Three tips for new houseplant parents


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New to the world of houseplant collecting? Don't worry, we've got you covered with three essential tips to make sure you and your new green friends thrive together! 🌿

1. select your plants based on what’s right for your needs & lifestyle 

Selecting the right plants is crucial for any plant parent. For example, if you have a busy lifestyle and can’t dedicate a big chunk of time to plant care, it's best to choose resilient and adaptable varieties like pothos, snake plants, and spider plants as these plants can handle occasional neglect.

If you're looking for some new plants for your sunny conservatory (where your kitten loves to lounge), it may be best to choose a  sun-loving  pet friendly houseplant.

And, if you’re looking to dedicate more time to the hobby and have the right resources, you might be able to try your hand at rare houseplant collecting.

2. Learn how to care for your houseplants

Each plant has its own light, humidity and watering preferences, which is why it is super important to take the time to research and understand the specific requirements of your plants, such as their ideal light levels and watering schedule. Researching your plants before purchasing will help give them the best possible start in their new home. For quick and easy plant care advice, check out our plant care section on each plant listing! 🌿

3. Patience is key!

Remember that plant care is a journey, not a race. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will your indoor jungle. Be patient with yourself and your plants as you learn and grow together. Don't be discouraged by setbacks or occasional brown leaves or picture-perfect philodendrons you see on Instagram.

4. enjoy the hobby!

For many, houseplant collecting is an extremely rewarding hobby. There's always something new to discover in the world of houseplants and lots of friendly collectors (both online on Facebook groups and offline at plant swaps) willing to give you a helping hand. 

Ready to dive into houseplant collecting? Explore our beginner-friendly houseplants here! 💚