Get to the root of your houseplant problems with The Houseplant Coach! Whether you're a new plant parent or have a decades-old indoor jungle, you'll learn fabulous things. Join 'professional plant nerd' Veronica as she explores the not-so-common answers to many common houseplant maladies.
Episode 225 - Black Friday Boycott :)
21/11/2023 • 9 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 224 - It’s almost that season!
Poinsettias - originally known to the Aztecs as Cuetlaxochitl (language: Nahuatl) - are tricky little b@stards. Get to know them a little better and learn some tricks in this episode!
11/11/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 223 - When and how to bring plants indoors :)
Skip to the ~27 minute mark if you want plant content only (and stop at ~75ish) :)
10/10/2023 • 1 hour 30 minutes 24 seconds
Episode 222 -
Got soil mites? You might, if you’ve purchased a plant in the last few months! Take a breath - they’re beneficial! But if you don’t want them in your house, they’re easy to get rid of. And yes, I’m trying to find the source; they’ve shown up in plants from three local plant shops so far and I’m working on finding the growers who is selling the plants :)
21/09/2023 • 10 minutes 54 seconds
Episode 221 - Aerial Root Takeover :D
Are they aerial roots or an attempt at global domination? Here’s a discussion of what aerial roots are for, when they show up, and a touch of complete silliness (or twelve).
06/09/2023 • 25 minutes 13 seconds
Episode 220 - Q&A: Should I re-pot my Thanksgiving cactus in September?
The question: my Thanksgiving cactus is looking a a bit sad, but it’s going to bloom soon. Should I re-pot now or wait?
04/09/2023 • 46 minutes 35 seconds
Episode 219 - No time to re-pot?
If your plants are done with the soil mix and pot size they’re in, but need a little ‘oomph,’ try out this super easy method to get them kicking ass again :)
22/08/2023 • 10 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 218 - Propagating plants for fundraisers!
Sorry for the delay, this took me 3 tries to record due to mic issues. If you want to skip the life updates and rants to get straight to the content, go to the 30 minute mark ❤️
03/08/2023 • 1 hour 38 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 218 - Propagating plants for fundraisers :)
Here are some propagation tips for making TONS of babies to sell for fundraisers, etc. No info included about patented plants or nursery licenses - info provided at your own risk (and I fully support disrupting capitalism but this is in NO WAY legal advice, hehe).
01/07/2023 • 33 minutes 26 seconds
Episode 217 - How to deal with a large scale pest infestation
Thumbnail photo is a wee froghopper we found on a bunch of flowers, not an aphid - it’s just what I had right now, sorry :)
23/06/2023 • 27 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 216 - Yellow speckles on old pothos leaves?
Does your potholes have yellow speckles on its oldest leaves? This is probably manganese toxicity. Here’s what to do.
24/05/2023 • 27 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 215 - When should I fertilize?
When should you fertilize after bringing home a new plant? What about throughout the year? Here are some tips for liquids and slow release fertilizers. Plus a picture of Drumstick, fascinated with a caterpillar he found today :)
19/05/2023 • 1 hour 7 seconds
Episode 214 - Secret propagation method :)
How do you propagate a dracaena or aglaonema or dieffenbachia without beheading it? I got you ❤️
14/05/2023 • 9 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 213: Set yourself up for summer!
Wick systems, vacation tips, and self love! This episode cuts off at the end, sorry - got a damn call :/ Visit https://ohhappyplants.shop and find the AMEND Kit to see a fabulous, cheaper way to get OHP magic into your soil.
09/05/2023 • 40 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 212 - Root Hairs 😍
Root hairs make me want to snuggle plants! Go Google then; you’ll see what I mean. This is a discussion about root hair function, how to support them, and some brief life and product updates :)
02/05/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 44 seconds
Episode 211 - ‘Hardening Off’ and Plant Sunburn
Here’s a little info about putting plants outside as the weather warms up :)
10/04/2023 • 21 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 210 - Pest Diagnosis!
It’s that time again! In this episode I go through the most common houseplant pests, quick description of recommended treatment, and diagnostic tips :)
29/03/2023 • 56 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 209 - Staghorns, grace, and soil sales :)
Staghorn ferns drink a lot - here are some tips for growing them :)
19/03/2023 • 18 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 208 - Latin pronunciation and not being a snob
Just nerding out on etymology while I package up mustard meal :)
09/03/2023 • 20 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 207 - Grief Plants (the ones that lived)
Here are some tips for setting yourself up for months of near-paralysis without killing all of your plants.
27/02/2023 • 36 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 206 - Actinomycetes and seed meals
Another episode about your plant’s ‘gut’ :) Includes info about mustard meal (which kills fungus gnats!)
18/02/2023 • 14 minutes 1 second
Springtime adjustments, soil mixing pdf!
Just a few reminders and announcements on this sunny spring day :)
14/02/2023 • 6 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 204 - The Ladybug Update
🐞 1500 ladybugs, 6 days later.
08/02/2023 • 42 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 203 - Start your damn business!
This one is a business episode - we talk personality profiles, hiring, fear, minimum viable product, ADHD business hacks, and more. Major pep talk today. Also, you get to hear my reaction to finding mating ladybugs in my house at the very end. No, I’m not making ladybug porn now. They get their privacy :)
07/02/2023 • 57 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 202 - 1500 Ladybugs
I released 1500 ladybugs in my house last week…
05/02/2023 • 21 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 201 - Dracaena tip and updates
Start at the 15 minute mark to avoid grief talk and updates ❤️ Here’s a tip for a new Dracaena marginata, as well as a few announcements from OHP!
19/01/2023 • 26 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 200 - Seasonal plant purchasing and more!
Okay, if you want to avoid grief tips, skip to the 13 minute mark :) This one has a lot of updates but mostly is about what to look for when buying plants in spring after growers have had less light all winter, as well as tips for folks struggling with plant care. Unrelated photo is of a bucket of Oh Happy Dirt defying gravity like a total boss. Mycorrhizal boss moves, son!
03/01/2023 • 45 minutes
Episode 199 - Ready to get fertilizing again?
The light is coming back! Be prepared :)
27/12/2022 • 13 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 198 - Arctic Blasts
Dealing with extreme cold? Here are a few tips for your houseplants.
21/12/2022 • 24 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 197 - Scared to mix soil?
Here’s some reassurance!
12/12/2022 • 17 minutes 26 seconds
Episode 196 - Mental illness and plant care
Tis the season - lots of us are struggling. Let’s talk mental crap and how it impacts our best intentions for our plants.
11/12/2022 • 19 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 195 - Thermal load, ZZ tips, and a future project
This replaces a previous episode with corrupted audio. This one’s about the thermal load of water and how it can affect plants, some tips on getting a ZZ to grow, and a long-winded rant about a project I want to get started on :)
01/12/2022 • 39 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 194 - Winter leaf loss - normal? Nope!
30/11/2022 • 11 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 193 - A different use for spinosad
Spinosad soil drenches, gift card sales, and an update 💚
27/11/2022 • 34 minutes 17 seconds
Episode 192 - OHP Sale is on! Plus weirdo holiday ideas.
I do Christmas trees real strange. Follow on IG for pictures, I’m sure I’ll post some :) Also, gift cards are 25% off at https://ohhappyplants.shop!
21/11/2022 • 21 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 191 - How to tell if a plant is “thirsty”
If you go ask the internet if the plant you just bought is a “thirsty” plant, you’ll likely get a hundred different opinions. That’s because those people live in a hundred different houses, with a hundred different microclimates! Learn how to figure this answer out here :)
20/11/2022 • 31 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 190 - Grief (trigger warning)
Trigger warning: loss of spouse.
10/11/2022 • 15 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 189 - Planty Shenanigans
Today it’s all about experiments with rooting things sideways. Wish me luck!
27/10/2022 • 18 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 188 - “Tolerant of Low Light” is Pure BS
You heard me. Here’s more info, including info on how to bring your sansevierias back from the brink.
26/10/2022 • 16 minutes 1 second
Episode 187 - Root Rot and Common Pest Issues
That’s it, folks, gotta warm up after the cold plunge 🤣
Thai con getting brown spots on the white spots? Learn how to prevent it!
24/10/2022 • 11 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 185 (take 2): Leaves and Light
Are your leaves growing in at preposterous angles, but they’re still healthy? Light your plants like they’re in a jungle, not on a stage! Here’s what to adjust :)
24/10/2022 • 23 minutes 2 seconds
Episode 184 - CAM and other plant magic :)
Crassulacean acid metabolism is an important thing to have an awareness of when growing desert and epiphytic plants. Learn more here :)
20/10/2022 • 16 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 183 - Respectful Plant Parenting
I see folks posting on social media about issues their spouses or roommates have with their houseplants. Sometimes it’s a case of someone being a jerk, and sometimes WE could be more respectful. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years :)
19/10/2022 • 44 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 182 - Winter Begonia Care
Here are a few key tips for caring for a a begonia in the winter :)
15/10/2022 • 25 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 181 - Silica!
Quickie today because I’m sitting in an ice bath. Yay silica!
09/10/2022 • 10 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 180 - Recognizing signs of pests and drought
Learn about these signs of pests and drought (see photo for more). A lot of this episode is about ADHD tips, new courses coming out, and more :)
04/10/2022 • 44 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 179 - Interested in starting a small business?
This episode is an ask - I need your help! Even if you’re not about to start a small business I’d love to hear from you. 💚 Drumstick photo just because 😁
28/09/2022 • 5 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 178 - Sulfur!
Sulfur is considered the 4th (or 5th, if you count calcium) plant “macronutrient.” Learn more about its role within plants, what deficiencies look like, and sulfur mobility within the soil in this episode.
26/09/2022 • 44 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 177 - PSA: Plants & Cold Temps
When do you move your plants inside? Stop guessing on this one with one easy step. My foolproof orchid care method included!
18/09/2022 • 30 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 176 - Don’t repot a drought stressed plant!
Drought stressed plants should be bright back to health prior to repotting for best chance of success :)
Just a few tips on repotting giant plants, some grow light info, and the #1 cause of plant issues for folks new to houseplants. Enjoy!
09/09/2022 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 173 - Fall, moss poles, and starting a business
Rando episode because it’s part time to record another. I’m starting on a moss pole project and wanted to tell you about it (videos incoming), and also wanted to let you know that starting a business is totally in your wheelhouse. Plus a few reminders for growth/repotting during this time of year.
04/09/2022 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 172 - Considerations for the End of Summer
What should we be thinking about as summer wraps up? Space, pests, fertilizer, and light!
19/08/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 171 - Generosity and Boundaries in Business
Another business episode - this one on God boundaries and being generous :)
12/08/2022 • 15 minutes 2 seconds
Episode 170 - Plant App PSA
Here’s an episode on why avoiding plant apps leads to a better green thumb.
08/08/2022 • 40 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 169 - Peperomia disease!
Learn about common peperomia diseases and easy disease management tips :)
08/08/2022 • 26 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 168 - Starting a Houseplant Business?
Okay, if you want to go straight to the actual info, go to minute 8 - the first seven are a life update because I’ve been absent. In this episode we’re going to touch on things like business differentiation, market research, minimum viable product, and how the world doesn’t need another “modern plant shop” 🤣 Photo: where OHP magic is made :)
01/08/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 167 - “Bright Indirect” Lies
Where does the term “bright indirect” come from, and why are you being misled? Here’s the info :)
25/07/2022 • 44 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 166 - Holy heck, what happened to summer?
This is shenanigans, announcements, and some encouragement to go love on yourself. Enjoy :)
21/07/2022 • 43 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 165 - Firing Leaves
I talk about this a lot but haven’t put together a dedicated episode yet - here it is! This is a drought adaptation that I’ve seen in every single plant species I’ve paid attention to. Here’s the why behind this behavioral pattern, and how you should use this information :)
01/07/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 164 - Terracotta vs. Everything Else
Do you love terra cotta pottery? Hate it? For me, it’s not a question of aesthetic but one of utility. Learn how I use terra cotta pots strategically to improve plant health.
29/06/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 163 - DEATH PLUGS and why they’re not ;)
27/06/2022 • 43 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 162 - SUMMER!
Are you changing your care for summertime? Here are some things to think about during this seasonal transition.
27/06/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 161 - Growth After Repotting
Okay, you repotted your plant because someone told you that’s why it wasn’t growing. A week or two later there’s still no new growth. What’s going on? Here are some answers.
16/06/2022 • 45 minutes
Episode 160 - The Nonsense Episode
Moving plants around, chopping things up, and self care!
09/06/2022 • 28 minutes 35 seconds
Episode 159 - Why Isn’t Your Plant Growing?
The four horsemen of the planty growth apocalypse: light, water, heat, and nutrients! Listen in for more :)
07/06/2022 • 45 minutes
Episode 158 - The Secret to Chonks
Time to plug in your heat mats, folks!
04/06/2022 • 34 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 157 - Foliar Feeding
Should you do it? Does it make a difference? Here’s a bunch of info about foliar feeding :)
02/06/2022 • 43 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 156 - Chopstick Aeration (don’t do it)
A lot of folks aerate their soil with chopsticks, but I’m going to go ahead and argue that a good soil doesn’t EVER need it. Learn why in this episode.
24/05/2022 • 35 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 155 - Grow Lights!
I just put some more grow lights up yesterday! Here are some tips on placement and other considerations, as well as my recommendations for brands.
20/05/2022 • 43 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 154 - On dead leaves and perfection.
Yeah, there are dead leaves in my house right now - because plants don’t tolerate my bullshit. Let’s take a lesson from plants, shall we?
17/05/2022 • 14 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 153 - Scale!
In this episode we go through scale infestations - diagnosing then, treating them, dealing with co-morbidities, and the usual pep talk because this isn’t a dealbreaker 💚
15/05/2022 • 44 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 152 - More fungus gnat treatments!
A complement to our first fungus gnat episode - I’ve learned more so here it is :)
11/05/2022 • 20 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 151 - Microphytic Crust!
Learn a bit about desert soils! This is kind of an excerpt from our upcoming soil mixing class. Kind of. Also, apologies for the end of the episode, was trying to turn my alarm off and hit stop on the recording. This silly app doesn’t allow you to restart a recording, so here’s where we end 🤣
09/05/2022 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 150 - Announcing CLASSES!!!
Classes with the Houseplant Coach will be available soon! Find out more on FB and IG, @ohhappyplants
06/05/2022 • 35 minutes 6 seconds
Episode 149 - How to Choose a Snake Plant!
I bought a plant today and I’m here to tell you all about how I picked this baby. He’s absolutely perfect and gorgeous 😍
05/05/2022 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 148 - Root Rot and more!
Hi everyone! This one’s on root rot, repotting, and sheer nonsense, with the usual smattering of info about hydrogen bonds, relative humidity, plant respiration, and (GASP) pots with no drain holes 🤣 And yes, lots of cursing in this one ;)
03/05/2022 • 44 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 147 - Bringing plants outside this summer!
We’re talking temp and light today! Plus a Drumstick update and ways to work with OHP :)
22/04/2022 • 31 minutes 38 seconds
Episode 146 - Alocasias having babies, Drumstick update
Quick tip on alocasia corms and an update on Drumstick: we’re not quite out of the woods but it’s looking up. HUGE thanks for all of your support!
22/04/2022 • 9 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 145 - The Drumstick Episode
Hi everyone. I have some sad news: Drumstick is sick. We’re running a fundraiser for some hefty vet bills, and if you’re able to help or share, we would really appreciate it
20/04/2022 • 14 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 144 - Leave That Algae Alone!
Here’s permission to stop cleaning your prop glasses :)
19/04/2022 • 8 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 143 - Q&A: Leaf Sheaths!
Learn about the function of leaf sheaths in this episode :)
18/04/2022 • 33 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 142 - Q&A: How do I water Oh Happy Dirt?
Learn about the differences between our soils and the standard fare, as well as tips on watering your plants.
17/04/2022 • 44 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 141 - Q&A: Should I put leca in soil?
Here’s another question - should leca be a part of our soil mixes? Learn more in this episode!
14/04/2022 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 140 - Q&A: Browning Tips!
Some causes of browning tips and diagnostic help :)
13/04/2022 • 29 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 139 - “Just the Tip” and Other Lies
We’re here to talk watering fallacies, get your mind out of the gutter! 🤣
11/04/2022 • 45 minutes
Episode 138 - Worm Castings 😁
Info on worm castings, specifically nutrient density and %s to use in soil :)
30/03/2022 • 21 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 137 - A different kind of plant business idea :)
Talking plant business ideas and soil health today :)
29/03/2022 • 23 minutes 52 seconds
Episode 136 - Moving MASSIVE plants!
We’re picking up an 11’ tall ponytail palm today! Watch for a new tutorial video :D
28/03/2022 • 18 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 135 - When to use a moss pole!
Moss poles are another of those popular trends that’s not as useful or necessary as most people think. Bringing home a a monstera? Don’t feel obligated to rush out and buy a pole right away!
24/03/2022 • 44 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 134 - On stewardship, outdoor gardening, and biochar magic :)
Even if you don’t have a patch of earth to dig into right now, this may be a valuable episode for you. Not interested? Just listen to the first few minutes for the bird calls :)
23/03/2022 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 133 - Garden Center and Grocery Store Finds
Okay, hold on for some tangents - this one covers grocery store plant hacks (ginger and taro, anyone?), garden center finds that can be brought indoors, and the near obligatory anti-drought rant plus info on signaling hormones, plant screams, and - GET THIS, folks - a recommendation for a book that covers houseplant care basics!!! I’m so grateful to Raffaele for writing a book on houseplant care basics that I can actually recommend. 99% of his advice is what I’d say myself, so now I can work on the book I’m actually writing instead of a care manual that’s more often requested. Major thanks, Raffaele! 💚
16/03/2022 • 44 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 132 - Air Layering!
It’s almost time! Learn about air layering: how, when, and why to do it!
11/03/2022 • 32 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 131 - Conventional Fertilizers
So this one is about licking marshes. No, not really, just hang in there. Here’s why I don’t use or promote conventional fertilizers, and a LOT of goofiness along with it :)
21/02/2022 • 24 minutes 17 seconds
Episode 130 - Embracing ‘Fallow’
It used to be common practice to leave a piece of land unused for a season - when we would retreat indoors for our season of rest. We’ve forgotten how to do that, and it shows. If you’re feeling it, this episode is for you.
19/02/2022 • 24 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 129 - Is it repotting or self care?
Making sure my plants are in appropriate-sized pots is a form of self care for me. Here’s more info :)
16/02/2022 • 43 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 128 - Cystoliths
Oh my god you guys, my mind was just blown because plants are so smart. Cystoliths, formerly known as nature’s trash cans, are NOT just that! They’re totally useful! Listen in for more :D
14/02/2022 • 30 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 127 - Q&A: Are Mycelium a Fertilizer?
Nope! Here’s more info :)
11/02/2022 • 17 minutes 9 seconds
Episode 126 - Set your plants up for success!
Learn how I set my plants up for success through a little self knowledge and a lot of knowledge of what tools are available in the plant care world.
07/02/2022 • 41 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 125 - Understanding Dormancy, part 2
Part two on dormancy: lethal consequences!
02/02/2022 • 36 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 124 - Exploring Dormancy, part 1
Digging into dormancy - this episode begins with a discussion of different types of dormancy.
02/02/2022 • 43 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 123 - DIRT! Part 2
Learn more about soil ingredients, good mixes, and other tips! For info on specific ingredients, see episode 5 :)
31/01/2022 • 36 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 122 - Strings of Pearls (part 2)
The end of the last episode :D
27/01/2022 • 12 minutes 25 seconds
Episode 121 - Strings of Pearls (part 1)
We’re talking strings of pearls! This is part one because I forgot there was a time limit on recordings 🤣
27/01/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 120 - Fiddles!
Fiddle leaf figs are super easy plants, with a few tips! Veronica has cared for tiny fiddles in 4” pots and MASSIVE fiddles planted in atriums. Here’s her best advice :)
26/01/2022 • 44 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 119 - Grow Light Recommendation!
It’s exactly that - here’s a rec for grow bulbs!
23/01/2022 • 13 minutes 26 seconds
Episode 118 - On Self-Love and Plants
You deserve to treat yourself well, and your plants deserve it too!
23/01/2022 • 31 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 117 - Lumens vs Foot-Candles
Here’s a question from our voicemail! To leave us a message, just hit ‘record’ at https://Ohhappyplants.com/podcast
20/01/2022 • 32 minutes 25 seconds
Episode 116 - How to deal with a frozen plant
Have you ever frozen a houseplant? Here’s info on the cause of the damage, how to prevent it, and what to do if you find a cold damaged plant.
16/01/2022 • 25 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 115 - Direct Planting WITHOUT Drainage Holes
Yep, we’re going taboo for this one! Here are some things to think about when considering direct planting in a pot without drainage.
15/01/2022 • 42 minutes 6 seconds
Episode 114 - Herbs!
We’re talking herbs, Oregon grape (pictured), and even a soup recipe!
13/01/2022 • 27 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 113 - Plant Apps and Community
13/01/2022 • 25 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 112 - Upcoming Videos!
11/01/2022 • 13 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 111 - It’s Orchid Time!
Learn (most of) my best tips for caring for your orchid plants here :)
11/01/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 110 - Choosing the Right Soil, part 2
I promise I get to the point in this one. Lots of tangents (let’s be honest, it’s 37 minutes of tangents) and plenty of tips :)
10/01/2022 • 45 minutes 1 second
Episode 109 - Choosing Soil, part 1
“The right soil” as prescribed may not be what you need. Learn more about choosing soil here. Park two coming shortly :)
10/01/2022 • 31 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 108 - For Aspiring Plant Parents
Some tips for those of you just starting out :)
07/01/2022 • 44 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 107 - Begonias, acclimation, and politics?
06/01/2022 • 23 minutes 9 seconds
Episode 106 - It’s SPRING!
This is the new year episode, and it’s SPRING! Today we’re talking about self love, roots, and expectations. And Drumstick :)
03/01/2022 • 43 minutes 39 seconds
Episode 105 - Get Creative!
Apologies for the disjointedness and distractions; recording during a school break is pure chaos :) This one is about bringing a bit more creativity into our plant life :)
24/12/2021 • 38 minutes 6 seconds
Episode 104 - The LECA Episode!
More tips and tricks about using clay pebbles!
17/12/2021 • 37 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 103 - “Water When Dry”
This instruction is commonly misinterpreted - here’s what it means! We also go into strings of things and why yours might look wimpy.
13/12/2021 • 10 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 102 - How do you research your plants?
When you look up a plant’s care online, often you’ll see a hundred articles that recommend “medium light” or “low water.” These terms don’t mean a thing! Learn a bit about how to find and use information about plants in this episode :)
09/12/2021 • 24 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 101 - Thirsty B*tches
How do you deal with excessively thirsty plant? Here are some tips from the houseplant coach!
02/12/2021 • 40 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 100 - Butt Chugging!
Oh look, it’s EPISODE 100!!! Today we’re talking bottom watering, bunny rabbits, medieval “science,” and other nonsense. Enjoy!
30/11/2021 • 33 minutes 41 seconds
Episode 99 - Brilliant Bromeliads!
Learn about bromeliad care, reblooming, and more!
27/11/2021 • 21 minutes 1 second
Episode 98 - #1 Ficus Tip
What’s my biggest tip for any ficus? Listen in to learn! Also, the OHP shop is 25# off Saturday through Monday!
26/11/2021 • 9 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 97 - Happy Thanksgiving!
A little holiday reassurance, and a sale announcement!
25/11/2021 • 4 minutes 33 seconds
Episode 96 - Quarantine
How do you effectively quarantine your new plants? A lot of folks misinterpret this as a solution instead of a tool to be used with other tools. Let’s dig in.
21/11/2021 • 23 minutes 36 seconds
Episode 95 - When to re-pot!
We all start out repotting plants WAY too often. Here are my criteria for the right time to repot a plant.
20/11/2021 • 13 minutes 25 seconds
Episode 94 - Aspidistra Care and Colonization
Today we’ve got a challenge question: do you know where your favorite plant came from and what they call it in their native tongue? Most of us don’t - let’s learn! Also, here are my aspidistra tips :)
19/11/2021 • 39 minutes 58 seconds
Episode 92 - Grassland Soil!
We’ve had a request! Here’s an explanation of the thought process behind one of our soil blends, Grassland :)
17/11/2021 • 44 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 93 - Our Friend the Soil Mite
Learn about soil mite eradication (if you MUST) here, and get some info on current challenges in the house plant distribution world.
17/11/2021 • 11 minutes
Episode 91 - Soil, watering, and pets!
Today we’re talking a bit more about soil physics in relation to soil choices and watering, as well as houseplant toxicity :)
14/11/2021 • 34 minutes 38 seconds
Episode 90 - The Inverse Square Law and Dopamine Hacks
Weird episode today - it’s about light and neurodiversity!
14/11/2021 • 30 minutes 38 seconds
Episode 89 - Planty Businesses: Artisans and Wholesalers
Are you a plant artisan or wholesaler? This one’s for you! Also includes a fabulous product announcement - we’re about to start carrying a bacterial inoculant for your roots!
09/11/2021 • 22 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 88 - Pepperomia blight and affiliates!
Exciting announcements, and pepperomia blight!
09/11/2021 • 40 minutes 44 seconds
Episode 87 - 10pm Planty Nonsense :)
When to use OHP products, business building info, fiddly tips, and nonsense!
07/11/2021 • 44 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 86 - Water Your Birds!
Bird of paradise info, and the requisite silliness when recording a podcast at 10pm :)
06/11/2021 • 41 minutes 34 seconds
Episode 85 - Tomentum, Trichomes and Nonsense
Yep, here’s Veronica with way too much energy because she just learned a thing. Enjoy!
04/11/2021 • 10 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 84 - Leaf Spot, Not Root Rot
Leaf issues are commonly attributed to overwatering and root pathogens, but that’s often not the case. Learn more here.
03/11/2021 • 23 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 83 - Amazing Alocasias
How do you keep your alocasia happy? Learn Veronica’s tips here :)
03/11/2021 • 26 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 82 - Surviving a Freeze
Power outages in the winter are no fun, but we can be prepared! Here are a few tips to keep your plants happy through winter.
02/11/2021 • 12 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 81 - How to Use a Hygrometer
Why do I keep hygrometers around if I don’t have humidifiers? Learn how to use them as a tool in this episode.
02/11/2021 • 34 minutes 29 seconds
Episode 80 - Don’t chop your variegation!
Hey all! Let’s talk about keeping those fully white or pink leaves instead of assuming the worst and chopping them off. Full variegation isn’t a death sentence if you learn how to support it! Photo of my silly pupper because I said I would :)
02/11/2021 • 28 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 79 - Little Yellow Pen*ses
This is a question I see every day - what are these tiny yellow d*cks growing out of my plant pot?!? Meet Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, the yellow houseplant mushroom. Warning: toxic to humans and pets!
31/10/2021 • 29 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 78 - Avoiding Alocasia Dormancy
Is your alocasia going dormant? Learn how to avoid this unnecessary adaptation, plus more tips about alocasias :)
30/10/2021 • 31 minutes 4 seconds
Episode 77 - Super Exciting Announcements!
We’ve got a voicemail! We’re also taking consultation appointments, and we have a set of brand new products coming out!
30/10/2021 • 25 minutes 25 seconds
Episode 76 - Legal Nonsense in the Houseplant World :)
This is another that’s great info for consumers and also totally geared toward houseplant business owners - take a listen!
30/10/2021 • 35 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 75 - The Lemon Button Fern
Learn about this cutie, including native habitat, troubleshooting, and more!
29/10/2021 • 40 minutes 3 seconds
Episode 74 - Adjusting for Seasonal Change
Someone recently asserted that our plants are indoors, so it’s silly to think that seasonal change affects them. Here’s an episode breaking down seasonal change in our indoor micro-climates :)
17/10/2021 • 33 minutes 39 seconds
Episode 73 - Permission!
Here’s permission to go buy a plant right now. Or three ;)
17/10/2021 • 8 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 72 - Ficus propagation and diseases
Learn about ficus propagation, common ficus diseases, and general info about disease identification, control, and prevention in this episode :)
14/10/2021 • 44 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 71 - Re-potting and Fertilizing in Winter
To repot - or not? Learn more about winter plant care in this episode :)
30/09/2021 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 70 - Happy Little Pseudomonas :)
Okay, I want you to imagine a cute little flagellate bacterium wearing a safety vest, because these guys are FLUORESCENT! Today we bring you info on helpful bacteria, including the potential impact on global agriculture.
22/09/2021 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 69 - Houseplant Businesses, part 3
Here are some ideas for a houseplant business you could start tomorrow! Listen to the whole episode for info on WA state legalities though - treating pests is more complex than just bringing a sprayer and going to town.
21/09/2021 • 44 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 68 - String of Hearts Seeds!
Learn a bit about how Ceropegia woodii is pollinated, seed maturation, and propagation in this quick episode.
12/09/2021 • 10 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 67 - Choosing your very first plant :)
An episode to address the question “What’s a good plant for a new plant parent?”
12/09/2021 • 45 minutes
Episode 66 - Q&A: Begonias and Blister Variegation
Woke up this morning and did a nose dive into research! This episode was a super fun jump into blister variegation :)
10/09/2021 • 31 minutes 38 seconds
Episode 65 - Moving plants inside in autumn :)
Here’s what to do when it’s time to move your plants indoors - everything from plant baths to adjusting your care! One note on cleaning your plants: be sure to check for beneficial buggos prior to giving your plant a bath. Butterfly eggs, wee spiders, etc, should all stay outside (unless you want to bring them in, of course!) :)
09/09/2021 • 43 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 64 - The Fabulous ZZ
Learn about ZZ plants, including basic care, native habitat, and plenty more!
08/09/2021 • 25 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 63 - Mealybug Madness :D
05/09/2021 • 27 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 62 - Fabulous Hoyas!
Learn about hoya propagation, resilience, and why they’re one of my favorites :)
04/09/2021 • 32 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 61 - A Study in Fungus
Learn about the link between sunlight, endogenous hormones, and fungal infections in this episode!
02/09/2021 • 44 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 60 - How Sub-Irrigation Works
We’ve gotten some questions about the mechanics of sub-irrigation systems, so today I put together a little primer on how these all work :)
20/08/2021 • 15 minutes
Episode 59 - How to read a plant like a book
What kind of care did your plant have before it came home with you? Learn how to tell in this episode!
19/08/2021 • 22 minutes 28 seconds
Episode 58 - Root Goo!
Don’t worry about root goo on your water props! More info here, in the shortest podcast ever :D
10/08/2021 • 3 minutes 42 seconds
Episode 57 - Thrips!
Go scorched-earth on these a-holes the right way with the info in this episode 🤣
28/07/2021 • 33 minutes 29 seconds
Episode 56 - Houseplants vs. Chemicals
Alright, today we’re going to that famous NASA study about houseplants’ effect on VOCs/indoor air pollution. Long story short: yes, buy more plants - whether or not it makes a difference ;)
22/07/2021 • 23 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 55 - All Things Airflow :)
Why should we run fans for our plants? All kinds of reasons! Learn more here :)
19/07/2021 • 11 minutes 46 seconds
Episode 54 - Q&A: Grow Lights and Pole Dancing
How much light is too much? How should I train my plants on their poles? Dig in here :)
14/07/2021 • 39 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 53 - Starting a Plant Business (part 2)
Do you want to start a business in the plant world? YAY! Here’s an episode that’s one part brainstorm, one part coaching session (if you didn’t know, Veronica is also a small business coach). Links: https://startyourdamnbusiness.com https://members.ohhappyplants.online (pictured: Retreat Plant Company)
14/07/2021 • 44 minutes 52 seconds
Episode 52 - Begonias!
Are you a begonia killer? Guess what - I was too! Learn how to stop in this episode :)
13/07/2021 • 34 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 51 - Hate wiping leaves? Stop!
Learn about proper pest treatment methods - and why the right way isn’t overwhelming! (Pictured: Drumstick, the obvious star of the show)
11/07/2021 • 15 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 50 - Outside vs. Inside
Why does that plant thrive outside in “horrible conditions,” while your plants inside struggle? We’ve got your answers :)
09/07/2021 • 19 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 49 - Sub-Irrigation for Vacations and General Life Insanity
Want to spend less time watering your plants? ME TOO! Learn about all the different sub-irrigation methods I’ve used over the years, plus the usual tangents and ideas :)
07/07/2021 • 35 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 48 - Moss Pole Madness
An initial exploration of moss poles, including when to start using one, plant anatomy, and many DIY tips.
04/07/2021 • 44 minutes 52 seconds
Episode 47 - The Lazy Orchid Method
Loads of tangents in this one, but here’s the basic setup for Veronica’s signature Lazy Orchid Method(tm) (lol)
01/07/2021 • 44 minutes 37 seconds
Episode 46 - HEAT part two: UV index
No need to freak out about the current UV index numbers - we’ve seen it before!
28/06/2021 • 9 minutes 8 seconds
Episode 45 - HEAT!!!
Concerned about crazy heat waves affecting your houseplants? Don’t worry - adjusting your care is simple!
26/06/2021 • 20 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 44 - Hydathodes and Guttation!
Learn about this amazing adaptation here (and learn to recognize it so you don’t freak out)!
18/06/2021 • 16 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 43 - Sansevierias!
Little-known fact: these are NOT low light plants! They drink a lot in the right light, too :) Learn all things sansevieria right here!
15/06/2021 • 28 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 42 - Thrips!
Learn about these little vampires’ life cycle so you can eradicate them completely!
14/06/2021 • 27 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 41 - Putting Plants Outside
Learn a bit about sunburn and why putting your plants outside for the summer isn’t a great idea sometimes.
13/06/2021 • 15 minutes 31 seconds
Episode 40 - Moving with Houseplants
I'm moving! To celebrate, we're making a tutorial video with all of my tips and tricks from 7 years in the interiorscape industry :)
12/06/2021 • 11 minutes 7 seconds
Episode 39 - PSA: Mixing Peat into Potting Soil
Just a tidbit about mixing your own soil - sometimes less is more!
12/06/2021 • 7 minutes 56 seconds
Episode 38 - Yellowing leaves: beginner's guide
Here's another on yellowing leaves - a breakdown of possible causes, with solutions.
02/06/2021 • 26 minutes 11 seconds
Episode 37 - Overwatering = Drought
Learn why your plant shows symptoms of drought when it's rotting away in soggy soil.
18/05/2021 • 19 minutes 15 seconds
Episode 36 - Your plant's "gut"
Think of your plant's root system like the "gut" - it's a diverse microbial landscape in there! Understand more in this episode, complete with repotting tips and weird facts :)
15/05/2021 • 36 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 35 - Nitrogen-fixing plants and bacteria!
Let's all stop freaking out about things growing on our potted plants, eh?
11/05/2021 • 5 minutes 47 seconds
Episode 34 - "What would this look like if it were easy?"
A chat about self forgiveness, expectations, and systems - geared toward plant shop owners and employees, but helpful to any overwhelmed plant parent.
09/05/2021 • 17 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 33 - Spathiphyllum questions answered!
Peace lilies are either the easiest plant ever - or they won't stop fussing at you. Learn more about what all that fuss means in this episode!
09/05/2021 • 16 minutes 17 seconds
Episode 32 - Acclimation and repotting
Should you wait to re-pot or do it right away? Learn about this and more acclimation tips :)
07/05/2021 • 23 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 31 - Relationships, control freaks - and plants.
What if we approached every interaction with curiosity rather than expectation? Practice it with your plants, then apply it to other relationships :)
06/05/2021 • 12 minutes 59 seconds
Episode 30 - Part 1 - How to start a plant shop
Dreaming of starting a plant shop? This is the episode for you!
04/05/2021 • 44 minutes 14 seconds
Episode 29 - It's spring!
Some springtime adjustments to make in your plant care routine :)
03/05/2021 • 17 minutes 16 seconds
Episode 28 - A Love Letter
I am SO GRATEFUL to everyone in the houseplant community! Y'all're fabulous!
02/05/2021 • 2 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 27 - SPIDER MITES!
Learn all things spider mites here - life cycle, treatment plan, different treatment options, and plants they commonly infest!
01/05/2021 • 43 minutes 43 seconds
Episode 26 - Garbage in your dirt?
Nope, that's not perlite - watch out for trash in your soil!
20/04/2021 • 8 minutes 21 seconds
Episode 25 - Fungus Gnats!
Here's why your gnat problem won't go away - and here's how to fix it!
20/04/2021 • 30 minutes 57 seconds
Episode 24 - Neem!
Learn about neem - how it works, potential dangers, and more!
12/04/2021 • 18 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 23 - Growth (mindsets and more)
Drink water, get sunlight: treat yourself like a plant. All "issues" are communication, whether they're coming from our plants or inside our own heads. Let's learn how to listen :)
07/04/2021 • 12 minutes 22 seconds
22 - Take a Vacation!
You deserve a vacation! Here's a tip on leaving your plants alone for a while :)
06/04/2021 • 14 minutes 30 seconds
Episode 21 - Phytochromes and phytohormones!
Learn how our smart little friends move toward and away from light, and respond to changes in daylight.
03/04/2021 • 20 minutes 20 seconds
Episode 20 - Midnight ramblings about rearranging plants
Bits of useful info but not too science heavy this time because I'm tired :)
30/03/2021 • 24 minutes 24 seconds
Episode 19 - Pothos, pythium, and phytophthora
Learn how to deal with a GORGEOUS pothos that totally craps out on you ten days after bringing it home.
24/03/2021 • 17 minutes 10 seconds
Episode 18 - Sansevierias!
Learn about Sansevieria (aka Dracaena, due to reclassification in 2017) needs and how to get to know your plant so you can care for it better.
23/03/2021 • 22 minutes 53 seconds
Episode 17 - The Nonsense Episode
Need a pep talk, with plenty of planty nerding thrown in there? Here you go!
23/03/2021 • 30 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 16 - Satin Pothos MAGIC
Just listen. And at the appropriate time, think of tiny chompy teeth.
20/03/2021 • 5 minutes 22 seconds
Episode 15 - Plant Patterns
Nature doesn't make mistakes!
20/03/2021 • 10 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 14 - Vermiculite vs. Perlite
Perlite is the devil and vermiculite is AMAZING.
18/03/2021 • 9 minutes 5 seconds
Episode 13 - Why praying harder isn't working ;)
This one's on prayer plants! Here are a few game changing tips to give your calatheas and other fussy bitches a kick :D
16/03/2021 • 7 minutes 40 seconds
Episode 12 - Calcium
Sometimes called 'the 4th plant macronutrient,' calcium is totally essential to plants! Here's an exceptionally poor explanation of how it moves around in plants, what it does, and some general encouragement to look a little closer at your fertilizer and soil labels :)
11/03/2021 • 19 minutes 2 seconds
Episode 11 - Fertilizer, part 1: The Big 3
Launching our fertilizer series with the planty macros: nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium; with a pep talk from Veronica about systems, psychology (i.e. how damn fallible humans are), and encouragement to just fertilize already :D
10/03/2021 • 30 minutes 48 seconds
Episode 10 - Leaf yellowing, part 2
More on fungal/bacterial nonsense!
06/03/2021 • 9 minutes 32 seconds
Episode 9 - Yellowing leaves and planty immune systems
Nature doesn't make mistakes :)
06/03/2021 • 14 minutes 27 seconds
Episode 8 - Temperature and growth
Temperature has a LOT to do with growth! Learn more here.
05/03/2021 • 9 minutes 55 seconds
Episode 7 - Hygrometers and relative humidity
A breakdown of what hydrometers actually measure, and why 50% humidity doesn't always mean the same thing.
03/03/2021 • 14 minutes 51 seconds
Episode 6 - Extrafloral Nectaries
Learn how to get your plants to STOP IT ALREADY with this genius adaptation they invented :)
03/03/2021 • 8 minutes 18 seconds
Episode 5 - DIRT!
Learn about potting soil components and why perlite is THE DEVIL
02/03/2021 • 14 minutes 50 seconds
Episode 4 - On transitioning propagations
Learn a bit about the transition between water and soil, including an important tip that will help your plants thrive.
28/02/2021 • 11 minutes 23 seconds
Episode 3 - Cachepots and making things easy
I'm absolutely convinced that placing a nursery pot inside a cachepot is the best way to set up your houseplants for easy, no-fuss care. Learn more in this episode :)
26/02/2021 • 13 minutes 49 seconds
Episode 2 - Be a Croton
Is it drama or is it healthy boundaries? This one's all about crotons and self respect. Kind of.
26/02/2021 • 14 minutes 45 seconds
Episode 1: Repotting! Hydrogen bonds, soil physics, and just doing the thing.
Inaugural episode of The Houseplant Coach Podcast, where Veronica of Oh Happy Plants nerds out real hard on all things houseplant!