Frequently asked questions
Tasha answers some basic houseplant questions to get you started on how to care for your new plant.
Why should I consider a houseplant?
There are a lot of good reasons to bring houseplants into your home. They oxygenate and purify any harmful gasses in the air, like formaldehyde and more. They bring beauty into any room, cause a calming effect and relieve stress, and can also live for a long time with the right amount of care.
My plant has started to look wilted? Why?
This is when you want to embody Sherlock Holmes. Observe and take notes. Stick your finger into soil, is it wet? Dry? Does it have good drainage? Have you fertilized recently? Have you done anything different to your plant lately? Is it in a different location? Are there any drafts? Have you checked for pests under the leave and in the soil? Some plants, such as the peace lily, are just drama queens who slump and wilt when they need water.
Once you diagnose the problem, be sure to stick with a routine–changing too much, especially while the plant is still delicate, may cause loss of leaves.
What are some of the most low-maintenance plants?
Most houseplants are surprisingly easy! The best plants for beginners are the ones who
accepts a wide variety of lighting.
● spider plants
● certain succulents, such as haworthia (below)
When should I repot my plant?
I always suggest not doing anything to your plant until they get used to their new environment, and that takes about a month. Also keep that plant isolated from you other plants to make sure there are no bugs.
Best time to repot is in the spring, and its about every 1-2 years plants will need repotting. When repotting remember this: Small plant + big pot=disaster. That is a no no. Only go 1-2 inches bigger in pot size, Make sure to use a good potting soil, and water your plant in thoroughly.
Another tip is to make sure to water your plant three to 5 days before you repot. It will
help with shock. And expect your plant to not look as good as its normally is after
repotting. The plant is in shock and just needs a little time to bounce back.
What is the best way to decide which plant I should buy?
First thing you wanna figure out is which way the window is facing that your wanting to use to home your plant
● South has a bright continuous light
● West is good with afternoon sun
● East brings a morning sun
● North has an indirect weak lighting.
Then you need to decide what level of care you’re willing to commit to your plant. Are you willing to dote over your plant every day or just do the bare minimum once a month?
How do I propagate my houseplant?
Each house plant is going to be different when propagating some will be propagated by cuttings, division or leaf propagation. there are many ways to do so, but always look up how to before attempting, Also make sure that the plant is happy and healthy.