So you went ahead and invested in a plant. Or three. Or ten. And now you’ve got to keep them alive. Well, take a deep breath. The rewards of (plant) parenting can be great.
We’re here to help you along the way. From your plant’s first flower...to their graduation into a bigger pot. Oh, they grow up so fast.
Oh, and sign up here to get more recs of our fave things to your inbox every Monday.
For when you consider yourself a plant newbie…
Start with the basics. Aka a plant that doesn’t require constant sun or lots of water. Snake plants are pretty resilient, and can thrive at room temperature with low light. So you don’t have to worry about killing it immediately. Phew. ($44, Ansel & Ivy)
For when you impulse buy a ton of plants but no planters…
Oops. Remember your plant babies need good homes. These pots and saucers are made from Italian terracotta clay. So they’re frost-resistant, durable, and can withstand the outdoors. They feature drainage holes, too. When’s move-in day? ($24+, Terrain)
For when you’re committed to being a plant parent for the long term…
Educate yourself. This guide will help you learn some basics. Like how to properly water, what kind of soil you need, how much light is necessary to keep your plant alive. It’ll also help you learn warning signs of a sick plant and what to do to nurse it back to health. Read up. ($6.99+, Amazon)
For when your plant needs some extra light to grow…
Hello lightbulbs. This one is designed to produce low heat and mimics natural light. It also provides a balanced spectrum so your plant can really grow. It appears white to the eye so it won’t disrupt your home’s decor. Plug it in, plug it in. ($10.88, Amazon)
For when it’s time for you to take a little vacation…
Keep your plants watered. These globes will do the work for you. All you’ve got to do is fill and press them into the soil. Your plant will absorb the water over a two week period. So you can go about your business. ($9.98/set of three, The Home Depot)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter. Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.