Hello Plant Friends!
We have complied our top tips and best practices for loving on your plant. Take a look below and find out how to best care for your new baby. As always, if you have any questions or something is not looking happy and healthy and you can’t figure out what is going on, give us a call and we are happy to help!
1- New relationships can be hard :-) Remember your new plant, fern, orchid/succulent baby is a living being and needs a minute to adjust to its new environment. A change in environment, including a change in temperature, light levels, humidity in the air, change in watering schedule, can cause the plant stress. So pay a little extra attention and have patience with the plant (and yourself!) while you are getting adjusted.
2- Make sure your plant is the right match for you. If your schedule is crazy or you are on the move for work with travel, getting a higher maintenance plant like a fern or lemon cypress is probably not the best choice for you. However, a succulent, cactus or another drought tolerant plant would a great option! And when all else fails, we have fabulous “faux” plants and trees that may be the perfect fit for you and your (lack-of) watering habits.
4- Sunshine makes me happy. Most house plants like a lot of bright indirect light. If you don’t have a lot of light in your home, a plant like the fiddle leaf fig may not be good choice; however, a shade loving fern would be a perfect choice! And again, for the plant lover that is an unintentional plant killer we have our fabulous “faux” plants that are happy just about any place you set them.
5- Don’t “over love” your plants. The less love they receive in the form of water is best. Your plant can withstand less water far better than too much water. For most plants, especially orchids, succulents and cacti, the less water they receive, the better.
6- Test the soil. The tried and true way to know if your plant needs water is to feel the soil. We can make our recommendations but every home environment is different and watering & plant placement may need to be adjusted based on the environment.