Welcome to the website of plantician.com!
My name’s Mike, and I’m a self-proclaimed “Plantician.” I know you’re wondering what that is, so let me explain.
I’ve always been interested in vegetation, micro-organism, flora, landscapes, and anything about plant life. I discovered this hobby back in high where I performed in the top 2% of the New South Wales (Australia) HSC exams in 2004. For my American readers, this is the final exam for the Senior 12th grade.
I’m now in my mid-30s and more into self-sufficiency. That is, growing and consuming my own fruit and vegetables to counter the rising cost of living.
Most of the articles on my website are based on real-life experiences. Some of my favorite gardening articles are:
- How to Grow Snow Peas
- How to Care for the Epipremnum Amplissimum Silver
- Why the Tradescantia Nanouk Grows Brown Spots
- Why Your Alocasia Black Velvet Is Dying
- Difference Between Tradescantia Tricolor and Nanouk
So while I’m not a practicing horticulturist by profession, I would describe myself as a subject matter expert in gardening, hence holding the profession of a “Plantician.” And you can become one too!
My short-term goal is to create a library of resources for passionate gardeners to maintain their best backyard, plant, and home vegetation. The vision is to create free resources for plant beginners to grow their own green life at home.
Here are some of the plants I have around the house:
I enjoy growing hardy perennial houseplants because I have a full-time job and an active lifestyle. I like to keep low-maintenance plants and don’t mind an irregular watering schedule.
I tend to avoid sensitive tropical plants, such as the Alocasia Black Velvet, because they take too much effort and attention to keep alive. As I live in Australia (Sydney), the weather conditions constantly change throughout the year, unlike tropical countries like Singapore, which are typically warm.
I hope you enjoy reading my site as much as I enjoy creating it.
You can reach me at plantician at gmail dot com.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!