Shine Baby, Shine!
Lighting is one of the most important parts of a plants life! This determines where you end up placing your plant and how well they grow. Some plants such as the ZZ Plant and Bamboo Parlor Palm love shade and thrive in a medium light setting, whilst other plants like the Fiddle Leaf Fig and Monstera Deliciosa love bright, indirect light. Understanding how the light in your home works is important as you don't want to scorch your Peace Lily with brutal direct sunlight. Below we have an illustration that helps show the different types of light in your home and what to look for when placing your houseplant in your home. Checking the direct in which your windows face and seeing if anything might block sunlight into those windows will help you choose which plants will work best for that room!
Did you know that plants are actually massive foodies, and love to eat every once in awhile! Getting a fertiliser that has a solid mix of nutrients will benefit your plant in so many ways. Always refer to the instructions on the back of the bottle to see how much fertiliser and how often you should be feeding your plant as they are all different. It’s handy to remember, when the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Check out our The Good Plant Co Indoor Plant Food.
Don't be Afraid to Repot!
Your plant babies will grow up so fast if treated correctly, which is always a great thing to witness! But there will be a time were they will outgrow their current home and need to be moved into something a bit more accommodating. Our advice is to not be afraid to repot your plant frond! Repotting can help encourage more growth as a new pot can give them more space to be free and spread its wings high and far. Adding a stake as well to any fronds who are looking a bit lop-sided will also help encourage it to grow upwards instead of outwards!
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So you've gotten to the end and thought "hell yeah I can definitely be a plant parent!" but feeling a bit overwhelmed with how many different plants are out there? Below we've created a little list of some of the best beginner plants that are perfect for any space in your home!
The Devil's Ivy is one of the easiest plants to take care of! These little guys are known to be indestructible and can adapt to any climate you put them in! If you're looking for a no-fuss small first plant then the Devil's Ivy is perfect for you!
The Sansevieria Hahnii Green is also a great little starter plant for any first time plant parent! The name of these ones might sound scary but they are actually super tough and only need some nice indirect sunlight and occasional watering to survive.
The Philodendron Birkin is another great little plant for any first timer. This plant actually has some great air purifying qualities as well which is a great little bonus. Just make sure this baby has some nice indirect light and the occasion watering and it'll thrive in your home! Perfect for the kitchen or bedroom.
Ficus Yellow Gem
If you're feeling bold and looking for a slightly larger plant than the Ficus Yellow Gem is a great option for you. Being a Ficus it's typically quite easy to take care of, just give it some good light and watering even week and it'll continue to grow big and tall for you! Don't let the size of this one scare you!
Bamboo Parlor Palm
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As you can tell, your plant babies are going to have a big role to play this Easter. We hope these ideas have given you some inspiration for decorating and gifting. For more ideas, View all our plant babies here to find the perfect plant companion!
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