How To Become A Plant Mom

Sorry, got to go water the kids.


If you are thinking about starting a plant family, you have come to the right place. For anyone with little to no experience of looking after plants (maybe little because they keep dying), we are here to give you quick and easy advice on how to go from plant novice to mother nature.  



The easiest way to start your indoor jungle is by purchasing some cacti plants. Cacti are easy to care for due to their low need of water and their temperature versatility. They are super accessible to buy and the smaller they are the easier. Planting them in slightly bigger pots with extra soil will let them go from surviving to thriving.

There will usually be a guide for how often to water the specific succulent but once a week in Spring/Summer months is recommended and once every couple weeks for Fall/Winter. Watering more often is good but be careful not to overwater and make sure they have good drainage. This will allow extra water to gather in store for when they need it and avoids drowning the roots. Just like us on vacation, popping them in a sunny spot will keep them happy. 



Once you have nailed the art form of caring for your cacti, it is time to branch out. Let’s get leafy. You will be familiar with the monstera plant if you have ever pinned a bedroom post on Pinterest. There is a reason the aesthetic leafy plant sits in most of Gen Z’s bedrooms and kitchens. The tropical plant belongs to the Arum family and is native to Central American countries.

However, they thrive as houseplants, which is good news for us. They only require water at the same time as your cacti, however, the monstera can be watered more frequently. The bigger the plant will determine how much water you should pour but can be judged by eye.

If puddles of water are forming on the topsoil, the monstera is saturated in water and should be drained. They adore the bright indirect sunlight and so near a window is perfect. Just think of their leaves like our skin, too much direct sunlight is not good for them. Good luck, you got this.

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