You’re never too old or young to become a plant parent (and save money).
Here at StandWithNature.com, we are committed to help you become the best plant parent you can be, whether you’re nine years old, or ninety years old, or anything in between, we’re going to help you get the most out of your plant babies.
Saving you money
We know you have a choice. There are a number of books you can buy online or in your local bookstore on how to grow indoor plants. Many of these books can provide much, but not all, of the information we provide free on StandWithNature.com
So, you can spend your money, or come here and get the best up to date plant parent information. We provide great expert plant parent knowledge and step by step instructions, all absolutely free. You can save your hard-earned mullah, cash, greenbacks, dinero, gravy, bread, legal tender, currency, pesos, also known as money on the Almighty Dollar. We believe you should be spending your disco biscuits on your plants, planters, soil, plant food and the like. Don’t you agree?
Easy to follow steps to become a plant parent
- Find the best spot for your new plant baby
No matter what spot you have in your homes, dorm room, office, etc. For your new plant baby, you can find the best plant baby for you. Many plants require bright sunlight. Other will do with much less light. We will give you a step by step guide to help you choose the best plant baby for your micro-climate. We’ll provide you with easy access to plants babies that will thrive in almost any environment.
The first thing you need to determine is where you plan on putting your plant baby. Once you figure this out, then you will be able to choose the right plant baby for you to be a successful plant parent.
- Choosing your plant baby
Truth is, you can grow just about any plant indoors even during winter. You can grow fruits, vegetables, or what are commonly called “house plants.”
We want you to be successful as a plant parent from the beginning. This is why we suggest that these are good “starter” plants for any plant parent-new or older.
Peace lily (spath/phylum) tolerate low light (no direct sunlight)
Snake Plant (saneveria trifasiata) bright woreat light to moderate light.
Queen’s tears / Friendship plant (Billbergia Nutans) bright light from east or west window.
Pothos (Epipremnum aurenn) Indirect sunlight.
Dracaena moderate to indirect sunlight.
Fucshia moderate to direct light
- Choose your planter
The most important considerations which we suggest you consider is choosing a planter with good drainage and one that is eco-friendly. This is actually what makes our standwithnature.com planters so unique. They are the only indoor wood planters with drainage (with a new patent pending design) and they are eco-friendly because it’s made of sustainable paulownia wood. It’s the fastest growing and most renewable hard wood in the world. Plus, its light, strong, and beautiful.
In the meantime, you can plant your babies in a terra-cotta pot or even in a plastic container and transplant it with a beautiful Stand With Nature wooden planter when you receive it.
Whatever you choose, make sure it has drainage and drain tray. So you don’t ruin your surfaces.
- Plant Soil
Add plant soil your container. Make sure to add enough soil to fill any gaps around the edges of your planter.
A good rule of thumb is first, don’t overwater. This is the number one mistake new plant parents make. The number two mistake is under watering. Make sure the soil is moist, but not overwatered.
If your plant starts to droop, it needs water. If water starts to drain into the tray, stop watering. One method is to wiggle your finger into the soil, up to your first knuckle. If the soil feels moist, add little or no water. Truth is it depends on the season and your particular environment. With time, you can decide how much water is best for you plant babies.
Be sure to check back for our free updates on how you can be the best plant parent you can be. Good luck!!