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!
Scindapsus, Another Pothos!
This week the Plant Daddies cover Scindapsus pictus and treubii, ubiquitous trailing tropicals with variety and hardiness that may surprise you. Are these truly alternatives for the classic Golden Pothos? And why are these considered "a Pothos" …and why is a Pothos called a Pothos anyway? Matthew's mic breaks, so it sounds like he's calling from an airplane. And it's been a while since Stephen hasn't grown a plant we're discussing, so he leans in.
Chill 'n Chat: How many is TOO MANY plants?
Can't stop buying plants? Or have you ever felt so overwhelmed you've considered leaving the hobby altogether? The month's Chill and Chat is near and dear to our hearts, and we have a feeling it may speak to some of you as well. Do you have too many plants? Do we?! How does it feel, and how should we think about this? While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, the Plant Daddies offer some stories that may tell you the signs and suggest some next steps toward feeling better.
Climbing Onion, Bowiea volubilis Plant Profile
This week we cover what may be one of the original strange houseplants, Bowiea, which has been described as "possessing little beauty" while also being "certainly one of the most curious plants." So guess which one of us is more excited? Kidding - we're both here for this one! We clear up the vague care guidance found online, detail our growing experiences, and even talk styling choices. How flaky does Stephen like it? And since this is a bit of a oddity, Matthew goes wild sharing botanical facts!
Indian Rubber Fig, Ficus elastica Plant Profile
This week we talk Ficus elastica. If there's so much to love about the hardy, beautiful, low-light-tolerant Indian Rubber Fig, then why is this one just in the friend zone for the Plant Daddies? We also cover ideal care and our recommendations for pruning and shaping your plant as it grows. Then we give you multiple pronunciations of "Banyan!" And why does Stephen sound like he's calling in from a quiet library?
Chill 'n Chat - Ugly Ducklings
This Chill and Chat is about houseplants that don't simply grow larger - they undergo dramatic metamorphoses. Monstera deliciosa is a familiar example, Nepenthes do this when they're thriving, and the Blue Star Fern even has some surprises up its rhizome. How long until splits and fenestration develop in Monsteras? Stephen presses Matthew for answers, but has he ever experienced upper Nepenthes pitchers on his own plants? Then the Plant Daddies answer a listener question about propagating cacti.
String of Turtles, Peperomia prostrata Plant Profile
In the first Plant Profile of Season 3, the Plant Daddies cover String of Turtles. Should you treat this like String of Hearts or String of Pearls? Is this their favorite of the "strings of things"? And how can you promote lush vining? In a Plant Daddy Podcast first, Stephen asks for a picture of Matthew's plant to judge! And please act surprised when Stephen reveals he's growing a hard-to-find alternative.
Love the plants chat, even if these guys are very mean about tradescantias! If you’re into houseplants this is for you. I discovered it when they interviewed Jane Perrone who hosts On The Ledge, another great houseplant podcast. They are fun to listen to and very knowledgeable. Recommended.
Great show and very helpful/interesting
A lovely show that is both educational and fun to listen to, be it while working with your own plants or just relaxing. The hosts are clearly very passionate about there plants and are not blinkered by only one family or genera of plants wish makes every podcast lovely to listen to as there is something for every within each episode. Love this and the fact that they are part of the clan is the icing on the cake for me!
Thankyou from the UK Mathew and Stephen,
I was put onto you by on the ledge and have been working through your back catalogue. I’m very much more on the Mathew side of things with the “roiders” so loving the the llaroid substrate recipe and the alocasia/colocasia eps I just listened to.
Funny, informative and detailed. The minisodes are great with the individual plant profiles too.
Keep up the good work!!!