Becoming an Adequate Plant Mom



I decided to be a plant mommy.


I have had a cactus and aloe plant for a couple of years and I was super happy with them because I kept them alive. But I have gone through my fair share of plants that supposedly were “indestructible.” Such as “devils ivy” which is a pathos, and supposedly are super durable.


I have sadly killed two of those. I now have a third one and I’ve had it for about three weeks now.



I’ve heard people say “they have a green thumb,” all my life. My grandparents, my stepmom, friends, and other family members all have a “green thumb.”


I have talked to each one of them about their tricks and ways. I found that they all go through trial and error with their plants. You aren’t just born with a green thumb, it takes time and knowledge.


I was naive when I was smaller; I always thought it was cool when people had a “green thumb” like it was some mythical power and that they had a way with plants, but now I realize it takes time and work. A lot of work, at least for me in the beginning.


With that being said, I bought some new plants. I took some cuttings from other plants and I am excited to see that they have sprouted little roots and leaves.

I took some cuttings from a succulent. You are supposed to leave them out for a day and then plant them.


It was cool to see that in a day they had sprouted tiny little roots and were ready to be planted. A week later they have grown little leaves!


I’ve become such a nerd about plants. I understand the excitement and hype now. Wow, I sound old and nerdy.


I believe that plants bring so much life and character to a space. I can’t wait to decorate my own home with plants and work on becoming a person known to have a green thumb.

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