Happy Wednesday everyone,
Spring and summer bring great things like beach days, new fashion trends, and opportunities for renewal like spring cleaning or a fresh summer hairstyle. Even though allergies try to destroy me every year, I love spring and summer because flowers, plants and trees start turning green and blooming in response to the warmer weather. If you know me, you know that I’m a proud plant mom. My apartment is filled with my green babies and I just bought 4 more this week… oops!
Plants bring life and light into a home like nothing else. Whether you are looking for something very low-maintenance like a succulent or snake plant or looking to take on a challenge with a stunning orchid or azalea plant—there is a plant out there for everyone. No matter how “easy” or “difficult” a plant is, it’s easy to slip up and forget to properly care for your little green friend.
Here are some common houseplant issues and what causes them:
Over-watering, lack of light
Too much direct sunlight
Under-watering, too cold
Root rot, under-watering, over-watering
Loss of leaves:
Over/under-watering, lack of light, insects and diseases
Lack of light
I am always looking for ways to become a better plant parent so when I came across these plant care printables by ProFlowers! I knew I had to share. They include a watering chart, plant observation journals and a cute common houseplant care guide — they are a great tool to help keep your plants perky and healthy.
Click the links below to download the printables:
- Houseplant Watering Chart
- Plant Observation Journals
- Houseplant Care Guide
- All Houseplant Printables
For all my brand new plant parents, I plan to incorporate more helpful plant tips on my blog. As you are picking out beautiful new plant babies for your home make sure to research the name of your plant and it’s particular plant care. The printables are a great guide to use at home to help get the ball rolling. Tender love and care goes a long way with plants but as you can see over-watering and too much light can be as detrimental as neglect. Make sure to pay attention to soil and pot size as well! Similar to how we have to change our bedding, plants need their soil changed. Just like we outgrow pants, plants outgrow pots.
Hope this helps you grow the indoor collection, greenhouse or garden of your dreams! Feel free to ask questions or leave your own plant tips in the comments below.
Thanks for reading and we’ll talk more next week!