How to keep your plants alive

Posted 5 days ago

Tips and tricks to help you become a successful plant parent

Adding some greenery to your living space not only looks amazing, but also brings a sense of calm and freshness to your room. If you're worried about your ability to keep plants alive amidst your busy schedule, fear not! We’ve got tips and tricks to help you become a successful plant parent while juggling your student life.

Start with hard to kill plants

As a student, it's best to begin your plant journey with easy-to-care-for species. Choose plants known for their resilience, such as snake plants, pothos, or ZZ plants. These little green guys can tolerate (occasional) neglect and can survive in various lighting conditions, making them ideal for halls. 

Master the art of watering

Watering your plants is crucial, but it's essential to strike a balance. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause wilting. To avoid these issues, learn to observe your plants. Stick your finger into the soil every now and then and water only when the top inch feels dry. Remember, it's better to underwater than overwater! 

Don't forget the sunshine

Most plants need some sunlight to thrive. Place your plants near a sunny window or invest in low-light-tolerant plants if your space lacks direct sunlight 

Embrace group care

If your flatmates are also interested in plants, help each other out! Share the responsibility of watering, fertilizing, and monitoring each other's plants. This way, you'll have peace of mind knowing your plants are cared for even when you're busy with exams or other commitments. 

Fertilize wisely

Plants need nutrients to grow, but too much fertilizer can do more harm than good. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer and follow the recommended dilution instructions. Apply it sparingly, usually every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Remember, less is often more when it comes to fertilizer.

Get Creative 

Embrace your creativity and repurpose items like mason jars, old cans, or teacups as planters. Not only will it add a unique touch to your space, but it will also save you money.