142 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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    • 4.9 • 378 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 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
    Episode 138: The Mandarin Plant, Chlorophytum orchidastrum

    Episode 138: The Mandarin Plant, Chlorophytum orchidastrum

    If you haven't seen the striking, bright orange growth of the Mandarin Plant, Chlorophytum orchidastrum, then you’re in for a treat. We were so intrigued that we both tried growing them! After 6 months, what have we learned? Which Plant Daddy had a better experience? How are their flowers? And could this be the Spider Plant’s prettier, moodier cousin?

    Then on the After Show, we discuss the plant pots we never have success with. Are they cursed? 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

    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-138-the-mandarin-plant

    • 38 min
    Episode 137: The Fishtail Hoya, Hoya polyneura

    Episode 137: The Fishtail Hoya, Hoya polyneura

    Looking for a Hoya you can thoroughly enjoy… even without flowers? This week, the Plant Daddies check in on Hoya polyneura, one they both consider a favorite “foliage Hoya”. How did we cut through the varying care information found online? How did our plants fare in our different conditions? And why does Matthew prefer mermaids to fish?

    Then on the After Show, what are our next Hoya goals… if we have any left? 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

    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-137-the-fishtail-hoya

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

amberfreddy ,

All-time favorite

I’ve been listening to this podcast for two years now and it has ALWAYS been my favorite. I thought moving away from Seattle would hinder my love for this podcast, but it’s been like a piece of home in every episode! Great plant banter, thorough research, and quality content every week - definitely recommend.

PdxZeb ,

Can’t get enough

Thank you for making all of us pandemic plant parents not feel so lost as we quickly get in over our heads. From personal opinions to scientific facts, the Daddies will cover all the stuff you didn’t know you wanted to know. Subscribe and check out their IG and new TikTok. 💚🐾🪴

Kyle in SoCal ,

Informative, In-depth, & Entertaining

These two fellas add experience and comprehensive care information for specific plants, adding their fun personalities to make it entertaining. Many episodes dive deep into each plant, incredibly useful for me, a newbie to the hobby. They are very involved in the social aspects of plant care, and are passionate and enthusiastic about plants.

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