Favorite Online Resources for Houseplants

Favorite Online Resources for Houseplants

We all have our favorite houseplants and for me, mine is a fiddleleaf fig tree.  If I could only choose one plant to live with, that would be it.  Although mine is still small, they do grow tall and wide so I’ve limited myself to just one, but here lately, I’ve been thinking about adding another one to my home. There is something I absolutely love about fiddle leaf fig trees.  If you’d like to purchase your own, Home Depot has some gorgeous ones, indoors, next to the outdoor plants.  But keep in mind they’re huge.  If you don’t have the space to take a large one home, you might have to find a nursery that carries them.

Favorite Online Resources For Houseplants

BTW in case you don’t already know this about me, I’m a plantaholic.  I wasn’t always so I still have to surf around the web to find information when I get new plants.  I’ve been saving my favorite online resources for houseplants to share with you and today is your lucky day.

You can’t have a shabby chic, boho chic, apartment, without plants. Trust me, you just can’t. I’ve been buying a few plants along; the week before last I bought half a dozen fairy garden mini plants, last week it was several types of aloe vera plants from 9GreenBox on Amazon, and this week I have 4 parlor palms on the way that I ordered over the weekend. I was a little wary of purchasing plants from Amazon and eBay but so far so good. I did have one problem with one order and the seller immediately sent out new plants at no additional cost. I went from 🙁 to 😀 in a snap.

The more I research houseplants to improve indoor air quality {and of course fragrant plants}, the more plants I want to buy. Especially with it comes to fragrant plants and plants that improve indoor air quality. I’ve been buying what I can find and adding some pretty plants that don’t do anything other than look pretty. I have somewhat of limited space with a 3 bedroom apartment but I have wall space which I’m making good use of. I’ve now started going up with my plants. I never thought a ladder could come in so handy, lol.

I hope this post will help you with your obsession love of houseplants as well as in learning how to take care of your new houseplants.  If you’re looking for a first plant suggestion, go with pothos.  You just about can’t kill a pothos.  Even if you forget to water it one week, it will thrive and continue to put on new leaves.  Plus, you can keep making new plants from it by removing a stem with leaves on it and putting it in water until it roots.  They’re my favorite gift to give as housewarming gifts. You don’t have to have a green thumb for pothos to grow successfully (even in dimly lit homes).

I’ll do a post on how to propagate them in the future.

But for today, I want to share two talented houseplant divas with you.

Favorite Online Resources for Houseplants1. The first resource I want to share is my go-to for everything houseplant-related.  I found Summer Rayne Oakes on YouTube and I get so excited when she puts uploads a new video.  She lived with a chicken she adopted in her Brooklyn apartment until it passed away. She has over 1,100 plants and can tell you everything there is to know about every single one of them.

Here’s a video of her plants before she invested in a nursery.  This is not one of her videos but it’s the perfect introduction video to get to know her.

2.  The second resource I want to mention is one of the free Instagram followers (@arianatanabe).  What I learn from Ariana is a little different from what I learn from Summer Rayne Oakes.  She posts a lot of her plants (and her adorable cat) and the ones I like I don’t have already, I check out to see what they are.  I’ve found a lot of interesting new plants by browsing around on her Instagram page.

While I learn everything there is to know about how to care for plants from Summer Rayne Oaks, it’s Ariana who I learn what plants I want to buy.  I consider them both valuable in learning everything there is to know about houseplants.   I hope you’ll check them out and learn to enjoy houseplants as much as I have.

1 Comment

  1. Penny Branson LeBaron

    I prefer a cactus because they are beautiful and low maintenance

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