Botanicalls DIY Plant Twitter Kit?

Do you have anything like this?

Question by macspcs 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to revive & care for my Calathea SurpriseStar? Answered

I am new Urban Botanist and I recently bought Calathea SupriseStar as a houseplant. Clearly they are very very attractive house plant. But I have managed to make some of their leaves very very crunchy & some are droopy. I know they do not like light much, I have kept them aware from window sill & providing them with indirect sunlight. I do live in the UK, so this means the flat does get a bit cold & when the heater is switched on - it does get a bit dry. I try to generate humidity & mist the leaves. What can I do to revive the droopy & crispy leaves. I absolutely love this plant, want to do what it does to fix it.

Question by AnjanaM6 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How do I build water level indicators for hydroculture pots?

I need water level indicators in opaque planting pots filled with LECA (Light Expanded Clay Aggregate) growing medium. The indicator needs to sit down in the LECA to the bottom of the pot with an indicator above the LECA to show how much water is in the bottom and non-viewable portion of the pot. The indicator can be a simple rise and fall system or even electronic, so long as it is low profile and does not harm the plant. The pots are different sizes, so I need a way to make the unit in various heights. Water levels I need to measure include a max level that varies per pot, a low level at about 1/4 or 1/2 an inch of water, and empty. Something that will look nice and not take away from the beauty of the plant is desirable, but functionality is the most important aspect of this project. Hydroculture is also known as static hydroponics. The LECA I am using is Hydroton. With Hydroculture, plants are grown without soil. The Hydroton provides water and nutrients to the plant roots via capillary action and it is important that the maximum water level is just below the roots. The roots are not submerged in hydroculture like they are in hydroponics. Give me your best ideas, creators!

Question by Anianna 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can somebody identify this plant?

I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago in the houseplant section of my local garden centre. It came with a label that I soon found to be completely wrong (It's certainly not a cactus) and now I have no idea how to look after it. At first it grew very quickly and then slowed down dramatically, so I fear that it isn’t getting the right care. It has long, smooth, chunky leaves (Though I’m not sure you would call them leaves) and a pale green stem. At first most of the plant was covered with a kind of hydrophobic white powder that has since worn off. If someone could provide the name of this plant that would be perfect, thanks a lot!

Question by Ikkalebob 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago