Greenery in your space can make all the difference - it can brighten up a room, make it feel more inviting, and boost your mood. But if you're not exactly blessed with a green thumb, it can be tricky to keep your plants alive. Don't worry, though - we're here to help. With a few simple tips, you'll be a plant pro in no time. Keep reading to learn more!
Pick the right plant:
Not all plants are created equal. When you're choosing a plant for your home, take into account things like how much light it needs, how often it needs to be watered and how difficult the plant is to care for. We make choosing the right plant easy for you!
Use the right potting mix:
Once you've chosen your plant, it's time to pot it. Make sure to use a quality potting mix that has the right nutrients for your plant - and don't forget to add drainage holes! Over-watering is one of the most common reasons that plants die, so good drainage is key.
Create a watering schedule:
One of the best ways to make sure your plant gets the water it needs is to create a watering schedule and stick to it. Watering early in the morning or late in the evening helps reduce evaporation, so that's always a good time to water your plants. Depending on the type of plant you have, it may need watering every day, every other day, or once a week. Just be consistent and pay attention to your plant - if it starts looking wilted or droopy, give it a drink!
Make sure it's getting enough light:
All plants need light - but some need more than others. If your plant isn't getting enough light, it will start to stretch out (this is called "etiolation") in an attempt to reach the light source. This weakens the plant and makes it more susceptible to pests and disease. If you notice your plant starting to stretch, try moving it closer to a window or adding an artificial light source.
With these simple tips in mind, even those with brown thumbs can successfully keep their plants alive. Just remember to do your research before buying a plant, use quality potting mix and add drainage holes, water regularly and consistently, and make sure your plant is getting enough light. With just a bit of care, you'll be able to enjoy all the benefits that come with having greenery in your home!