By Anne B.
Howdy Ramblers! Sorry for not blogging last week! I do have a pretty good excuse though: my parents and grandma were in town, and since I don’t get to see them very often, I wanted to spend as much time as possible with them. To make up for it, though, I have created a fun little dichotomous key that will help you choose the perfect plant for you (in my not-so-humble opinion).
Plants are perfect ways to add warmth and life (literally) into your dwelling, whether you have a minimalist style or not! Houseplants are also good for the planet (photosynthesis bruh) and your health! Having a plant will help purify the air, relieve you of stress, and more (LifeHack).
I’m in no way, shape or form a plant expert, however, so please always do your research before getting a plant, especially if you have curious pets and young children. Also, if you want to be extra eco-friendly, get you plant second-hand through Bunz, Craigslist, and other similar apps. This way, you can potentially stop a plant from being thrown out because the owner didn’t want it. If you’d prefer to buy your plant at a store or can’t find a second-hand one, then go and support your local nursery or florist!
Anyways, without further ado, here is my dichotomous quiz:
Now that you’ve learned what plant you should get, here are some links that will give you more information!
Fern: Gardening Know How
Palm: Houseplants Expert
Aloe Vera: The Old Farmer's Almanac
Spider Plant: Garden Lovers Club
Flowering Herb Plants: Country Living
Chinese Money Plant: Gardening Know How
White Velvet: My Folia
Ficus: Houseplants Expert
Fig Tree: Houseplants Expert
Norfolk Island Pine: Pennington
Jade Plant: Get Busy Gardening
Dracaena: Apartment Therapy
Desert Rose: Gardening Know How
Note: some of the plants under the “no pets” sections might be pet safe. Like I said, I’m not a Plant Guru, I’m just a plant mom in training.
Let me know what plant you get in the comments below! If you decide to get a plant, post it to your socials and tag us in them! Meanwhile, I’ll just be chilling, Rooting for you and your plant (see what I did there hehe).