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What to Buy If You’re New to Plant Parenthood

What to Buy If You’re New to Plant Parenthood
Design: theSkimm | Photo: The Sill
Apr 7, 2022
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Maybe the pandemic inspired you to pick up plant care as your new favorite hobby. Or maybe you’ve been at it for a while but still can’t seem to keep a plant alive for more than a few months. 

Whatever your sitch, we’ve got you: from the best houseplants for beginners to the products that’ll help you care for your leafy babes (think: thriving, not just surviving). Plus, some fun stuff you can add to your home to make ‘em shine. We beleaf in you — you’ve got this.

Essential houseplants for beginners

First step to becoming a plant parent is...you guessed it. Getting a plant. These options are great for beginners because they’re all pretty resilient and low-maintenance.

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Tools you'll want if you're a new plant parent

The second step in any houseplant journey is to figure out what to do to make them thrive. It’s not as overwhelming as it sounds, we promise. Here are the basics that’ll lend a hand. 

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Plant stands and accessories

And finally, a few extras that’ll make your plants pop in the background of your Zooms (and selfies).

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Skimm'd by: Lindsay Schneider, Margo Ghertner, Emmy Favilla

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