My family and I have been traveling recently, and now being a plant parent, I was a little worried that by the time I came back, my plants will not stay alive. I was frantically trying to order water bulbs(which by the way worked, more on that below) from Amazon to get it on time so that I, crossing fingers won’t have to worry about them.
Happy to announce that all 4 of my plants are alive and are doing pretty well. If you’re thinking I’m a plant expert now, I’m probably not, however, I will share my experience of the plants I bought and some information about them. Before I start on the details, below are some quick tips/info before buying your plants.
(1) Start small, for example, buy a pothos plant. They are very low maintenance and easy to take care of.
(2) Once you buy one, see how you feel in a month or so, if you think its too much time consuming or you don’t want to deal. That’s ok. It’s not for everyone. 🙂
(3) Do some research. It doesn’t have to be extensive. Just know what you think you will want to buy.
(4) Plants from Lowe’s and Home Depot are very inexpensive. The planter is what costs much more. So keep that in mind. I’ll post more about planters on the next post and some of my Top Picks.
(5) Added bonus: Plants are natural air purifiers and toxins removers in the home. This was a plus for me since there is construction going on around us and will likely go on for another year or so and having natural air purifiers in the home was a no brainer. And all of them look so pretty and bring a nice natural earthy feel to the home.
Let’s get started!
(1) Pothos Plant: Great way to start caring for household plants. They love different environments and do well in both bright indirect light and low light.
- Watering Pothos Plant: Make sure soil is dry between watering but only the top(bottom should still be moist).
- Great starter plant.
- Fits in small spaces.
I actually use to water it a tiny bit every day or every other day, and I think I was watering it too much because I used a small tiny water bulb for this while I was gone and it still has water left in it(over 2 weeks). Yikes!
(2) Areca Palm: This one honestly is my least favorite one, possibly because I should not have bought it during winter months. I also purchased this from Amazon. I would say, you really don’t know what you’re going to get. It did not come in the best condition, but it’s staying alive.. thus far. This plant specifically is best when it’s in a well-lit room and is also low maintenance.
- Water it only when it’s COMPLETELY dry.
- Low maintenance.
- Small and can fit in small spaces.
- This one I think I’m the most surprised when it comes to watering because I used a small bulb for this and its been over 2 weeks and it still has water in it. I was DEF overwatering this one.
(3) Corn Plant: This one doesn’t really have an exciting name, but it’s honestly one of my favorites. It has a palm tree silhouette, and I’m a Cali girl, so a perfect reminder of home.
- A rule of thumb for this one is that you should only be watering it every 7-10 days.
- It needs filtered light. However, because I used a large watering bulb and when you do water it, the soil completely needs to be moist. It needed water every 3/4 days. My husband had to fill the bulb once more prior to him leaving to California.
(4) Fiddle Fig Leaf Plant: This one is very trendy and one of the most popular ones out there. You hear this one a lot and you probably see a lot of the faux ones you can buy. This one was very hard to find, mostly because all the ones I did find were in VERY bad condition. Thankfully, my neighbor was on the lookout and found it at Home Depot for me. This one sits in our master bathroom and honestly can use a little love. This one I believe is the hardest and will be the hardest to take care of. Below are the reasons why:
- It needs bright light, so keep it by a window that can provide the light on a daily basis.
- Make sure your window is sealed properly and doesn’t have any drafts.
- You will have to re-pot this one every year.
- Water only when the soil is dry to touch.
- It can grow up to 6 feet or taller, so make sure you have space for this.
Also, the watering bulbs I used for both small and big plants are from Amazon and have been working pretty well for most of them. I’m still a little weary about the Fiddle Fig. LOL. But I will keep you all posted on this one. Below are the Amazon links.
These are the 4 plants I currently have at home. I’m planning to add a few more little ones around the house. Shhh, don’t tell the husband. LOL. And guys, if all else fails we can just buy succulents and call it a day! JKKK.. In all seriousness, hope you found some or a little of this blog post helpful and motivating to get your own indoor plants. Hopefully, you’ll want to start your own little collection. If you do, be sure to tag @rushmehome on Instagram and share pics of your plants! Talk soon!