How to keep your indoor plants alive; tips and tricks to help keep the greenery in your house thriving!
This has always been an issue for me. My mom use to get me beautiful spring indoor plants and Dylan would bring home gorgeous bouquets of long stem flowers. Do you think I could keep these suckers alive?! I would try everything… and try nothing.
Over the years Ive done tons of research and really put effort into trying to keep indoor plants alive and I have finally perfected this art. Good bye brown thumb!
Keeping your indoor plants alive isn’t as difficult as you I thought it was. Here my three pointers on how to care for your indoor plants.
So lets jump into shall we?
How to keep your indoor plants alive:
Before you even buy your plants, you need to do some research on light requirements. Some plants can survive no problem in minimal sunlight where as others require a lot of sunlight.
Look at your home, and plan out where you want your plants and identify how much sunlight that spot gets. The majority of plants need a lot of sunlight so consider placing your plants near windows. Also watch your plants, some plants will grow towards sunlight if they need more.
Don’t go putting your pants in cupboards in windowless bathrooms. Your plants will live a lot longer if you make sure they are getting some light!
Water. An obvious necessity for plants. Water your plants and they will live forever right? WRONG. Did you know that there is something called over watering?
Maybe I am super naive, but I have killed a plant once for watering it too much. I thought that as long as that bush had water everyday we were in the clear…but I killed it anyways.
So of course I did some research and read that you are suppose to feel the soil before watering **eye covering monkey emoji**
This another important aspect for keeping your plants out of the dumpster. Either put a dish under your plant with holes under on the bottom of the pot OR layer pebbles on the bottom of the pot before you put down the soil then the plant. Drainage allow for the plants to not drown. This is critical for plant survival!
It is important to pay attention to your plants too. Watch them and you will learn what they need and when they need it over time.. I talk like I have some kind of spiritual relationship with my plants HA! All my plants in these photos are from Ikea and Home Depot!
I hope these tips help you help your plants. Let me know if you have any additional tips to keeping your indoor plants alive down in the comment section below!
A happy plant is an alive plant.
Until next time,