Advice from Plant Mom: The Beginner’s Guide to House plants

Bloomscape

5 min read

Become a confident and accomplished house plant parent with these key tips for new indoor plant owners:

  1. Get to know your plant: Every plant is different. With time and experience, you will begin to recognize the needs of individual plants. Some plant varieties require very little attention and don’t need to be fussed over. Just let them be and enjoy the positive effects they have on your home.
  2. Don’t overwater your plant: One of the most common mistakes I see new plant parents make is giving their plants too much water. A good rule of thumb for most plants is to water when the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry (use your finger to test the soil).
  3. Choose the right spot: Choosing the right spot for your indoor plants begins with choosing the right plant for the light you have.
  4. Be patient: Some plants take time to acclimate to their new environment. If a few leaves drop off in the first couple of weeks, don’t panic! Most likely, this is perfectly normal and is just a sign of your plant adjusting to its new home.