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This is Plant Daddy Podcast: serving you intersectional horticulture. I’m Matthew, and I’m Stephen.
We are Plant Daddies living in Seattle, WA, podcasting about our passion for cultivating plants. Since our identities are intersectional, and [we'd like to think] include much more than just being gay millennial Plant Daddies, we'll also get into pop culture, LGBTQ+ content, current events, and our own personal stories. We chat with such guests as gardening, botany and horticulture experts, amateur potted plant hobbyists, professionals in the houseplant industry, and some of our unsuspecting friends. We are going to teach, learn, and share. Up to 30% non-botanical content by volume.

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This is Plant Daddy Podcast: serving you intersectional horticulture. I’m Matthew, and I’m Stephen.
We are Plant Daddies living in Seattle, WA, podcasting about our passion for cultivating plants. Since our identities are intersectional, and [we'd like to think] include much more than just being gay millennial Plant Daddies, we'll also get into pop culture, LGBTQ+ content, current events, and our own personal stories. We chat with such guests as gardening, botany and horticulture experts, amateur potted plant hobbyists, professionals in the houseplant industry, and some of our unsuspecting friends. We are going to teach, learn, and share. Up to 30% non-botanical content by volume.

    Potting Mix, with Miles Jonard: Substrate Sessions

    Potting Mix, with Miles Jonard: Substrate Sessions

    We don't want to say this episode is dense... but it's certainly heavier than our preferred well-draining potting mixes! You can't say we didn't warn you! We set out to understand the semantic differences between dirt, soil, and "all-purpose potting mix," picking apart the various components like peat, perlite, coir, charcoal, and - screw it, we just call our friend Miles, who had a few surprises - even for us. Is this potting substrate so simple that it's actually the most complex of all?

    • 53 min
    Tradescantia (and Some of Their Relatives)

    Tradescantia (and Some of Their Relatives)

    Join us as we chat about some plants we don't really like but "sort of grow!" Don't worry - as always, we manage to find several species in Tradescantia and related genera that we want (and for which we think we have room?) Is Stephen's cruel, sparse aesthetic starting to rub off on Matthew? How is this is one of Stephen's roughly three ornamental plants? And which one of the Plant Daddies likes them "compact and densely hairy?" As a bonus, we including ideas for those living near nuclear facilities.

    • 38 min
    with Colah B Tawkin from Black in the Garden

    with Colah B Tawkin from Black in the Garden

    Ready for more good news out of Georgia? *wink* We sit down with Colah B Tawkin from Black in the Garden, another community-focused plant podcast, for a wide-ranging discussion about her inspirations, past and present, how she REALLY feels about her own plant parenthood, and what's next for her - including Season 3 teasers and a whole new podcast! She leaves us gushing over Cree Summer, Rebecca Sugar, and composting… And wait, how did she know we've been dumped before?

    • 52 min
    Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea Plant Profile

    Purple Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea Plant Profile

    You're in for a treat this week - it's another plant we both love! And wow - tangent city, OK? We each try to recall the same fateful plant shopping trip from years ago, but will we agree on the particulars? Matthew claims this is Stephen's Plant Daddy origin story. Oh, right, we're talking about the Purple Pitcher Plant. Is this a good first Carnivorous Plant? Do they need a dormancy? Can I grow one indoors? Well, at least for the last one, it's better to ask if you should.

    • 46 min
    Chill 'n Chat - Winterizing

    Chill 'n Chat - Winterizing

    While we check in on our winterizing efforts and recommendations for movies and TV, we also talk about Stephania erecta, Stephania nova, Tylecodon, and [many] other plants. But don't worry - we still argue! Stephen claims that all succulents are "his thing," and then Matthew gives us a glimpse of the inner turmoil a Fiddle Leaf Fig, thoughts about a potential Dracaena, and a sliver of unoccupied window can cause him. Stephen offers a useful solution that will take nine years.

    • 47 min
    Anthurium clarinervium Plant Profile

    Anthurium clarinervium Plant Profile

    Does a Cardboard Velvet Plant sound appealing to you? Not to Stephen either... but we've all had Goal Plants, the extra-special ones that may be expensive, difficult to find, challenging to grow well, (or even keep alive,) but we continue striving to succeed with them! Anthurium clarinervium is that plant for Matthew, and Stephen can oddly relate. He then makes an awkward, good-faith stab at explaining why this Aroid is so popular. Matthew boldly declares that this is the most beautiful foliage plant.

    • 41 min

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