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.
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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.
"Forgetting to water plants is human nature; it happens to all of us," says Jenna Scherson, home furnishing business leader for home decoration at IKEA. Thankfully, this 12 ½-inch pot will ensure that the soil remains moist during those inattentive moments. Who doesn't appreciate a little backup?
Not just fastened in the soil for aesthetics, a trellis promotes healthy plant posture and prevents your babies from slouching. Ideal for roses, creeping figs, and morning glories, to name a few, this gold 13-inch tool also prevents breakage, in turn leading to a long and healthy lifespan for your houseplants.
Notice that your botanicals aren't upright? Finding the right amount of water can be tricky, and sometimes, all your leaves need is a gentle cooling. A mister helps improve humidity and is a necessity for a variety of ferns, air plants, and orchids. No need to go overboard with the watering can! (Plus, this baby looks adorable with the rest of your coffee table decor.)
Humans need to check in on their temperature every once in a while, so what makes you think plants don't need the same? They're living beings, too! This digital thermometer serves as a moisture meter, light meter, and pH meter all in one. We love the efficiency.
While the window sill seems like a go-to spot for your greenery, not all houseplants do well with direct sunlight. In fact, too much can actually cause leaves to burn or wilt. Set aside your own little plant sanctuary with this 28-inch-high wooden stand. Should your plant have excessive yellow leaves — a sign of insufficient lighting — move this baby close to a window.
If you thought the rabbits in the garden were an issue, don't be surprised when your houseplants attract a few (smaller) critters like gnats and fruit flies. These UV-resistant and waterproof traps are non-toxic and pesticide-free. They make a cute accessory for a potted plant, indoors and outdoors.
Ideal for your skincare routine and your monsteras, this compact gadget features two settings and a built-in rechargeable battery to keep the humidity coming. Plus, who doesn't love mint green?
A portable greenhouse suitable for indoor and outdoor usage, ÅKERBÄR is a must for gardeners who are low on space. The product intends to help seeds sprout and let plants flourish. Feel free to throw in a few herbs, too!
Part necessity, part work of art, these handmade watering globes keep the water flowing throughout your babies' roots and within the potted dirt. If you're wondering how to keep plants alive while on vacation, look no further.
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.