Living with plants doesn’t come without its challenges. Lack of humidity can crisp up leaves around their edges; forgetting to water can make a plant droopy; and let’s not forget the dreaded spider mite infestation! Have any of us mere mortals ever won a battle with those pesky arthropods?
But before we get to the pleasures and pitfalls of living with plants, we have to first remember that they’re in our home—and therefore our care. After all, if we were more present to their being with us, then humidity woes, wilty leaves, and nasty bugs may all be non-issues in the first place.
It’s surprisingly easy to neglect our houseplants. We get busy; we travel; we forget. And plants don’t meow, bark, or cry their way to gain our attention. Instead, they sit quietly in the corner we put them in, waiting...patiently waiting. But there are many tactics that have helped me thrive alongside the over 600 houseplants in my apartment (yep, I said 600). I'm planning to share a whole host of them in my upcoming masterclass, but here are six of my absolute favorites. Mind you: Some are unconventional, but that’s part of what makes living with plants so fun!