While sheltering in place I’ve gone in and out of finding ways to take care of my self. At this point, we’re all aware of the importance of self care. We also know it’s easier said than done. First, I tried to get into a regular workout schedule…that didn’t last. Then I attempted to get into studying Spanish more regularly…some weeks are better than others. Now we’ve come to plants.
I honestly wish I would have taken the time to get a pet from the start but realistically animals are expensive and more responsibility than I want. When coutries start letting Americans visit again I’ll be on the next flight out and who knows when I’m coming back. I can’t just abondon a dog so instead I decided on plants.
I’ve attempted to raise a plant once before. Her name was Eliza and she was flawless…until I got my hands on her(pictured below). With the help of water Eliza perked back up but I was so worried that I would keep hurting her that I decided to rehome her with a more experienced plant mom.
Its a year later and I’m ready to give mothering another try. While I daydream about my next vacation I though bringing some life into my home could also bring more joy. I’ve adopted Samantha, a lovely Philodendron Heartleaf. Also Tom, a vibrant Bird’s Nest Fern. Last but not least Rose, a hard-headed Peperomia Ginny. These plants were described by Bloomscape as being easy to care for houseplants. I’ll be the judge of that.
I am not any more confident about being a plant mother than I was a year ago. I hope to do better with the help of the Planta App. Planta gives you very clear care instructions for each plant including notifications when plants need to be watered, misted, or repotted. With this and the support of the facebook group “Real House Plants of SF” I hope to get the hang of this plant mothering thing. Wish me luck!