Here are three resources we love for keeping — and improving — your green thumb.
– KEYS SOULCARE
These past few months have brought us many new habits to help pass the time and add some homeyness to our houses (aka where we are most days!). If you’re looking for a hobby that can do both, might we recommend entering the lively and lush world of plant parenthood? Testing your green thumb feels less risky than committing to a pet, but also has the potential to come with some pretty major learning curves. The payoff? Cozying up those nooks and crannies that you may be looking at more than usual, along with some serious health perks! Plants help their parents with stress relief, a sense of accomplishment, and creating cleaner air, in addition to a host of other benefits.
Buying houseplants for the very first time? Don’t panic, there are sites and services dedicated to not only selling us the freshest greenery, but also telling us how to keep it alive. Here are our top three picks for new plant parents.
When it comes to names to know in the millennial plant parent circles, The Sill consistently tops lists. The female-founded plant business started online in 2012, and has since expanded IRL in NYC and along the California coastline. Check out the site to stay in the loop on online workshops and tips to keep your plants as fresh as the day you bought them.
Rooted is a newcomer to the scene, but has already garnered a reputation for making plant parenthood a little easier. In addition to cleverly-named plants that are delivered directly to your door, they also offer Plant Quiz to find the best species for your lifestyle as well as resources on everything from repotting to how to properly water your leafy greens.
Bloomscape is offering up indoor plants that are literally good enough to eat. This site covers indoor plants and edible gardens for those looking to level up. Your Bloomscape plant comes with a care guide that offers a full breakdown on lighting pointers, watering tips, and even common pitfalls of plant parenthood.
What’s the best plant parent advice you’ve received? Drop us a comment on your current favorites!