When you see houseplants for sale at stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Trader Joe’s, it’s hard not to impulsively put them in your cart.
Plants are beneficial for so many reasons. They help improve the quality of the air, and they’re a good way to remember how much life surrounds us. Plus, they make your place just a bit more colorful.
But it can be a little discouraging if that houseplant doesn’t live a full life. When it comes to greenery, there are so many different species of plants out there, and they all require different care. Yes, all plants need sun, soil, and water. But the amount and type differ.
It’s reasons like this why I, personally, can’t keep succulents. They’re deemed as being some of the most low-maintenance houseplants around, but I get antsy and feel like there’s more I could be doing to help them out. My perfect plant is one that needs just a little more attention than that.
When you buy a plant, you can also jump-start a hobby. Indoor houseplants may someday lead you to the fabulous world of outdoor gardening. Can you imagine being rewarded with fresh vegetables and herbs for the work you put in?
Suffice to say, houseplants aren’t going anywhere. They’re always going to be beneficial, and learning how to care for them will always be a necessary life skill. You can start at any age, which is another bonus. You can even make your plants an heirloom if you pass cuttings onto family members who’d appreciate them.
By buying the plant in the first place, you’re already doing good. But if you’re looking to take it to the next level and have a plant that grows with you, here are 15 ways to ensure that both you and your plant are happy.