Now’s the perfect time to adopt your first plant baby—and we have just the foolproof pointers you need.

So, you’re considering being a plant parent but aren’t sure if you can do it, huh? We get it. The idea of being responsible for yet another thing in the world of adulthood may seem less than favorable, especially now with everything else going on. But we’re here to let you know that it’s not as scary as you think. And as we’re all spending way more time than we’re used to inside our now multi-purpose office-restaurant-yoga studio homes, what better time to take the plunge into the realm of houseplants than now?! So, go for it. Take that trip to your local nursey and pick up that beauty you first lock eyes with because we have just the tips you need to make your transition into plant parenthood as smooth and rewarding as possible.
Though there’s a plant for every environment out there, not every plant will work in yours. So, examine your living space and ask yourself the hard-hitting questions: Do I have natural light? Does the sun hit my windows directly? Where will my plant baby sleep? Do I have a pet that will attempt to eat it? The answers to these questions all determine which plant will be the best for you and your home. Some plants need more light than others; some plants are toxic to pets. The goal is to adopt a plant that harmonizes and thrives in your home (and with your furry roommates) to maximizes it’s superficial and natural benefits.
With any new hobby or interest, sometimes you get a little too excited and go a little overboard a.k.a. adopting plants you don’t have the schedule or patience to accommodate. Don’t get me wrong, plants are amazing and rewarding in all forms, but they can be a lot of work. Plants are sensitive and need lots of care and attention to really thrive. In most cases, they need to be watered and monitored regularly, and in some cases, they even need to be routinely trimmed to continue growing. Definitely ask yourself what level of commitment you’re ready to make and find a plant that complements it. You’re in charge of your plant journey, and your plant will thrive and love you as long as you love it back.