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On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant.  Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

On The Ledge Jane Perrone

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    • 4.9 • 551 Ratings

On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant.  Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.

    Fungus gnats revisited

    Fungus gnats revisited

    A blast from the past as I replay an early episode of On The Ledge all about those annoying houseplant pests, fungus gnats, plus I answer questions on saving a damaged cactus, rusty watering cans, flowering plants for Easter.
    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/fungus-gnats 
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Check out Legends of the Leaf, my book on houseplants and my houseplant cards Houseplant Gardener in a Box here.
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...
     

    • 32 min
    A Jungle In Your Living Room - getting children into houseplants

    A Jungle In Your Living Room - getting children into houseplants

    I talk to Michael Holland about his new houseplant book for children, and I answer a question about mealybugs on cuttings.
    For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/houseplants-children 
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Check out Legends of the Leaf, my book on houseplants and my houseplant cards Houseplant Gardener in a Box here.
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...
     
     

    • 49 min
    Buying aspidistras, the price of aglaonemas, choosing plants for a front room and potting mix packaging

    Buying aspidistras, the price of aglaonemas, choosing plants for a front room and potting mix packaging

    Host Jane Perrone answers four listener questions, and we hear an intriguing story from listener Greg about the airplant Tillandsia tectorum.
    For full show notes including a transcript of this episode, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/284-questions
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Check out Legends of the Leaf, my book on houseplants http://legendsoftheleafbook.com
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...

    • 39 min
    The Cactus Hunters: the illicit trade in succulents, with Dr Jared Margulies

    The Cactus Hunters: the illicit trade in succulents, with Dr Jared Margulies

    I discuss the illegal trade in succulents and find out what makes cactus poachers tick with Dr Jared Margulies. Plus I answer a question about starry marks on a prayer plant.
    For full show notes including a transcript, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/cactus-hunters
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Check out Legends of the Leaf, my book on houseplants http://legendsoftheleafbook.com
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...
    Join in #HouseplantHour on Twitter every Tuesday 9pm UK time (4pm ET): https://twitter.com/houseplanthour

    • 51 min
    The venus flytrap (an extract from Legends of the Leaf)

    The venus flytrap (an extract from Legends of the Leaf)

    Hear an extract from Legends of the Leaf profiling the venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, and a Q&A about houseplant courses.
    For full show notes and a transcript, visit www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/venus-flytrap 
    Want to get yourself a copy of Legends of the Leaf my book on houseplants? Full info here http://legendsoftheleafbook.com
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...
    Join in #HouseplantHour on Twitter every Tuesday 9pm UK time (4pm ET): https://twitter.com/houseplanthour

    • 31 min
    Begonia top ten part 10: Begonia 'Silver Jewel' plus begonia care tips

    Begonia top ten part 10: Begonia 'Silver Jewel' plus begonia care tips

    FInd out about the final begonia in my top ten as well as all you need to know to keep these plants alive this winter and beyond.
    For full show notes including the rest of the top ten, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/top-ten-begonias 
    Sign up for The Plant Ledger, my email newsletter about the houseplant scene: https://www.janeperrone.com/ledger
    Check out Legends of the Leaf, my book on houseplants http://legendsoftheleafbook.com
    Support On The Ledge on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ontheledge
    Follow Jane Perrone on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/j.l.perrone
    Join the Houseplant Fans of On The Ledge group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/house...
    Join in #HouseplantHour on Twitter every Tuesday 9pm UK time (4pm ET): https://twitter.com/houseplanthour

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
551 Ratings

551 Ratings

Codifiedmadness ,

Soothing, informative, and fun

Delightful! Honestly, her podcasts are interesting she gets fabulous guests and has a wonderful mix of plant care, plant history, current trends, and fascinating guest experts. A must listen for any houseplant lover!

elikqitie ,

Favorite plant podcast

Jane is insightful in her plant wisdom and her plant care perspective. Her guests are interesting, have cool backstories, and are fabulous interviews.

Whether you’re new to plants or have been planted for years, you’ll find helpful tips and solid information on how to best care for your plants.

City/county gardener ,

The Real Deal

I’ve grown houseplants for a long time but I’ve learned a lot from this podcast. Jane is both insightful and amusing, and her interviews are always interesting.

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