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

This list is a work in progress; 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 working?

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

I am using the Jungle Dawn LED bar for my terrarium.

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Jungle Dawn 51 Watt LED Terrarium Light Bar
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Jungle Dawn 51 Watt LED Terrarium Light Bar
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Yes, it is pricey, but only the best is good enough for our plants, and produces great results.

My terrarium plants are thriving like never before.

For my houseplants, I am using the MARS HYDRO TS 1000W.

Holy cow, these grow lights are very strong and my houseplants such as Philodendron and Monstera are growing like crazy.

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MARS HYDRO 2023 New TS1000 150 Watts LED Grow Lights for Indoor Plants, Patented Reflector Dimming...
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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.

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LEVOIT LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier, Rapid Humidification for Bedroom Large...
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LEVOIT LV600HH 6L Warm and Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier, Rapid Humidification for Bedroom Large...
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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 tend to grow greatly in Lechuza Pon.

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

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Lechuza PON - 12l
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Lechuza 14900 Deltini Self-Watering Planter for Indoor and Outdoor Use, 6" x 6" x 7", White
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Lechuza 14900 Deltini Self-Watering Planter for Indoor and Outdoor Use, 6" x 6" x 7", White
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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.

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Sphagnum Moss 12 Liters New Zealand AAA Grade 150 Gram Bale
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Sphagnum Moss 12 Liters New Zealand AAA Grade 150 Gram Bale
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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.

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HydroDynamics Clonex Rooting Gel, 100 ml
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Heat Mat – VIVOSUN Seedling Heat Mat 

A heat mat has been my biggest gamer changer when propagating plants.

Roots grow much quicker when you are using a heat mat underneath.

You won’t know the difference until you start using one.

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VIVOSUN 48" x 20.75" Seedling Heat Mat and Digital Thermostat Combo Set, UL & MET-Certified Warm...
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Last update on 2023-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API