Imagine this: You're pushing your cart as you walk through the aisles of your local gardening store. You stare into the plethora of brightly colored florals and intricate foliage, you think: "Wow, I'd love to be a plant mom...but I don't have the time." So you walk away, no plants in hand, as you dream about which plant could've been your perfect pair...
Well, look no further! If you want to be a plant mom today, we'll help you get started! Even if you don't have the greenest thumb, there's a plant for you! Here is our guide to getting the perfect plant for you based on your lifestyle! 💚
Plant #1: Lil work buddy
Boss Babe Succulents - desk / office plants 🌱
Succulents are low maintenance, but there are a ton of cute & tiny options for your workspace! Here are some of our faves:
1. Aloe vera
Care instructions: Place in a bright, sunny place. Water the plant heavily about once every two weeks, waiting until the soil dries out fully.
"Succulent, any plant with thick fleshy tissues adapted to water storage. Some succulents (e.g., cacti) store water only in the stem and have no leaves or very small leaves, whereas others (e.g., agaves) store water mainly in the leaves. Most succulents have deep or broad root systems and are native to either deserts or regions that have a semiarid season. Succulent plants are found in more than 60 plant families, with members of Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae being dominantly succulent." - Britannica
Plant #2: Low Maintenance
Busy Bee? easy peasy! - beginner friendly plants 🪴
Always out and about? You need something low maintenance to work with your busy lifestyle! Here are some plants that match your busy lifestyle:
2. Spider plant
Care instructions: Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Keep plants in bright to moderate indirect sunlight. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. waiting until the soil dries out entirely.
"A species of flowering plant native to southern Mexico and Panama, Monstera deliciosa is a hardy and easy to care for plant known by many names, but most commonly the “Swiss cheese plant” due the unique development of ridges and holes on its more mature leaves, known as fenestrations. The “deliciosa” part of the plant’s name comes from the pineapple-like fruit it bears in its natural habitat!" - Greenery Unlimited
Plant #3: always in style
Socialite - Casual plants 💬
Are you a social butterfly? Have some time to maintain your plants and want to make your space extra inviting for having friends over? Here are some plants that fit your style:
Care instructions (Peperomia + Yucca): Keep plants in indirect sunlight and water roughly once a week. Make sure the soil is dry before watering as constantly moist soil can lead to root rot.
Care instructions (Pineapple): If flowering, let sit in plenty of direct sunlight to produce fruit. However, strictly for foliage, indirect sunlight works just fine. Water once a week, but expect to water more frequently during times where it is extra hot.
"Peperomia, a genus of the pepper family (Piperaceae), comprising more than 1,000 species of tropical and subtropical fleshy herbs, annuals, and perennials. A few species are popular houseplants because of their attractive foliage." -Britannica
"Yucca, (genus Yucca), a genus of about 40 species of succulent plants in the agave subfamily of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae), native to southern North America. Most species of yucca are stemless, with a rosette of stiff sword-shaped leaves at the base and clusters of waxy white flowers." -Britannica
"Pineapple, (Ananas comosus), perennial plant of the family Bromeliaceae and its edible fruit. Pineapple is native to tropical and subtropical America and has been introduced elsewhere." -Britannica
Plant #4: a challenge
A Natural - Special plants 🔎
Up for a challenge? These unique plants are difficult to maintain, but there is so much payoff with their beauty! Here are plants that require an extra green thumb:
1. Peace Lily
2. Areca Palm
Care instructions (Peace Lily): These flowers love medium to low light and should NOT be on a watering schedule. Rather, check the top of the soil once a week, and if dry, water as needed. The most common way for this plant to die is overwatering, so only water when needed (and when you do water, it can be plenty).
Care instructions (Areca Palm): Let sit in bright, indirect sunlight for optimal growth. As for watering, its schedule can vary anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the time of year. The best solution to this is similar to the Peace Lily, check the top of the soil and if dry, water as needed.
Care instructions (Croton): Croton's leaves will stay vibrant if in bright, sunny areas; otherwise, its newer leaves will gradually lose vibrancy over time. As for watering, this plant loves water but is also prone to root rot if overwatered. The best solution would be to water as needed using the same methods that the Peace Lily and Arcea Palm require.
"Peace lilies are tropical, evergreen plants that thrive on the forest floor, where they receive dappled sunlight and consistent moisture and humidity. Replicating these conditions in the home is the key to getting your peace lily to be happy and healthy." -Almanac
"The areca is known as a cane type palm because of the bamboo cane-looking stems once it's matured. They're also very similar to the feather types (especially the kentia palm) that display similar leaflets (leaves) and grow up to about the same height indoors...An attractive species that prides itself in improving home or office décor and makes a great focal point for large rooms, hallways, reception areas, and conservatories." -House Plants Expert
"Croton also called “garden croton,” are native to the tropical forests of southeast Asia and Oceania. In the wild, they grow as large shrubs, reaching up to 10 feet tall (in the home or garden, they stay a lot smaller). Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous—especially the seeds—so it is not recommended for use in homes with curious pets or children. When damaged, croton produces a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin, too." -Almanac
You grow girl.
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