What Your Plants are Trying to Tell You: 5 Signs to Watch Out for to Keep Your Cacti, Succulents, and Houseplants Alive and Happy
There is a reason why so many people have a difficult time keeping plants alive. It is getting more and more difficult to find plants from small growers that know how to care for their plants and set them up properly. Most retail plants pass through so many hands after the greenhouse (wholesale brokers, retail holding spaces, etc.) before they end up in stores where they are purchased. The problem is that these plants are moved with the lowest cost in mind and are often sold in incorrect soils and without experienced instruction. It is most important to make sure your plant has the correct soil, planter, and care instructions before you start.
At Tierra Sol Studio, we grow our own hardy and low maintenance plants so that we know what they need from greenhouse to indoor planter. We know there can be a learning curve with plants in your home so we conduct multiple experiments for up to a year before releasing a plant to make sure we know the minimum of the plants needs to survive many spaces, conditions, and set that plant up for success by making handmade planters and hand mixed soil for their needs.
Many of the plants we experiment with do not make the cut because they are difficult to keep alive. For instance, no matter how popular the fiddle leaf fig is, we do not sell them because they are extremely temperamental, we do not sell cacti and succulents in glass containers because they are desert plants and will not survive the humidity, and we will not tell you to buy a fancy sprayer for your air plants because spritzing them with water will cause rot. We won’t even sell our plants without our handmade planter and hand mixed soil so that we know that we can ensure that each plant will have everything that it needs and can guarantee that our plants will last.
We want to make sure you have all the tools and confidence to have all the plants your heart desires! Whether you are a beginner or a practiced plant parent with new plants or a new space, here are some things that your plants might be trying to tell you!
1. Does Your Plant Really Need to be Watered?
Cacti and Succulents
2. Does Your Plant Have the Correct Amount of Light?
3. Is Your Plant Next to a heating vent radiator or AC or cold drafty window?
4. Is your plant being properly dusted or cleaned?
5. Is your plant losing leaves or does it look damaged?
Cacti and Succulents
These are our tips for happy and healthy plants! Add these to your routine and you’ll speak plant in no time! If you have any questions about plant care you can see more information on the plants we specialize in--cacti, succulents, houseplants, air plants, moss, and marimo--as well as our Winter care instructions for plants here:
Seana + Yair
Co-Owners, Tierra Sol Studio
For Plant Killers Who Are Plant Lovers.™