What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Collecting Plants

Like Most People During Lock Down (Or In Between Them) I Got A Bunch Of Plants, Joined Some FB Groups, Made Some Really Cool Planty Friends. Here Is What I Learned Along The Way.

Not every plant is for every person

Our life Styles are different, and not every person might have the time or the patients to trim a plant several times a month or to water different plants three times a day. The most important thing is to find what kind of plants work for your lifestyle, and also it’s very important to to get plants that will survive in the light conditions you have have in your places. Don’t get a full light needing tree if you have low light, or mostly artificial light. Same if you have a southern window, don’t place an indirect light plant over there that will burn in the sun.

You don’t need to collect everything at the same time

There are a lot of tends going around, and it might be tempting, but you don’t need to get that Fiddle Fig, that Lithops or that Calathea. They all need different care needs and for new plant parents it can get quit confusing.

In the beginning tou won’t be able to care for all of them at the same time. And you might kill a lot of them in the process..

Every Plant Parent Ever

Trade & plant community

It is the best way to find lots of knowledge. Facebook Group, Reddit, YouTube videos, it’s all in your finger tips, join the ones that are for your area, that’s another good way to learn what kind of plants will make it in you whether zone. And I personally absolutely love getting cuttings (let it be from swap meets or from my “planty” friends) and seeing them grow to becoming this big whole plant.

peperomia cutting
peperomia cutting

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