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Green Thumb Chronicles: A Guide to Year-Round Garden Maintenance in the UAE...

In the vibrant landscape of the United Arab Emirates, where the desert meets the sea and urban skylines dominate the horizon, the allure of lush greenery is undeniable. Whether you're an avid gardener or a newcomer to the world of plants, maintaining a flourishing garden in the UAE's unique climate ...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

Why Plants and Flowers Make the Perfect Present

Plants and flowers make the perfect gift for any occasion. They bring life and beauty to any space, are easy to care for, can be customized to the recipient, and can be a meaningful and personal gift. So next time you're looking for a gift, consider giving the gift that keeps on giving: a plant or f...

Jimmy

Founder

To Mist or Not To Mist?

Hey Plant Parent! Let's talk about misting! What Misting Does (and doesn’t) Do: Misting is often recommended as a way to increase humidity for houseplants. However, it only actually increases the humidity for about 5 minutes, which isn’t even long enough for the stomata to really open and enjoy ...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

Signs Your Houseplant Has Outgrown Its Plastic Pot (Since It Can't Stay In ...

People usually do the first thing after buying a new houseplant (besides staring at it lovingly while doing a happy dance) is to place it—plastic pot and all—into a more decorative container. And while it's OK to keep your plant in its plastic home, for the time being, you won't want to leave it the...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

How To Help Your Houseplants Survive The Heat

UAE didn’t use to be known for its heatwaves, but we’ve quickly gone from ‘it’s the hottest summer since 1928’ to ‘it’s the hottest summer on record since last year.’ Every year, temperatures continue to soar across nearly all of the northern hemisphere, and while it means uncomfortable sleep ...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

Biophilic Design for Rookies: 16 Steps to Include Biophilic Design into You...

We predicted that biophilic design would be a 2021 interior design trend to watch out for at the start of the year. Spoiler alert: biophilic design is one of the year’s biggest trends! But what is biophilic design exactly? Let’s take a closer look at the biophilic design and how you can incorporate ...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

Something to Plant in August

There's loads of possibility to keep growing! The growing season is in high gear for much of the country, with temperatures soaring and gardens overflowing with their bounty. While you may think it's too early to sow anything this year, that's simply not so! You still can plant some short-season ...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

Air Purifying Indoor Plants

House plants have quickly taken over instagram with people posting up their trendy interiors, urban jungles and huge monsteras! Trust me we’d know coming from a bunch of plant enthusiasts. But did you know that House plants actually have some great environmentally friendly qualities to them that’ll...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

How to Grow Microgreens at Home

If you haven’t heard about Microgreens, then you are definitely in for a delight! These little greens are basically micro varieties of fully mature plants....

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

How To Care Your Gardenia

Gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) are tropical broadleaf evergreens, usually grown as large indoor potted specimens for the sake of their spectacular scented white flowers. The gardenia is a beloved plant for the very simple reason that few natural scents are as remarkable, evocative, and memorable. ...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

50 Ways to Conserve Natural Resources at Home

Celebrated every year on July 28th, World Nature Conservation Day is a reminder that a healthy environment can only be maintained if we learn to use our natural resources sustainably. By consuming less and conserving more, we can leave behind a healthy planet for future generations. Get inspired to ...

Siyad Salim

Plantsman

Foliage to Fortune

The era of biophilic offices has begun. We spend most of our time indoors. Unfortunately, we’ve also made the indoors as opposed to nature as possible. But as humans, we have an elemental need to be out in open spaces. We feel better and think more clearly when surrounded by nature, with no false ce...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

Aloe Vera – The Miracle Plant

Aloe Vera is a plant that needs no introduction. Most of us have used it in some form, as a cosmetic, food or medicine. Called The Plant of Immortality and The Wand of Heaven, it has long been known as one of the most medicinal plants. It’s a handy little succulent to have in your home, for its heal...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

A beginner’s guide to gardening in the UAE, indoors and outdoors

Who doesn’t love the idea of a greener country and a greener planet? With the nation keeping its green thumbs busy, we should be doing the same! Contrary to popular opinion, there are a lot of plants and trees that grow very well in the UAE’s hot climate. While you may not be plucking a juicy pear o...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

"Get these houseplants to purify your air" - says NASA

Houseplants play a vital role in bringing much-needed life to any room, and more and more millennials are choosing houseplants over pets and children. whether you live in the suburbs, the country, or the city, any uninspired space can immediately be spruced up by the addition of an interesting house...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

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