First, you need to make holes in the bottom of your container. I just used a knife which isn’t completely safe, but it did the job!
Then, I let Mila pick out one of our plants. You could do a houseplant to keep inside or a small flower. Having Mila take care of plants is such a great responsibility. It lets her see growth in her hard work!
Fill up your container halfway with soil. I mix a houseplant soil with perlite. Then add the plant in snuggly too. Fill the rest of the container with soil.
Give it a nice drink and it’s ready to go!
I added a fun straw and printable from The Letter Vee just to make it extra cute. Mila loved the way it turned out and I loved how it was nice to our environment!
As I said before, this would make a great gift for moms, friends, and teachers too.
If you LOVE the look of plants, but are afraid to kill them, you’ve come to the right post. I’ve put together my list of the 5 easiest houseplants you need to buy!
I promise they’ll thrive under your care.
Note, there aren’t any succulents, strings of things, or spider plants on here. They are way more difficult. I’ve killed all three of those ‘easy’ plants!
So dig in and reap the information I have for you! (I had to get one pun in…)
The one type of plant I would recommend to every one are pothos.
They’re hands down the easiest plant to care for. You only need to water when their soil is dry. If you forget, they’ll forgive you!
Even though the Golden Pothos is the most basic houseplant, it’s so beautiful. You can up it’s variegation by placing it in a spot that gets more light. You can even put it outside, in the shade, during the summer.
If you want more variety, there’s so many different types of pothos. My favorite is between the marble and manjula.
I also love that most pothos are adorable. Of course, there are some rare ones that go for more. But, you can go to Lowe’s or any big box store and find a golden pothos for a good price.
Trust me, if you want to try caring for plants, start with a pothos!
Philodendrons and pothos get mistaken quite a lot. Once you get familiar with the two rules, you’ll be able to instantly spot their differences.
This type of plants has a ton of varieties. Way more than pothos. There’s one specific philodendron called a Pink Princess that goes foe a ton of money. You can find good priced ones that are just as beautiful though.
My two favorite and the easiest to take are of are the philodendron brasil and the basic heart leaf philodendron.
Again, these plants are a breeze. Water when their soil is dry. These guys like a little more humidity too. It helps the new leaves unfurl. Other than that, they’re simple!
Have fun checking out all the beautiful varieties of philodendrons. You’ll find one to fall in love with!
Snake plants are another plant I’d recommend to everyone. It’s very hard to kill a snake plant!
These plants can tolerate low lights and don’t need watered constantly. Of course, they’ll grow faster with more light. Remember: there’s no plant that is a no light plant!
I love snake plants because they’re very… interesting looking. They’re like little swords sticking out of the pot.
Again, you can find different types of snake plants. I love the darker kinds.
This is another easy plant to find in big box stores. They’re also really adorable, even for huge ones.
If you’re a person who forgets to water your plants, try one of these!
I have a small collection of different types of ZZ Plants. My favorite is the Raven ZZ, which leaves are black.
ZZ’s and snake plants have similar care needs. They can tolerate low light and drought conditions. Yet, I am just in love with how these plants look. That’s why I have so many.
These guys are a little more difficult to find than the others. Lately, Raven ZZ’s have been in stores, but not regular ones.
It’s all about the hunt.
If you master snake plants and want to branch out, definitely get yourself a ZZ plant!
When you think of a popular plant, monsteras are probably the first that come to mind.
They just look tropical and eye-catching.
There’s a ton of varieties monsteras, but the deliciosa is the most popular. Let’s not mention their variegated counterparts. Those can go for a TON of money.
Monstera Deliciosas need medium light. Mine is right by a bright window and my humidifier. They’re watering needs depend on the season. In the summer I water way more! I can tell it needs water when the first two inches of soil are dry. So yes, I put my fingers in the dirt to check. You can also get a moisture meter!
These guys take a little more care than the other ones on the list. They’re still not hard though!
Plus, they’re one of the most beautiful plants. They get really big and their fenestrations are breath taking. This was one of my first plants and I still have it!
You can also check out the two adansonii varieties. They’re just as amazing as the deliciosa.
I hope that you can make a planty purchase here soon. Houseplants are a fabulous way to practice self care and bring you happiness all year long!
Do you agree or disagree with my list? Either way, let me know what your favorite plant is too!
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I can’t explain how important self care is at least once a week.
By the end of the week, I usually can feel my body and mind aching for a little me time. Just a few moments of not being a mom or any of my roles. Five minutes of just being me.
I was able to write another poem and knew I needed to share it here.
even when things pull you apart, it’s just the time to show heart.
you can do all hard things, no matter what life brings.
just keep growing.
Throughout life, there’s always times where it feels constant. You might feel like different responsibilities are ripping you apart. Before letting it tear you down, center yourself. Realize how powerful you are. All you have to do is keep growing and going.
After filling out my planner this week, my thoughts were running; which isn’t the goal for that activity. It was nice to be able to take a few minutes and just paint.
I love plants. They remind me we can grow through any conditions, but when we try to give them what they need, they thrive. Humans aren’t too different from plants in that aspect. I see my plants that are slow growing right now, even during spring. They remind me of myself and getting through these last two weeks of school.
Soon, I’ll be thriving. I need to just keep growing.