‘I kill plants’ is something I often hear from people I talk to about indoor plant decor. And I get it, I’ve lost a plant or ten over time. After trawling Pinterest and other inspo platforms, super excited about the prospect of having that beautiful green space, you then go crazy at Bunnings buying tropical beauties only to find them browning within a few weeks. Best intentions. Life is busy. I eventually accepted that I need to put in some effort and eventually found the serenity in taking time out to look after them. Now caring for plants has become less about the ‘hassle’ of keeping them alive and more about breaking up my day.
“Making the effort to set up beautiful plants and a watering schedule is good for you!”
I would find myself working for hours on end, not leaving my desk, deadlines looming. Forgetting that I haven’t even stopped for lunch yet! Designing the initial Sanctuary prototype was the first step in ‘keeping an eye’ on a pocket of nature and keeping an eye on my personal work ethic. 60 seconds, mist that baby and rest my eyes from the screen.
Making the effort to set up beautiful plants and a watering schedule is good for your mind. Take a break and mist/water your plants, tend to their leaves, wipe them with a damp cloth (dipped in milk works a treat) and then get back to it. I say mist so you don’t overwater.
Since my moss obsession I’ve also begun researching plants that work brilliantly indoors and coincidentally they are all very hot right now and we are proud to be able to offer them to our local customers. A few tips for your plant break. Monstera for example do like some humidity so misting the leaves is great if the air is dry. Same goes for ferns. Between major watering you should allow soil to dry so your routine check could simply be checking the leaves and growth. These plants love in-direct sunlight combined with shade so use the time to move and rotate your pots. Put the kettle on, brew your herbal … then get back to that email.
Enjoy plants as part of your routine break… and if you don’t have a routine (I’m guilty) then invest in a few easy care plants and get started.