist aesthetic and mindful ethos, blogger Dr. Laura Jenkins shows you how to cultivate harmonious living spaces where you and your plants thrive.
This blog combines plant-care with home design and photography. Uniquely, there’s a whole section devoted to plant styling. Here, you can find everything from thrifting plant homewares to guides on training various species into interesting forms. Laura’s occasional photo-diary posts are great for aesthetic inspiration.
Laura also founded houseplantswap.com, a non-profit plant-sharing community. Plant lovers from all other the world can connect and mail each other cuttings.
9. Brooklyn Orchids – Floral fascinations
Brooklyn Orchids is written by Sarah, an orchid obsessive from DC. It celebrated its 10th anniversary in February 2020 so you’ll have a lot to scroll through.
Sarah uses her sprawling orchid collection to guide the reader through this fascinating plant family. Her posts track the seasons so you have an idea of what orchid tasks you should be doing throughout the year.
The blog caters to all levels of orchid expertise. Dip into the beginner’s section or FAQs for quick tips or take a deep-dive into the more advanced 'how-to' section.
The ‘Orchid of the Week’ section pays homage to the staggering diversity of this family. Marvel at the different shapes, colors, and sizes of orchids from around the world.
A newcomer to the list this year. Teak and Terracotta is a new blog with an extensive catalogue of care guides and step by step tutorials.
The photos are splashy and colorful and their are plenty of extra articles on our favorite subject PLANT PROPAGATION!
Do you have a favorite houseplant blog? We'd love to hear about it.