Anu Subra | February 2, 2022.

How to show your plants some love

True love is when you are able to buy more plants without being judged. The month of Valentine’s is here, and we have heart eyes only for our plant babies. Some of them are lonely so we are definitely looking to pair them up with some new plant pals. While we play plant cupid, we also noted that it’s important to show your plants some love in just the right ways, so here are some of our tips on how you can show your plants some much needed love:

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Check in on them regularly

They’re not just a pretty thing to look at and admire - really get to know your plants! Do some research on their basic care, and look at them closely every 2 to 3 days. Do they need more water? Do they need more light? Do you need to rotate your plants? Are there any bugs? You can even talk or sing to them to make sure they know they are loved.

Wipe Plant-Close up of cleaning plant

Wipe their leaves down - especially the bigger plants!

Just like every corner of our homes, plants can also gather dust. So, give those thick, glossy leaves a wipe down with a damp cloth about once a week. Not only are you keeping them shiny and pretty, but you are removing the layer of dust which aids in photosynthesis.

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Mist your tropical plants

When you do wipe your plants’ leaves, be sure to mist them as well, especially the tropical ones. It reminds them of their home environment - the tropical rainforests - and can make them more comfortable. You can also invest in a humidifier or pebble tray to increase the humidity levels and keep things warm and cozy!

Cutting/Trimming your plants

Cut your losses where required

It is totally normal for some leaves to turn yellow, brown, or fall off. If it’s one or two, it’s a sign that it’s making room for new growth and we just have to come to terms with it. Sometimes, leaves can turn yellow or brown and not fall off - just shed a few tears and groom them off because new ones will grow eventually.

Boost your Plants with Vitamins

Try giving your plants some vitamins

Like humans, plants also need something to help them stay healthy. Using vitamins or fertilizers can help them get the nutrients they need to grow and be happy. We don’t know any at the top of our heads, but we heard (from our fellow plant pals) that Chive Inc currently carries a variety of vitamins that are just the rave right now and our plants are so in love with them!

Jessie Duenas