HOUSEPLANT CARE TIPS FOR BEGINNERS » + printable guide
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Last year I read a sign that said “plant lady is the new crazy cat lady." Whoever came up with that was a genius.
But let me share something: I very much disliked houseplants up until adulthood. For as long as I can remember we had plants ALL over our house while I was growing up. In random pots along the staircase, multiple just sitting on the dining table, vines of pothos framing each door, canopies of plants hanging above our living room, and at one point we even had a greenroom, it was my mum’s little jungle oasis. But I didn’t care for it. I thought it was tacky and made our house look “busy”.
It all changed when I got my first apartment. I had furnished and decorated it, but even still it looked a bit barren. It lacked character. A few days in, my mum stopped by to drop off some food, as mums do, but this time she also came by with something else: a HUGE ficus tree that she plopped down in my living room.
It made the room come alive, and I was mesmerized.
But the plant started dying within days and I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. Later I’d find out I was under-watering. Then a few days later it looked worse: turns out I was over-watering. I’ve learned a lot about plants since then, and I've adopted many more plants too: we have a total of 71 plants at the studio right now! Needless to say, I’m the new crazy plant lady, with all traits inherited from dear mother 💗
The most important factors to think about when picking your next plants are: light, water, and maintenance. It can be confusing and overwhelming, but use our Pick Up Limes printable guide to help you care for your jungle.
PLUS: you can make a cheat sheet! The printable guide will help you to create an easy reference for all your house plants!
Nourish the cells & The soul... and plants!
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What About You?
What's your favourite houseplant? Mine is the pothos, I love how the vines grow and how you can wrap it around things... turns out I really am my mother's daughter! And be sure to share your tips and plant pics with us on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes