Can you be a plant person even if you're super busy or sort of lazy?

Being the crazy plant lady is the new craze, and we all want in. Adding this natural element to our home is beautiful and effortless but. . . what if we just don't have the time with our busy, empire-building schedules? Or maybe keep saying we are going to water the plants then forget after we sit down to binge The Office or Friends for the fifth time this year.


Not to worry, there is hope for you!


I have gathered some tips, inspiration and general advice to help you with your new plant parent journey.


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1. Can you truly be a good plant parent?

The first thing to ask yourself is if you can truly be a good plant parent. Do you travel all the time? Are you never home? Even though plants are pretty low maintenance, you will need to give them some attention. If you are gone for weeks at a time and have no one to water your plants... real plants might not be for you or you should at least stay away from certain ones that need more attention.


2. Where to begin

So, you decided you're in. You will need to do some research on which plants you might like best. Some are dangerous to pets and even small children, so be aware of this when buying. You will also need to set up a dedicated place for your plants where they get the proper amount of light.


You might also need:

Soil

Spade

Plant food

Extra pots

Drip Trays

Watering can

A positive attitude (Studies actually show this makes a difference!)



3. Easy plants

These plants are great for all types of plant people - beginners to experts.


1. Golden Pothos Vine (My personal favorite plants!)

2. Snake Plant

3. Cacti

4. Spider Plants

5. Chinese evergreen



4. Expert Plants

Beginners, leave these plants to the more experienced for now! After learning to take care of a few of the easier plants, move on up to these!


1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

2. Croton

3. Venus Flytrap

4. Boston Fern

5. Gardenia



5. Do not give up

Hi. My name is Darci and I have killed a plant. Every proclaimed plant person has killed one at some point. Rather than giving up and deciding this is just not for you, try again! Think about what went wrong and prepare for the next time around. Trust me, being good with plants has a learning curve just like anything else! You have to start somewhere.



6. Get a routine

Like most things in life, taking care of plants is easier when you have a routine. Getting into a routine also lowers your chance of forgetting to water, prune, or fertilize.


7. Faux is OK too

If you want real plants.. DONT GIVE UP. But this is just a reminder that faux plants are OK too. I have a lot of real plants but also have fake beauties scattered around. You can have a mix and match of each or all faux green if that's your thing. Decorating with plants is a great way to bring nature and color into your home, don't let a lack of a green thumb stop you from utilizing this!


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