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As many of you have asked what products we are using ourselves, we have started to compile a list of products we recommend to keep your houseplants happy.

This list is a work in progress and more products are added constantly.

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Grow Lights

In Autumn and Winter, or in low light situations you might want to use a grow light so your houseplants continue to produce leaves and thrive. But what grow light is actually working?

There are just so many different specifications and reviews on the internet that it is difficult to decide on which one to buy.

I am using the Jungle Dawn LED bar for my terrarium. Yes, it is pricey, but only the best is good enough for our plants and it does produce great results. 

My terrarium plants are thriving like never before.

 

For my houseplants, I am using the following grow light by Roleadro. It has 75w, is very powerful, and yet affordable and lightweight.

 

Humidifier – Levoit Ultrasonic (6L)

Tropical houseplants often need increased humidity levels. This is when a humidifier comes in handy.

A humidifier I like and use for my Philodendron and Monstera collection is the Levoit Ultrasonic (6L) as it not only has a big water reservoir (fewer refills needed) but also a warm mist feature that is important to keep tropical plants happy.

 

Planters/Substrate – Lechuza Pon

I am using Lechuza Pon for all my Philodendron and most of my indoor plants. Lechuza is a German brand of self-watering indoor planters.

It uses a specific plant substrate called Lechuza pon that aerates the soil, draws humidity from the water reservoir, and contains fertilizer.

It is just perfect for indoor plants as it becomes almost impossible to over-or underwater your plants and they just tend to grow greatly in Lechuza Pon.

A great way of using semi-hydro to your advantage.

 

Propagation – New Zealand Sphagnum Moss

I root all of my cuttings in premium grade New Zealand Sphagnum Moss. It is by far the best and most successful method from our point of view.

I have the biggest rate of success with Sphagnum Moss and no other methods lead to better root development based on my experience.

 

 

Rooting Hormone – Clonex Rooting Gel

Clonex Rooting Gel is the Rooting Hormone I am using for my cuttings. We prefer to use a gel as it sticks easily to the cutting and doesn’t create a mess. An alternative would be to use s rooting powder. The cuttings produce roots way quicker than without a rooting hormone.

 

 

Heat Mat – VIVOSUN Seedling Heat Mat 

A heat mat has been the biggest gamer changer for me when propagating plants. Roots just grow much quicker when you are using a heat mat underneath. You won’t know the difference until you start using one.