• PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Chinese Money Plant, does it live up to the hype?

    About four months ago I bought a Chinese Money Plant, AKA Pilea, for a family member for Christmas. I am typically slow to jump on the “trendy” plant train, so this was my first time buying pilea. To my annoyance, my local greenhouse only had one size and one price – 6″ pot for $38. I have never paid that much for a plant that size. So I picked it up and carried it around the greenhouse with me to think about it. Then I spoke to a greenhouse worker about it, and she told me that as long as I picked a plant with a lot of pups that…

  • LISTS,  PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    5 Easy Plants That Will Turn Your Black Thumb Green

    My about page states that “Black thumbs and bad diets are just green thumbs and better diets waiting to happen.” and I really do believe it! Have you ever called yourself a black thumb? If so, why? Is it because you have killed a few plants? Well I have great news. Killing a few plants doesn’t make you a black thumb. If that was the case, I wouldn’t own any plants, let alone be writing a blog about plants. I guarantee I have killed more plants that most people, but the difference between me and the black thumbs of the world is that I just kept bringing home plants even after failure. Now, obviously some…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    The one. The only. The fiddle-leaf fig.

    You know it, you love it, it’s the fiddle-leaf fig. Even if you didn’t know it was called a fiddle-leaf fig, I’m sure you’ve seen it on magazine covers, on social media, and in every Fixer Upper reveal. It took me some time to jump in with the trend and buy one, but it quickly became one of my favorite plants for a few reasons… The fiddle-leaf fig isn’t as demanding with light as other popular houseplants like succulents and cacti. While it does want to be in a bright room, it doesn’t like direct sunbeams on its leaves which means it won’t be crowding up your windowsill. It tells…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANTS

    Welcoming a New Plant Into Your Home

    I take bringing a new plant into my house pretty seriously. I once brought a mimosa home and was so excited that I even found one in the first place that I immediately set it on the shelf next to the rest of my plants. Fast forward to about a month later and I had lost the mimosa and a huge chunk of my collection to spider mites. Ever since, I made this whole routine that I go through with any new addition and it has served me super well. Below is a video of that routine. It shows what I do every time I bring home a new plant…