Firstly I want to start off by saying I am amazed at how quickly my plants have grown on me! This might not be true for everyone but I honestly don’t know if I will ever stop being a crazy plant lady. Maybe it will ease out a bit, or take over my life completely. I guess we will have to wait and see. I find myself watching movies and series and freaking out about the plants in the background. I sometimes miss the plot completely because I was looking at the character’s plants. Has this happened to you? Anyway I am going to keep this post short and sweet!
Here is a list of 10 things I have learned as a new plant parent:
- It is possible to get addicted to buying plants.
- Check your plants regularly for pests. Checked yesterday? Check again!
- Plant your houseplants in well draining soil. I repeat. Plant your houseplant in well draining soil.
- Even easy going plants can die – Aloe! I am looking at you!
- Plant people are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.
- You can’t learn if you never make any mistakes.
- Over watering is not just a watering issue but a light and drainage issue as well.
- Keep your new plants away from your other plants until you know they are pest free.
- Spring will become your new favourite season. New leaves everywhere!
- Caring for houseplants is not (just) a hobby, it will become a way of life.
Here are 5 things I have learned from other plant parents:
@shelleys.indoor.jungle: Always check the soil and roots when buying a plant.
@greens.and.tea: You can drill holes into mugs or other objects to turn them into plant pots.
@green.dopamine: It is easy to grow other plants like herbs and vegetables as well! It is also easy and satisfying.
@nikolicvladan: There is a difference between potting up vs. full repotting.
@houseplantjournal: If something is happening to your plant don’t just jump to conclusions. Learn to understand what is happening with your plant and how to change or fix it.
What is the most important thing you learned as a plant parent? Leave a reply by commenting below!