144 episodes

Your digital plant friends, here to help you take your indoor jungle/desert/bog to the next level since 2019!
Plant Daddy Podcast is hosted by Stephen and Matthew, two passionate hobbyists who love sharing plant care experiences and stories that speak to plant parents of all experience levels. Whether you are just starting your houseplant journey or already managing an indoor jungle, we are here to share growing techniques and methods, new and unusual plants, or the background and history of familiar ones. Each host brings different perspectives and tastes in plants, but both have enjoyed the great privilege of learning their own local and online plant communities, and they seek to pay this forward to anyone interested in taking their hobby to the next level. Or just enjoy some geeky banter. Plants are enriching and fun, endlessly rewarding, and Plant Daddy Podcast is excited to be your digital plant friends!

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Your digital plant friends, here to help you take your indoor jungle/desert/bog to the next level since 2019!
Plant Daddy Podcast is hosted by Stephen and Matthew, two passionate hobbyists who love sharing plant care experiences and stories that speak to plant parents of all experience levels. Whether you are just starting your houseplant journey or already managing an indoor jungle, we are here to share growing techniques and methods, new and unusual plants, or the background and history of familiar ones. Each host brings different perspectives and tastes in plants, but both have enjoyed the great privilege of learning their own local and online plant communities, and they seek to pay this forward to anyone interested in taking their hobby to the next level. Or just enjoy some geeky banter. Plants are enriching and fun, endlessly rewarding, and Plant Daddy Podcast is excited to be your digital plant friends!

    Episode 144: Season 3 Finale Q&A

    Episode 144: Season 3 Finale Q&A

    Our Season 3 finale is here, and we’re wrapping up with a Q&A show covering succulent substrates, flowering plants for beginners, opinions on “rare” and “status plants,” favorite moments from this season, and more! Remember Lightning Rounds? To Stephen’s delight, Matthew throws one in. Have we forgiven our Mandarin Plants yet? And have we forgiven ourselves for the Paperwhite episode? Let’s just say we’re ready for a vacation!

    Then on the After Show, we chat more about our summer plans – both planty and otherwise. To listen, head over to Patreon - Official Patrons get to listen ad-free with exclusive access to our After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    Have a good summer, see you in August!

    • 51 min
    Episode 143: Our Planty Summer Reading Lists, with Maria Failla

    Episode 143: Our Planty Summer Reading Lists, with Maria Failla

    Now that Summer weather has finally reached us here in Seattle, we sit down to share our plant-oriented reading and listening lists. Then we welcome Maria Failla back on the show to tell us about her new book, Growing Joy: The Plant Lover’s Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants), one we both loved! Remember almanacs? Which Plant Daddy gives Ortho some credit? And how are the Chinquapins doing? Happy Summer, y’all!

    Don't forget to pick up your copy of Growing Joy!
    https://bloomandgrowradio.com/book

    Then on the After Show, we continue chatting with Maria to ask her a few more questions about the process of writing Growing Joy, and who she would have wanted to record the audio version if it hadn't been her. To listen, head over to Patreon - Official Patrons get to listen ad-free with exclusive access to our After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    Show notes: https://www.plantdaddypodcast.com/podcast-episodes/ep-143-our-planty-summer-reading-lists

    • 45 min
    Episode 142: So How Are Those Plant Resolutions Coming?

    Episode 142: So How Are Those Plant Resolutions Coming?

    It’s truth time. Since we *so bravely* shared our plant goals earlier this year, have we made any progress? Stephen started using windows, and he finally has some results to report. And Matthew is doing a certain thing a lot more consistently. But do we still have those Mandarin Plants? Let’s just say you can tell we’re getting close to the end of our season! Also, what’s 2+3? Asking for a friend.

    And a special thank you to our new Patrons for the month of June! Head over to Patreon to become an Official Patron to listen ad-free, and get access to our exclusive After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    Need a plant sitter? We’ve teamed up with Watering Can App! https://www.wateringcanapp.com

    Show notes: https://www.plantdaddypodcast.com/podcast-episodes/ep-142-so-how-are-those-plant-resolutions-coming

    • 1 hr
    Episode 141: Air Plants, with Emily Allsop of the Volunteer Park Conservatory

    Episode 141: Air Plants, with Emily Allsop of the Volunteer Park Conservatory

    At long last, The Plant Daddies will break their silence… and talk about Air Plants. We've discussed other Bromeliads in the past, so how has it taken this long to cover perhaps the most popular genus?! Perhaps it's because we don't consider ourselves great Air Plant growers, so we brought Tillandsia expert, Emily Allsop from Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, to help! There’s a lot of varying care advice for these, so what does she recommend? What have our experiences and/or struggles been? And what are some ideas for more experienced growers?

    Then on the After Show, do we feel more compelled to buy plants that contain the names of family and friends? To listen, head over to Patreon - Official Patrons get to listen ad-free with exclusive access to our After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    Are you in the Seattle area? Come see us live at the Volunteer Park Conservatory June 18th as we host a Pride Plant Parenthood Panel! Tickets at:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-plant-parenthood-with-plant-daddy-podcast-tickets-341371761127

    Show notes: https://www.plantdaddypodcast.com/podcast-episodes/ep-141-air-plants

    • 42 min
    Episode 140: Bundle of Sticks Plant, Cynanchum marnierianum

    Episode 140: Bundle of Sticks Plant, Cynanchum marnierianum

    If you do everything right, the plant we’re discussing this week will look kind of dead! Did that get your attention? If that sounds appealing to you - and it does to us - then you really should give the Bundle of Sticks Plant, Cynanchum marnierianum, a try. What are our experiences with this surprisingly easy plant? How can you even tell if it's thriving? And why are we not surprised Stephen already owned it? This is one we both love!

    Then on the After Show, we discuss what we found when we looked for online communities of Plant Parents with a love for "Dead Stick Plants," and what this interest might look like outside of the succulent world. To listen, head over to Patreon - Official Patrons get to listen ad-free with exclusive access to our After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    Are you in the Seattle area? Come see us live at the Volunteer Park Conservatory June 18th as we host a Pride Plant Parenthood Panel! Tickets at:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-plant-parenthood-with-plant-daddy-podcast-tickets-341371761127

    We’ve teamed up with Soltech Solutions! Save 15% on amazing plant lights with code PLANTDADDYPODCAST!

    Show notes: https://www.plantdaddypodcast.com/podcast-episodes/ep-140-bundle-of-sticks-plant

    • 34 min
    Episode 139: Propagation Updates - Roots Were Grown

    Episode 139: Propagation Updates - Roots Were Grown

    This month, we revisit a perennial Plant Parent passion – propagation! See what I did there? Thank you. Anyway, are there any new trends lately? What propagation are we doing in our own collections? And what the heck do we plan to do with these new plants? We “get into it” discussing sphagnum, perlite, and other preferred propagation mediums. But both Plant Daddies agree that this part of the hobby is so fun!

    And a special thank you to our new Patrons for the month of May! Head over to Patreon to become an Official Patron to listen ad-free, and get access to our exclusive After Shows!
    https://www.patreon.com/plantdaddypodcast

    We’ve teamed up with Soltech Solutions! Save 15% on amazing plant lights with code PLANTDADDYPODCAST!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Cody9888 ,

Well rounded

I’ve started listening and what I love is that every episode has a range of basic, surface level knowledge that leads into topical, more complicated information that fits the topic.

James A. R ,

It is often cringeworthy

I really tried to like the podcast, and I do like it, but it can at times border on the pompous and academic. Plants are supposed to be accessible and connect people across all walks of life. This podcast is great, but Matthew can at times be overly self-indulgent and push episodes into the realm of high-sounding grandiosity.

PoppyEcho ,

Intelligent

I do enjoy the company of intelligent people. Over the past year I’ve gone from a curious plant beginner understanding very little of what they’re talking about, to following everything with great interest. There’s a lot of “low density” houseplant content out there if you want that, person who said this was too academic. This is for people who are interested in plants.

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