I love love love plants! I have grown up gardening and have grown spider plants for a few years now, giving away their babies as birthday presents. There are currently three adult spider plants in my room!
There is always room for more plants though, especially when they make your living space so healthy by purifying the air. Plus I feel they bring a sense of calm and tranquillity, helping with my mental health.
1. The Right Pot
I am quite new to raising succulents so it is great to have a whole variety to grow. The hunt for the perfect plant trough continues. It is important to pot the plants on as their tiny pots will restrict their roots, so they won’t be able to grow up to be big and strong. Drainage is also important as water pooling in the bottom could drown the plant.
I plan on making a super cute indoor ornamental garden.
To be the best plant parent possible, I did some research on how not to kill them (post-murdering two incident). Eddington House Nursey have the perfect beginners guide, from how long succulents live (some up to 300 years!!!), to what kind of compost they need.
They recommend certain mixes of composts but to save me time, I just bought a bag of specialist compost. However, you can mix 50/50 multipurpose with pumice, potting grit or pine bark if you have the inclination.
Succulents originated from super hot, super sunny places. (*Spoiler alert* Not the UK.) As such, they need as much sunlight as Britishly possible. Find a sunny spot in your house and try and position them there, rotating if necessary.
Despite coming from desert conditions, they still need water. As a rule I have been barely watering them. When I do, I make sure the soil is completely dry first. Overwatering will lead to an untimely death for your babies so it is best to be more on the side of underwatering.
The most important tip of them all. Love. Pets are the new children, plants are the new pets and we all love our pets. Follow the tips above and watch your babies grow!
Are you a proud plant parent? What are your top tips?
*Kindly gifted to me. All thoughts and opinions my own.