If you’ve killed more than 2 plants in the same month this is for you.
I wouldn’t call myself a green thumb, but I also wouldn’t say I’m completely useless when it comes to keeping plants alive. I’ve riding that line very closely though. If you’re terrible at it, somewhere in the middle, or are a green thumb I think you should check these plants out.
My golden baby.
This plant is my ride of die right now, I love it so, so much. I have two, and I have no idea what I did to deserve such great plants.
One is potted in a ceramic potter in the kitchen on a shelf, no direct light, low overall light. Moisture control soil with perlite, and that’s it.
The other is hanging above my desk where I think it’s a lot drier because it’s in close proximity to the AC. I left her in her into a nursery pot I had, same mix of soil and perlite.
I water these whenever I can see the leaves in the middle start to frump down a little. I call it a bad hair day. So, whenever the golden girl is having a bad hair day I give her a good cup of water and let her do her thing. I found that watering weekly just ends up turning a couple leaves yellow, so I don’t set a schedule with these.
Bonus: these plants are SO easy to clip. That means you can grow a bunch of them and have them all over your place.
Head over to my Insta stories for a tutorial on how to clip pothos here.
Are you even real?
I swear this thing isn’t real. I’ve watered it 3 times in the 4 months I’ve had it and it’s thriving. If you like the look I strongly advise to get one. Snake plants aren’t like the rest of the plants I’ve talked about. I don’t know if you can easily propogate, but it’ll be real easy.
I didn’t think a snake plant was my vibe, but I’ve really grown to love this one, and it’s growing so fast. I got this a few months ago and that leaf on the right in the photos above wasn’t even there.
I ended up choosing to use a terracota pot on my desk with a mix of cactus/moisture control soil and perlite. I am most definitely not an expert on which pots/soil to use, but I feel like terracotta is an easy go-to because it holds moisture so you don’t overwater the plant.
I’ve found the snake plant doesn’t have an issue with the heat that my laptop/monitor give off, it probably enjoys it honestly, but it’s also under the AC so this guy gets a lot of different temperatures around and it’s still thriving.
Live and let live
This is another ride of die plant. This was my first plant I haven’t killed in a long time, and probably THE easiest if you’re looking for a starter to boost morale.
For one – I barely water this. I told you, it’s very easy.
I have 2 of them and they pretty much just like to be left alone. I have both mine in terracotta pots which help draw out moisture, with moisture control soil, and perlite of course.
I made the mistake of repotting my first one too early (this one above). I thought it was overcrowded, but I think she liked her cozy home, now she kinda flops over in the bigger pot, but she hasn’t died so I’m letting her ride it out.
I’ve also made the mistake countless times of overwatering. You can tell it’s over-watered when the stems are mushy, kinda like cooked asparagus, that’s when I try and let her have some sun and hope for the best.
It’s a cop out
I think I found a Monstera loophole.
I’ve had (and continue to have) a really hard time keeping my monstera alive. It was from Home Depot, I thought I hit the lottery when I found it because they’re normally so expensive. Well, it died fast. I find that to be the case with most Home Depot plants honestly. They’re good for like a week and then they go downhill fast and if you’re not a green, green thumb it’s hard to save them.
BUT, I ended up clipping (I can make a post about how to clip monsteras another time when I have a full one to cut from) and basically started growing the babies to start again. It’s a long process to allow the roots to grow, so if you go this route, be prepared to wait a month or so.
I think it’s honestly so cute to just keep it in a jar and have a couple in the water. They perk up really nice, and if you just let the roots grow for a few months you can plant and see what happens.
If you’re like hell nah to seeing the roots, just get a vase that’s dark so you can’t see, then it’s basically like having the plant anyways.
This is the newest plant of the bunch, but he’s been liking at the desk with me. I say like because I know he could be perkier so I’m still figuring it out. Apparently he likes to be moist, so I thought the bathroom would be a good place. Unfortunately, he immediately started drooping even worse than he is now.
So far though, no discoloration so I’d say that’s a win. I haven’t even repotted this baby because I think I’m going to see how he does before I shock him.
I hope this helped for anyone that loves plants, but has a hard time keeping them alive. As I said, I’m no expert, but these guys have been good to me.