Plant Mom Life: My First Month of Plant Mom Life + What I've Learned

by - 7/07/2020 12:00:00 AM

Back in May, I decided that I was going to venture back into plant mom life. I first started off with cuttings. That I received from some of my sister's plants. Then I decided that I was going to actually purchase some plants. I went to my local Shoprite and purchased a few plants for my home. Through this process, I've learned a lot, and I've learned the hard way about jumping back into plant mom life. 

Over Watering
For some reason, I didn't realize that my plants were actually submerged in water from overwatering. You would think that this might be a good idea. Because you can propagate some plants in water. However, It's not and can cause fungus, which can possibly lead to plants dying. 

Root Rot
Root Rut is typically caused by overwatering. I caused root rot to one of my plants, due to poor drainage. I didn't realize the necessary steps for repotting for root rot. Listen learned! One of the things in which I learned is that you shouldn't put the plant in a larger pot, and the root of the plant has to properly be cleaned. 

Terracotta pots porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot. Which makes it perfect for indoor plants. I didn't realize at first how much of a huge difference this makes. 

Though, I'm still figuring out the lighting in my home. All of my plants have similar lighting requirements. However, they're not the same. It's really not about where I want them stationed in my home. It's all about their wants and needs. 

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  1. It sounds like you've learned a lot. I don't bother with plants anymore since I tend to kill them.

  2. This article brings back memories of the many plants I have lost over the years. Watering too much is usually my downfall

  3. I’m definitely far from a plant mom but my husband planted some strawberry seeds recently so it’s been fun to watch him grow those

  4. Honestly I have black thumbs - I always seem to underwater or overwater! Which is never good.

  5. I love plants! I have had a couple of mine for around 10 years, but most are quite a bit younger. I try to choose easy care plants that thrive in low light conditions since my house is pretty dark.

  6. Thanks for these tips! I love to have plants but I am not so good to take care of them!

  7. I honestly love to plant! Thanks for sharing all your learning regarding planting. I might use these soon.


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