Yesterday was water day for the plants around here.
After a trip to IKEA last fall, I gave each of the kids a snake plant for their rooms, and then I kind of forgot about them. Oops!
According to my friends on Instagram, this is the best thing I could’ve done for them (the plants that is). Snake Plants need little water and minimal sunlight they say.
Well, that’s great news, because that’s exactly the routine I’ve been following with them. ha!
Snake Plants, in particular, are helpful in bedrooms because of the O2 they give off at night. They’re always purifying the toxins in the air.
Unfortunately, the plant in our homeschool room isn’t thriving quiet as well. I think maybe it’s too cold in the evenings when the door is shut in that room. I’m going to work on rotating that around the house so I can find a happy place for it to rest.
Anyway, I thought I should tell you that I used to think of plants as a burden. When my older kids were both little and I was still getting accustomed to adulthood I couldn’t imagine taking care of one.more.living.thing. Spending even $10 on plants seemed frivolous and wasteful because “they’d just die anyway”.
The enormous amount of guilt I felt when a gifted Lily from my mother-in-law’s funeral nearly died and I had to turn it over to my parents for rehab about did me in for owning plants.
I now have a much more relaxed view of plants and see them as truly life-giving. They make me happy, and they’re super good for our indoor environment.
If you’re a plant newbie (like I’ll probably always be), just dive in and add a couple of little house plants to your decor. I bet you’ll be glad you did!
If you’re local to me, you’ve got to visit Natural Plus Nursery (North Iowa) in the spring to see their great selection of plants, trees, succulents, and more.
If you aren’t in the North Iowa area you can check your nearest Home Depot, Lowes, or IKEA for cute little plants and planters.