Plant Care 101
Plants should be watered every 7 to 10 days depending on your climate. Be sure to check that the soil is dry before watering again. The best way to do this is by sticking your finger about 1 inch into the soil, and if the soil is dry go ahead and give your plant a drink! If the soil is still moist, leave the plant for a few days and then check again. We also suggest misting leaves every so often for plants that need a little more humidity.
I know you want to fill that blank wall, but often we see plants in spaces that look great, but aren't near a window or don't provide enough light. Don't just grab the trendy plant, choose your plant based on how much light your place has. Some plants need more shade and others love to sunbathe. An easy trick is that usually the darker the plant or leaf, the more likely they need more shade. No matter which plant you choose, all plants need sunlight to thrive, so make sure your plant is near a window and gets some of that good ol’ vitamin D!
What to do if:
Your plant is leaning.
If your plant is leaning towards a window or light source, that means it's craving some sunshine! Push your plant closer to the window and spin it around so it balances out.
Your plant's leaves are wilting.
Your plant is thirsty! Give that bad boy some good ol' H20, just be careful not to drown it. Start with a good thorough watering or small amounts every other day or so. This should help your plant perk back up, although it may take a few days to notice a difference, but it is also possible that you will see a change within a few hours. Be sure to empty your saucer in between waterings.
Your plant's leaves are falling off.
If the leaves at the bottom of your plant are falling off, this is usually normal. Often times, the oldest leaves are at the bottom of the plant and begin to get heavy, this causes the plant to drop the extra weight. Unless multiple leaves are dropping at a time, there is no need to worry. If your plant drops a handful of leaves at one time, it can mean that the plant is either over watered or too dry. Make sure it's not near the A/C or heater, which can dry it out, or that the saucer isn't full of water. If the plant is constantly sitting in a saucer full of water, it is causing the roots to rot. Water slowly, letting all the water soak in before you add more which allows the plant to drink up!
Your plant's leaves have brown spots.
Sometimes this can mean too much sun, if the spots are big and patchy and on the leaves closest to the window. Remember if you could get sunburned sitting in a sunny spot all day, so can your plant. Brown spots on the tips of random leaves coupled with droopy leaves can mean under watering. Brown spots and leaning toward a window can mean lack of sun. You can also try misting the leaves, most indoor plants suffer from low humidity so giving them a little spritz can help them thrive.