Yes, plant parent personality is a thing. If you’re thinking of adopting a new plant, check out which indoor plant suits your lifestyle.
So you decided to become a plant parent. Congratulations! Indoor plants have been growing popular ever since the pandemic started, and having a greener home is one of the interior trends in 2021. Caring for a plant can be a fulfilling job, but it also has its own challenges. If you’re unsure what type of plant you should buy to enhance your living space, check out these different plant parent personality types.
For the Budgeting Parent
Got money on your mind? Add a Money Tree in your home for good luck and financial success! Much better if you can get a stalk with seven leaves because it’s considered to be even luckier since it’s super rare. It’s one of the easiest trees to grow indoors, which makes it perfect for beginners. Also, it’s pet-friendly, and it looks gorgeous anywhere you put it.
Provide bright, indirect light and water the plant when the top 2″ to 4″ of the soil is dry. Don’t forget to mist it regularly since it needs a lot of humidity to survive.
For the First-Time Parent
New to the plant parenting world? Pothos is the perfect plant for you. Trust us, it’s arguably the easiest houseplant to grow, even if you have a black thumb or are cursed with plants. It can thrive in any type of light. Just remember to keep the soil moist, but be careful not to overwater. If you’re unsure how to water your new plant baby, you can check out our beginner’s guide on how to properly water your indoor plants.
For the Helicopter Parent
If your plant parent personality falls under this category, then the Fiddle Leaf Fig is the best indoor plant for you. Known as a finicky type of plant, it requires extra TLC to thrive. Remember, avoid moving your Fiddle Leaf Fig because it hates changing places unless you have to. For example, moving it indoors due to the changing season. Fiddle Leaf Fig loves sunlight! Place it near a sunny, east-facing window where it can take in lots of bright, indirect light. Water it when the soil is dry and mist it regularly.
For the Small Space–Living Parent
Are you tight on space? Burro’s Tail or Donkey’s Tail is a great choice for small-space dwellers since you can hang it. Plus, it doesn’t require a lot of attention. Instead, it’ll thrive if you give it space from time to time. Provide it with bright, indirect light. Burro’s Tail is a drought-tolerant plant, so it’s best to check its soil every three weeks or every month if it needs a little water.
For the Traveling Parent
ZZ plant is not only perfect for traveling plant parent, but also for the forgetful plant owner. It’s a tough houseplant that basically thrives off of neglect, seriously. It can survive occasional watering and low light areas of your home. However, we recommend that you place it under bright, indirect light and water when the soil is dry.
For the Unsure Parent
If you’re questioning your green thumb or not sure of your plant parent personality type, then go for succulents. They are cute, easy to care for, and you can place it anywhere in your home. Simply place it under direct sunlight for at least 3–6 hours every day, preferably during the morning. Water it when the soil becomes dry.
If You Have Other Babies
For the plant parent personality that’s busy with fur babies or actual children, you need a low maintenance plant that requires minimal care. Polka Dot Plant is an eye-catching houseplant with brightly spotted leaves. It’s one of the most beautiful, easy to care for, and pet-friendly houseplants you can grow. Provide it with bright or medium-light and keep the soil slightly moist. Water when the top ¼ to ½ inch of soil is completely dry. Lastly, keep your Polka Dot Plant in a warm location. Don’t forget to increase the humidity.
If You Like to Be Kept in the Dark
If you have a dark room in your home, then add a Philodendron. It’s forgiving, low-light tolerant, and low-maintenance. It’s also highly recommended for beginners or new plant parents. Additionally, it can tolerate all kinds of neglect or unsuitable growing conditions, except for wet soil since it can lead to root rot. You can place it under grow light or artificial light. Water your Philodendron when the top 50% of the soil is dry.
If You Need Help Cleaning Up
English Ivy is one of the best air-purifying houseplants you must have if you want a natural room purifier. It can remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, toulene, and xylene. It’s best to grow the English Ivy plant in a pot and hang it by your window where it can get partial to full shade. Make sure that the pot you’re going to use can hold its roots. Water it when the top inch of the potting mix is completely dry.
So what’s your plant parent personality type? Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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