Water your plants, please.

Plants are a wonderful addition to any home. They can brighten up even the dullest of spaces and some even improve air quality. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a spot in your house for a plant or two (or three, no judgement) and spend a lot of time browsing an online plant shop. But if you’re also like me, keeping your plants alive can be quite the challenge. Here are some tips on how to keep your plants alive and thriving.

First and foremost, water your plants! It seems like such a simple solution but so many people forget to do this regularly. Your plant will tell you when it’s thirsty–just look for wilting leaves or dry soil. Depending on the type of plant, it may need to be watered every day or every few days. Investing in a moisture meter can help take the guesswork out of watering and ensure that your plant is getting just the right amount.

Secondly, give your plant some sun. Just like people, plants need sunlight to grow. Place your plant near a window where it can get plenty of natural light but be careful not to put it in direct sunlight, which could scorch its leaves. If you don’t have a spot in your home that gets enough sunlight, you may need to invest in a grow light.

Last but not least, don’t forget to fertilize! Fertilizing helps provide nutrients that are essential for growth. Again, depending on the type of plant, you may need to fertilize once a month or once every few months. Be sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer packaging carefully so that you don’t over- or under-fertilize your plant.


With just a little bit of care and attention, you can keep your plants alive and thriving! Water them regularly, give them plenty of sun (but not too much), and fertilize them according to their needs and you’ll be well on your way to having a green thumb in no time.