Finding The Right Plant For You
If you’re thinking about taking the plunge into plant parenting but aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you.
Now, similar to dating, we can all be a little bit guilty of initially choosing a plant based solely on aesthetics but you’ll soon learn – looks aren’t everything in the plant department and if the conditions aren’t right, they’ll soon fade.
Plants all have different temperaments and require different levels of care so it’s worth asking yourself how much time you want to invest in looking after your plants in the first instance.
Are you a pretty busy person who is rarely home? In this case for example, a low maintenance plant that can handle some neglect might be best for you. Or, do you have a bit more time to spend on the care of your plants? The point we’re making is that regardless of your personal circumstances, there will be a plant that will fit your lifestyle, but it's worth evaluating what you can manage.
So we’ve answered the maintenance question.
Next up – lighting.
Now, to state the obvious, plants need light to live. Who knew?!
The levels of light needed tends to vary by plant. Most plants enjoy bright rooms and spots where they receive indirect light as opposed to direct sunlight which can cause sunburn to their leaves. Plants such as aloe varieties or succulents on the other hand, have no issues with a bit of sunshine. Then you get the real versatile plant gang who can adapt to different levels of light and can still live their best lives in the shade. So perhaps try and work out where in your home you plan to position your new houseguest beforehand and that will help to narrow down the choices.
Simple as that. Light and maintenance.
These two questions will help to eliminate some plants straight away and then you can focus on things such as the benefits you want to gain from your new addition such as air purifying or pet friendly.
If you’re still struggling then feel free to drop us a line, we’re happy to help with recommendations. Our Easy to Care For collection is also a great place to start if you're a beginner.