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Episode 52: Soil Aeration and Thriving vs Surviving in a Low Light Home with Darryl from Houseplant Journal

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Today I’m joined by my plant friend Darryl of Houseplant Journal to discuss Low Light environments and how that affects our plants. Houseplant Journal is known for it’s amazing instagram account, blog and now watering can and his forthcoming book! His instagram bio says “an engineers approach to plant care” and I think that sums Darryl up so well, he has the clinical, thoughtful, inquisitive brain of an engineer, and the passion and enthusiasm of the best of the best plant parents. Darryl is passionate about helping people understand their lighting environment so I thought he would be the perfect guest for this episode on what to do if you are a Plant Person living in a low light home.

In this episode we learn:

  • What’s new with Darryl as he’s built the Houseplant Journal brand and what exciting things he’s up to
  • Aeration, what it is and why it’s important for our houseplants
  • Thriving vs surviving in a low light environment
  • Why understanding our light environment is so important and how Darryl measures his light in his apartment
  • The tough truth about low light apartments, whether you want to hear it or not J
  • Darryl’s lighting hacks for his low light office
  • Strategies and plants to choose if you live or work in a low light space
  • Low light Hacks

Mentioned in the Episode:

Episode 08: Dirty Talk with Darryl 

Darryl’s watering can 

Episodes on Natural Light with Leslie

Bloom and Grow Radio Resources Page  (Maria has her grow lights with discount codes on the resource page!)

Bloom and Grow Radio Amazon storefront  (Maria has a section on low light plants in the storefront!)

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