Care Tips for House Plant Babies
Plant Parents need to look no further than the guide on keeping healthy and happy House Plant Babies. In return, they will promote a bright environment for you! Read these tips so for the best chances at having a lively House Plant Baby. Join our Plant Parents today!
The Big 3 for Plant Babies
Water Just Right!
All Plant Babies require their own specific amount of food, be sure to water appropriately! Most should only be watered when the soil is completely dry.
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Sansevieria Plant Baby
One of our favorite, low-maintenance House Plant Babies is the Sansevieria or Snake Plant. They can definitely handle low light areas of your home but prefer bright indirect light. Some of the varieties include Mother-in-law's Tongue, Twist, and Black Gold. They prefer to be bottom watered, but do not require it very often. Some can even go without being watered once a month! Bring one home and they will fill up the corner of any room in the house!
Direct or Indirect Sunlight... How Can You Tell?
All Plant Babies love their different levels of sunlight, some need direct while others need indirect sunlight. While many Plant Parents have windows all over, how are you to tell the difference in what kind of light they support? The easiest way to tell is if you can see the sun in that window at any point in the day. If you see the sun and its rays, that is direct sunlight! If you are able to see the sky but no sign of the sun, that is indirect sunlight. Make sure your Plant Babies has enough sunlight to avoid stretching!
Pothos Plant Baby
Looking for a plant to take over a lot of space? The Pothos Plant Baby loves to stretch and crawl anywhere you let it! They can sit on the ground for you to hang the arms however you please or potted in a hanging plant baby bed and let them find their way to the ground. They thrive in bright, indirect light but can handle low light. However, be careful not to put them in direct light as they will not survive! These guys do not need a lot of water, but love to be bottom watered when their soil is dry, typically about once a week.
Pothos vs. Philodendron
Many Plant Parents love these spacious Plant Babies but, they are often mistaken for each other. The quickest way to tell these two apart is by their leaves. The Vining Philodendron Plant Babies have more of a heart-shaped leaf while the Pothos Plant Baby has a thicker, waxier leaf. The way these two grow is similar but the Philodendron Plant Baby has a capsule around the new leaf called a "cataphyll". These will eventually dry up and fall off once the new leaf has sprouted entirely. The Pothos Plant Baby simply grows new leaves from the previous leaf. There are many more differences between the two House Plant Babies but their care is similar!
The Philodendron Plant Baby is popular amongst Plant Parents. With the options of vining or non-climbing in the varieties, they will settle in quickly to their new home. Similar to the Pothos Plant Baby, they will need support to grow vertically but can also hang and explore around their plant baby bed. They will suffer in direct sunlight but love a bright indirect-lighted area. Treat the Philodendron Plant Baby to bottom watering about once a week or when the soil is dry. The perkiness of the leaves will tell you if they need more water.
Philodendron Plant Baby
House Plant Babies benefit from bottom watering when potted in soil. Bottom watering is when you submerge the Plant Baby in its current plant baby bed into a bigger container of water. The water level should not overflow into the Plant Baby. Let the House Plant Baby soak in the water for about 20-30 minutes until you notice the soil is moist at the surface of the soil. If needed, add more water to the large container and let the Plant Baby drink for a little while longer! Once done, let the House Plant Baby drip and the return to its favorite spot in your home.