No not the kind you eat...nor the kind you smoke. I'm talking greens like plants. Whether they are potted trees, small plants, cactus, or fresh cut stems or branches. I love them all around the house. If I could I'd have a fresh bouquet weekly.
I love orchids and large potted plants and trees, I really don't discriminate! When scaled and groomed appropriately they are amazing. Now here's the thing. I have a brown thumb. Or is it a black thumb? Who knows. I just know I have killed a few house palm trees, more than a handful of orchids, and some summers my balcony window boxes.
I can get obsessive about watering them, and pretending I am the best house plant mom ever. Then other times I may.... forget about them. Forget for like weeks, like 2 winters ago, the darn palm tree shriveled to death in the processed heat of our winters. So, my track record leads to the conclusion......I think I might be killing them. I mean eventually my cactus from college turned yellow and fell over. How hard is taking care of a cactus?!
BUT here is the thing. I NEED a plant for the corner of our living room. It is calling out for one (well don't ask my Husband he may not agree). And I want a fiddle leaf tree. A kinda nice sized one. But hot damn they are just as expensive as beautiful. So I thought I may try with a less pricey option - ie something from my local Home Depot. And if I can keep it alive for more than a handful of months I can get a fancy house plant.
So here is where I need your help - I need all the help I can get! How do I keep it alive??? Is there a house watering app? That will remind me to water it? To rotate it for sunlight?! And what is the best kind of plant to get!! Please, so I can graduate to the really extra fancy kind I want!!!
How do you keep the plants in your house alive?
Images - All were from here.