Clever — and cute! — plant accessories you never knew you needed to keep your greenery healthy

Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive

a variety of potted houseplants near a window
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Being a plant parent is not without its challenges. Fortunately, there are plenty of accessories to keep your golden pothos and lucky bamboo kickin'. In fact, with a little assistance from handy tools, your leafy, indoor pride and joys are not terribly high-maintenance after all. 

"The universal rule or major contributing factor to a plant's growth is Iight," says Paris Lalicata, a plant expert at The Sill. Jenna Dower, the director of marketing at Lively Root, is in agreement but notes a few other requirements for healthy leaves. 

"For general care, it's really important you read the light, humidity, and watering needs for each of your plant babies," she says. "Essentials to keep your houseplants alive — outside of the basic sunlight and water — you will want to have a moisture meter, you'll need a fertilizer and to repot at the appropriate time."

See? Not so bad, right? Now, without further ado, let's stock up on the practical plant accessories that will make your life so much easier. Your ponytail palms and peace lilies will thank you.

Plant accessories you never knew you needed

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These fantastic plant goodies go beyond the basic watering can and terracotta pots. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they're here to keep your greenery looking its finest and most colorful. (Plus, they cut plant parents some slack.)

We don't need to tell you that fun floras are essential for any nook and cranny in your abode, but just in case you need a little extra convincing, have a look at our go-to accessory picks.

What will you put in your shopping cart? We're inclined to buy one of everything. For more greenery tips, check out the house plant mistakes to avoid at all costs. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends. She's excited to revisit her love for decor with Real Homes!

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)