Houseplant 101

All the beginners’ guidance you need to help your houseplants flourish

Introducing Houseplant 101

Welcome to Houseplant 101, a video series covering the basics of caring for your houseplants.


Here’s how it works

If you’re looking to bring some greenery into your home, you’re in the right place. In each Houseplant 101 episode, plant enthusiast and RHS Garden Wisley Horticulturalist, Alex Young, will talk you through the fundamentals of indoor plants and caring for them.

Alex has worked in horticulture for the past seven years, and is currently working with the Glasshouse team at RHS Garden Wisley, looking after the garden’s tropical plants collection. Alex’s passion for houseplants has grown over the last decade – today he even shares his living space with 88 specimens from the aroids (Araceae) family!

“Like everyone with their first houseplants, I had a mixture of failures and successes, but I was spurred on to try and master indoor cultivation. The Houseplant 101 series is a great opportunity to share what I’ve learnt with others and I hope you get to love indoor plants just as much as I do.”

Alex Young, RHS Garden Wisley Horticulturalist and Houseplant 101 presenter

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