Our plant babies deserve to be happy, healthy and spoiled every now and then. Plants provide us with joy, companionship and never talk back so it’s really the least we can do for them! Your plants won’t be the only ones who benefit from some love and care. Taking the time to pamper them can be calming and meditative for our minds, providing us with a therapeutic pause to our days. These times have been hectic and stressful for many of us and I’m sure we can all admit that at some point we’ve neglected care for our plants, only to find them sad and wilted in need of some TLC. Whether you feel the need to pamper your plants out of guilt or just because they deserve it, we’ve got the tips for you.
Dust Your Plants’ Leaves
When your plant builds up too much dust it struggles to get the necessary sunlight required for photosynthesis (AKA food)! Take a damp cloth and gently shine up their leaves. You’ll both be happy when it’s left sparkling.
Aerate the Soil
Increase drainage and airflow to improve the health of your plant’s roots by giving them a bit of fresh air. Simply poke a few holes in the top of the soil with a chopstick and loosen it up. This will help out your plant if you have overwatered it as well.
Prune Excess Growth
Give your plant a fresh new cut by trimming off any superfluous growth. Try not to exceed cutting off more than a quarter of your plant and cut at a 45° angle to help with future growth. It’ll be looking good as new!
Trim Brown Edges
Spruce up your plant by trimming off the brown bits that sometimes occur at the end of the leaves. This may be a result of overwatering so make sure you are following your specific plant’s guide. When trimming make sure to leave a small edge of brown so you do not leave any open cuts on your plant.
Give Your Plants a Bath
Every once in a while, even a plant loves a good soak! Place your plant in a bathtub or sink with a few inches of water, removing any decorative pots, and give it some alone time. This is especially great to do in the winter time to combat that dry winter air.