Plant Parenthood – Tips for Newbies

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:

Yellowing leaves:

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‘Scorched’ leaves:

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Brown leaves:

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Wilting plant:

Root rot, under-watering, over-watering


Loss of leaves:

Over/under-watering, lack of light, insects and diseases


Scrawny plant:

Lack of light


White/yellow growths:

Soil fungi


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:

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. download.png

Thanks for reading and we’ll talk more next week!


*sponsored by Proflowers*

After graduating with my BA in Communications specializing in Public Relations, I gained experience in fashion merchandising, wardrobe styling, event planning, branding, office administration, and marketing. When I'm not working, I am active in the art and fashion community in the Bay Area and throughout California. Working behind the scenes at events like LA Fashion Week, Sacramento Fashion Week, SFA Student Showcase and accompanying costume designers like Michael Costello has helped build my knowledge and business relationships in the fashion world. I am just a fashionista and creative writer, who loves thrifting. I absolutely love all things Beyonce as well. I grew up a book worm so if I'm not binge watching TV shows or listening to podcasts, most likely I have my nose in a book. I started this blog after college as a first generation graduate learning, growing, and struggling to figure life out. In hopes of aligning others on a similar quest, I blog about my journey through career obstacles, the ends and outs of love, surviving gentrification in the Bay Area, the fashion & art community, mental hygiene in the black community, and pop culture. I also give lifestyle tips on natural wellness, natural hair, being a plant mom, and DIY projects. I write as a form of healing and self care, I pray that sharing my journey will help motivate community healing, therapy and growth for black creatives & entrepreneurs.

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