Pick the plants you think are best for you and your lifestyle.
Now that you have a better idea about your plant-care abilities and the amount of time, space, and resources you can commit to caring for a plant, go out and find the perfect one! Consider the following questions:
- Where will this plant be in my home? Does it need sunlight or shade? How much watering is required (and are you willing to give it)?
- What size should I look for? Are there any plants that grow too big for my space? Will I be able to provide enough light if it’s kept in an area without direct sunlight (like a balcony)?
- What kind of shapes, textures, or colors do I like? Do I prefer plants with shiny leaves or more muted ones? Are there plants with interesting leaf shapes like starfish or dinosaur feet that would look good in my living room?
Place each plant in the right type of container.
Containers play a large role in how well your plants thrive. You should pick out a container that’s just the right size for your plant. The container should be about two inches wider than the root ball of the plant, and no more than twice as deep as the root ball. If you buy a plant from a nursery, it doesn’t always come in its own pot, so you might need to transfer it to your own container within a short period of time. Whilst plastic pots are cheaper and lighter than clay or ceramic ones, they’re not ideal for long-term use because they can develop cracks which make it difficult for water to drain from them properly, and if there’s too much water in the soil of a potted plant, then its roots will rot and die. This can be prevented by using containers that have good drainage holes at the bottom like clay or ceramic ones do.
Whilst plastic pots are cheaper and lighter than clay or ceramic ones, they’re not ideal for long-term use because they can develop cracks which make it difficult for water to drain from them properly — if there’s too much water in the soil of a potted plant then its roots will rot and die. This can be prevented by using containers that have good drainage holes at the bottom like clay or ceramic ones do. In addition to picking out an appropriate sized container with good drainage holes in it, you need to fill this container with potting mix as opposed to ordinary dirt from your garden. Potting mix is superior because it has higher levels of nutrients than regular soil does; plus potting mix is more lightweight so when you carry around your plants they won’t weigh as much as if you used regular soil in their pots instead!
Decide where to put your plants, both inside and outside.
First, pick a location where your plants will get the right type of light. Some plants like a lot of sun, while others prefer shade. Be careful not to put your plants where you expect them to receive changing amounts of light: for example, if you put them on a windowsill, make sure the windowsill gets consistent light throughout the day; otherwise, your plant may become lopsided as it tries to grow towards the sun.
Second, put your plants in a location where they will not be disturbed. No matter how much you love your houseplants, at some point or another you will want to move furniture or vacuum and dust around them. Make sure their placement allows this process to happen easily without disturbing the roots of the plant or breaking any delicate branches.
Third and finally, remember that most indoor plants need to be watered on a regular basis (every week or so). Most outdoor plants need watering only if they are newly planted or living in unusually hot conditions; otherwise they can survive just fine on rainwater alone! To make things easier for yourself, consider buying drip irrigation equipment that automatically waters your garden at designated times every day.
Finally, keep your houseplants away from pets and small children who might nibble off bits of leaves—and be careful about what types of toxic plants you keep inside!
Water your plants properly.
Watering your plants properly is essential for them to thrive. However, watering methods and schedules will vary greatly depending on the type of plant you have. This is why it’s a good idea to do some research on how much water specific plants need.
There are several ways to water your plants, but if you’re a busy person, an automated watering system might be the best way for you to go. There are many different types of automatic drip systems available at local gardening centers and online. These systems will ensure that your plants get exactly the right amount of water every time because they can be adjusted based on how much water each individual plant needs.
However if you’re a hands-on type person or don’t want to invest in an automatic watering system, there are still plenty of ways for you to make sure your plants receive enough hydration without drowning them or leaving them thirsty and dry. Checking soil moisture before you water is a simple way to make sure that your plant really needs more moisture before giving it any additional water. If most of the soil around the roots is still moist, wait another day or two and check again before watering again. Also avoid allowing your plant sit in standing water; this can lead to root rot which can kill even the hardiest of houseplants! In general, morning watering is best as it allows leaves time to dry off before night falls and gives the plant more time during daylight hours to use up any excess moisture from its roots so that it doesn’t get moldy or mushy overnight.
Clean and prune your plants regularly.
It’s important to clean and prune your plants regularly so they can stay healthy.
Clean the leaves of your plants with a damp cloth or paper towel once a week. This will remove dust, bugs, and other things which can accumulate on the leaves. You should also wipe down the sides of your plant pot at least once every two months.
If you’re dealing with pests, spot treat them by using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol and gently rubbing it on their bodies.
Prune your plant by pinching off any dead parts with your fingers or using small pruning shears. If you are removing large portions of the plant (more than ⅓), it may be best to use larger shears to prevent damaging the rest of the plant. Prune your plants when they get too big for their pots. This usually takes about 1-2 years depending on how fast they grow!
These top tips will help you keep your plants alive and thriving
Keeping your plants alive isn’t rocket science, but there are definitely a few things you should know before jumping in. We’ve got the tips you need to get started—easy things you can do to make sure your plants live their best lives.
First, pick your plant! There are so many beautiful types of plants out there, and each one is special in its own way—from leafy green ferns and delicate orchids to colorful cacti and succulents. When shopping for your first plant, choose something that suits both your lifestyle and the space it will be living in.
Once you’ve picked out your new friend, it’s time to put them somewhere comfy! Before placing a plant in any sort of container (whether it’s a clay pot or a fancy planter), make sure it has adequate drainage. You don’t want to get waterlogged roots—that’ll just lead to brown leaves and wilting stems. Plants need nutrients in addition to water, so make sure you’re using fresh soil every time you repot a new friend into its home sweet home!
Lastly, keep an eye on those babies. Watering plants properly is usually the trickiest part of keeping them healthy; overdoing it can kill just as easily as neglecting them completely! Luckily we have some tips straight from our experts about how much water each type of greenery needs based on where they are placed (inside versus outside). Cleaning up fallen leaves regularly will not only help prevent bugs from taking over but also give your indoor/outdoor space an extra boost with pet dander removal.”Do you have a plant graveyard in your living room? It’s ok, we all do.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re here to help you avoid plant-related tragedy and turn your home into an oasis of life!
The Easiest Way to Keep Your Plants Alive is a blog about the best plants to grow and how to care for them. We’re here to help you through every step of the process, from choosing the right plants for your home environment and lifestyle, to ensuring they get plenty of water and sunlight, to helping you identify the early warning signs that your plants aren’t doing so well.
We want you to feel like a gardening expert before long, so you can shout at your friends across the yard: “Why don’t you know how easy it is to keep your plants alive?”
If you’ve ever had a plant die on you, you know it can be devastating. The plants we choose to put in our homes and offices are more than just decorations—they’re our companions and friends. We nurture them and care for them, and when they pass away, it’s like losing a good buddy.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With The Easiest Way to Keep Your Plants Alive, we will teach you everything you need to know about:
•The best plants for your space
•How to identify the right plants for your climate
•How often to water each plant
•How to tell if your plant is thirsty before it’s too late
Have you ever been in a situation where you’re super excited to buy a plant, only to realize that you’re not sure how to take care of it? Or do you have a tendency to kill all your plants? Or maybe you’re just wondering which plants are the best ones for your lifestyle.
What if we told you there were two things that could help with all of this? The first is a guide on how to keep your plants alive. The second is a plant quiz designed to find the best plant for your lifestyle.
If you’re anything like me, you love plants. You love the way they feel and smell, the way they look in your home, and how they bring a little bit of nature into your life.
But maybe you don’t feel like you have the green thumb it takes to keep them alive. Maybe you’ve tried to grow plants before and failed, or maybe you’ve never had a garden but want to try one out.
That’s where I come in! I’m no expert gardener by any means—I’m just a girl who loves plants and wants to help other people learn how to care for them. Over time I’ve gotten pretty good at helping my plants thrive, and now I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you guys.
We’ll start with some of my favorite easy-to-grow plants (including a list of my favorites), then we’ll talk about keeping those plants happy once they’re growing in your home or garden.
If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of a lush garden. The problem is, when it comes to keeping your plants alive, you’re basically a murderer. No matter how many times you water them, they still shrivel up and die. It’s like a sick game of whack-a-mole—you think you’ve got one issue under control, and another pops up.
That’s why I love the Air Plant. If you’ve never heard of it before, I’m here to tell you: it’s the real deal.
The Air Plant doesn’t need soil to survive; all it needs is a quick weekly or biweekly misting of water in order to survive and thrive! Not only that, but the Air Plant also doesn’t need direct sunlight in order to grow. It can live happily on your desk or in a spot near an open window for optimal indirect sunlight exposure.
I highly recommend this plant for anyone who wants to keep their house looking nice and green without taking on any extra responsibility or stress. You’ll be able to keep yours alive with ease!
Plants are living beings too! So it’s easy to understand why they might not be super stoked about being kept in your house, away from the sun and water. But don’t let that stop you from trying! Plants can add so much life to your home, and there’s no denying that keeping them alive is a great way to boost your self-esteem.
So yeah, plants need a little more than just water and sunlight. They need love! And if you’re struggling to keep your plants healthy, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got all the tips and tricks for keeping them happy—and for ensuring that you don’t suffer from plant guilt when they die.
The first thing to remember is that plants are living things. Just like your dog or cat or goldfish, they need food, water, sunlight, and love! If you want them to thrive in your home, you have to do more than just water them once a week and hope for the best.
Here are our top tips for keeping plants happy:
1. Give them sunlight every day—even if it’s just a few hours of indirect light (like through a window)
2. Talk to your plants; they like it when people talk with
You’ve seen them everywhere, right? Those glorious plants that seem to have their own Instagram accounts. The ones whose pots are almost big enough to be considered garden beds, and whose tendrils stretch so long that they’re practically reaching out of the window and onto the sidewalk.
You know you want one. I know you want one. But where do you start?
That’s what this blog is all about: helping you find the perfect plant to fit your personality (and your lifestyle), and making sure it sticks around for years to come. These aren’t just any plants; these are plants that will make your friends jealous, and make your life a little bit better every time you look at them.
So let’s get started!