Congratulations! You are now a proud plant parent with your plant sitting pretty in your room. You take a few photos and after a few days the leaves are starting to droop, some are yellowing, one fell off, and the list goes on.

By this time, you’re almost ready to label yourself as black-thumbed. But hold on! We believe that any one can be a green-thumb! 

Though most of the plants available here is low-maintenance, some love and attention is key to make sure that your plant lives a long, happy, and healthy life.

It’s also important to note that just like you, plants experience stress too, and it is quite normal for them to experience this as they adjust to their new homes. 

See below for our quick tips on how to make your plants thrive:

  • On average, plants are watered once a week. It is best to check the top soil by dipping your finger and water when top inch is dry to the touch.
  • When watering, make sure to water all the way through the pot. Watering around the plant is best to allow balanced moisture throughout the soil mix. Stop watering when you see water draining from the bottom of pot. Plants should NOT sit on water. Wipe or remove excess water that drained at the bottom to avoid smell, pests, and root rotting.
  • Plants should have enough sunlight. Plants placed along dark corners of the house or in the middle of offices should be rotated to areas near windows so that it can absorb indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight will burn the plants’ leaves and these will not recover anymore. Rotation can be done at least once a month.
  • Dust may build up on the leaves. To bring back the shine of the leaves, you can wipe them with damp cloth or if you can, give them a shower during your watering day. Let the plants dry in fresh air when you do. Do this at least once a month.