Plant Care Tips to Help you Become the Best Plant Parent

  1. Choose Plants Based on What Kind of Lighting you have
  • Lighting is a super important thing to think about when deciding what plant you want. You don’t want to underexpose or overexpose your plant to sunlight. Check what direction your windows are facing. 
  • South facing – Bright Light
  • East/ West Facing – Moderate Light
  • North Facing – Low Light
  • Based on this you can determine what plants would be best for you. Some plants need more light than others. Some need less. Your plant needs the right amount of light to live so make sure to pick the right plant.
  1. Choose the right plant for you.
  • With so many plants to choose from it can be overwhelming to pick the right plant for you. Where do you even start? Are you a first time plant parent? Are you a plant expert? These are all important questions to ask yourself in order to find your perfect plant. There are easy care plant options, moderate, and harder. Make sure you choose the right plant for you and your lifestyle.
  1. It’s Better to Under Water your Plants than Overwater them
  • Less is more when it comes to watering your plants. If you put too much water this can lead to root rot. Check your plants solid and only water your plant when it NEEDS to be watered. If the soil is dark, and moist that means your plant has enough water.
  • Watering also depends on weather changes. Plants need less water in the winter. When it’s hot plants dry up quicker and need more water to survive. 
  1. Your Plants Want & Need Stability
  • Find a nice area for your plants to grow and stick to it. You want to keep your plant’s environment as stable as possible. Temperature is also very important. Extreme temperature changes can shock your plants. You should keep your plants at a temperature of 65º–75ºF.
  1. Pot your Plants in the Correct Pots
  • It is important to pot your plants in pots that contain drainage holes. Proper water drainage allows your plants roots to have airflow and grow rather than suffocate and leave them sitting in water. 
  1. Humidity, Humidity, Humidity!
  • Your plants usually thrive in humidity. It is important to adjust room temperatures especially during the winter months. You can do this by adjusting air temperature or by purchasing a humidifier. You don’t want your plants to be in dry air.
  1. Repotting 101
  • It can be scary to repot your plant. One thing you want to avoid is pulling your plant in order to get them out of their pot. Repotting doesn’t always necessarily mean a whole new pot. It could mean simply changing out your plant’s soil with new soil. 
  1. No Need to Fertilize
  • If you are unsure about fertilizer just skip it. Usually your plants don’t need it unless they are struggling to grow. It is best to fertilize during the growing season (Spring & Fall). Don’t over fertilize because this can end up killing your plant.
  1. Keep an Eye Out for your Plant
  • Keep an eye out for your plant and make sure it is thriving. Especially at the beginning stages. Observing your plant and paying attention to when it needs watering, when it needs clipping, and overall making sure its healthy is very important.
  1.  Replicate your Plants native environment
  • Researching and knowing your plants native habitat is very important. This will help you discover its natural climate temperatures and terrain your plant prefers. Learning and adapting these things to your plant will help them stay healthy and alive longer.