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My Favorite Plant Tips #HomeWithJoy

I love being a plant parent. My plant babies not only contribute to the decor, but they make me happy. You can never have enough happiness right? I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to my *mostly* green thumb. 

Anyway, since sharing IS caring, I’m here to share my favorite plant tips with you. Ready? Here we go!

Start slow

I can’t stress this enough. Start slow. Get a plant that’s impossible to kill, like a Dracaena trifasciata or a pothos.

Propagate

Seriously the easiest (and cheapest) way to add more plants to your collection is to propagate them. I do this with my pothos and plants. I take a cutting, place it in a shot glass, and wait for the roots to develop. Once the roots develop, I transfer the cutting to another vessel so it can spread out.

Grow in water solely

Here’s a funny story. Last year, I purchased a Tradescantia zebrina that I planted in a pot. I couldn’t keep that plant alive despite moving it around my house to capture the best light. Before the whole plant died, I took a cutting to propagate hoping I could hold onto the plant. Well, that cutting developed roots quickly. That’s when the light bulb went off.

Leave it in water.

That plant has grown so much by leaving it in water. I now have another Tradescantia zebrina that I placed in water after I purchased it and several pothos plants. To find out which plants thrive in water, check Pinterest and Google.

Reuse glass bottles

I love using clear glass bottles for the plants I keep in water. I love seeing their roots forming at the bottom.  Make sure you switch out the water as needed. 

Be mindful of the light

Sunlight changes based on the season. It’s normal to have to move your plants during the cooler months to capture light. 

Dust Them Off

Dust those leaves off so the light can get to them. 

Water Accordingly

Google is your friend + watering schedules change as the seasons change. Li

Get Chatty Cathy

Plants are living things. Talk to them. 

And finally, a tip I will forever swear by:

If it’s thriving, LEAVE IT ALONE! 

I hope you find these tips useful. Are there any plant tips you want to share? I’d love to hear about them.

Until next time,

Joy

 

 

 

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