Written by Stella Clark
Illustrated by Lydia Tanner
If you have seen any house tours on social media, most people have a dead plant somewhere in their house. That dead plant used to be in my house too, but now I have many thriving plants. Most people get a plant, forget about it, or just don’t know how to take care of it. I think we all have been in that situation with a plant that needs help. If you do have a plant at home or want to get plants in your home, you have come to the right place!
Plants are not as hard as people think they are. Of course there are plants that are hard to take care of, but those are pretty rare. If you have light in your house, water, and air you are almost there! The three main things plants need are water, sunlight, and oxygen. Most houses have these three things, so you have the basics to take care of plants. Beginner plants only need these three things and some fertilizer.
So now you know what you need to take care of plants but how do you take care of plants? Well, different plants need different things. The best way to know about your plant is to search it online or look at the care card. At Lowes and other sellers when you find a plant you like look at the tag and right there is how to take care of your new plant. If you think you need more help you can always look at videos on how to take care of that plant. You also need to know what light you can provide for that plant so it gets proper light.
Some plants might need something you can’t provide. Such as light water or special things such as trimming leaves and more. So if not all plants are for you what plants are? Before you get a plant look at where you want to keep it. How much light could you give a plant in this space? If you think you are going to forget about this plant, put it somewhere you will see it often. You probably want to get a succulent because you don’t need to water them that often. If you can’t tell when a plant needs water I think a White Anne is a great choice because when they need water they start to droop. Another thing to think about is to get the plant you think will match your room/house.
Plants are easy, fun, simple, and not too messy. If you really think about it, plants are like easier pets. They don’t make noise or pee on your new rug. Just having plants in your room can brighten the space and make it cozy while also being modern. If your friends are coming over you can show them your new plant skills and have bragging rights. Now take all of this new knowledge and get some plants!