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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!

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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

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Loss of leaves:

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

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Scrawny plant:

Lack of light

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White/yellow growths:

Soil fungi

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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!

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*sponsored by Proflowers*

As a child I wanted to help the world. I wanted to be a neonatal pediatrician. I wanted to travel the world to help women and children during labor and delivery. I watched a tv special on Oprah about women and children in other countries dying at alarming rates during child birth because of lack of resources and I was inspired to somehow save the world one baby at a time. Since then, my vision has slightly changed. My profession isn’t in medicine but I still want to improve women’s health. My focus is still the same, I still have a dream of changing the world. I have now taken a natural holistic approach to tackling women’s health. Beauty and fashion has been a hobby turned obsession of mine. From reading magazines to wardrobe styling to modeling to orchestrating runway shows I dedicated my whole life to the beauty and fashion industry. As time passed, I began to search for the deeper meaning behind the intricate fabrics, fancy shoes, hair and makeup. I have found that health, beauty and fashion are more connected than I thought. My outlet is writing. Through my writing I hope to spark minds and impact individuals to dig deeper.

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