Top tips from House of Plants
Clean the delicate spines of an old man cactus with a soft, dry paintbrush.
Wear gloves when dealing with cacti – their fine spines can irritate the skin.
Mist the fiddle-leaf fig in warmer months, and make sure the soil has dried out between waterings – or it might drop its leaves.
Pinch out the tips of a money plant to encourage bushier growth.
If your pothos vine is growing aerial roots, it needs pruning or repotting.
Always shake off excess moisture after watering an air plant and leave to dry to prevent rot.
With older succulents, loosen topsoil before watering if it’s brittle and cracked to prevent water from running straight through the pot.