I have been a plant mom for about 3 years now. I am not an expert, I just wanted to share my tips on how I got started and how I have been able to care for my babies.
I currently have a satin pathos, golden pathos, baby rubber plant, Chinese evergreen and an aloe.
Every plant should be cared for differently. They all have their own needs but I will give you the tips that have worked for all my plants.
1. watering– This one is a big one because if you over water your plants, you can kill them. What I like to do is water them once a week during hotter months and once every other week during the colder months. Some plants hold the water in their soil for longer, so what I do is check the soil with my finger and if the first couple centimeters are dry, it’s time to water. I put my plants in the sink and let the water run for about a minute and just let it sit there to drain the water out for a couple minutes.
2. lighting– If you don’t know the name of your plant to look up how much lighting it needs, then play around with it a bit. Set it by a window and if you notice that the plant seems sad then move further away from the light. Some plants need a lot of light and some don’t need any.
3. start off with one plant- Don’t go out and buy 5 plants all at once. Care for one for a few months and see if it’s something you would like to keep up with.
I also recommend getting the app called: Picture this
I didn’t have this app. Therefore, I had to figure out how to care for my plants on my own. This app will help you with literary everything you need to know about your plants.