That One Time I became a Plant Lady During Quarantine

For better or for worse, covid has turned me into a plant lady. And friends—I’m kind of obsessed. Something about watching my plants grow, change, and root is so incredibly therapeutic. And the great thing is, plants are SO good for your health and they were already one of my favorite ways to accessorize a space. Win win!

I’m no green thumb, and until quarantine I didn’t have a good handle on how to care for my plants, what they needed, or really, much of anything about them. I had been overwatering some, under-watering others, and I had a lot of my plants placed in the wrong type of light—all very important things! Once I had the time to sit down, google just-what-the-heck some of them were (since I didn’t know the names of most of them), and what each of them needed, it wasn’t all that hard to figure out how to take proper care of them.

Today I’ll give you the run down on each of my plants, what I like about them, and, you know, just kind of, introduce you to the gang! Hopefully you’ll walk away encouraged to add a few plant babes to your own space.

Rubber Tree

This plant I purchased on facebook marketplace, of all places! It was such a great find!

I originally had him up in the loft in a north facing window that wasn’t super sunny. In my research, however, I learned that since this is a tropical plant, it needs a lot of sun, so now, it’s living in my sunroom, which faces south, and it seems to be doing really well. I’ve also cut a couple branches from this plant and am propagating those over at my “propagation station” (I'll show you that later in this post!). One of the branches has two large leaves and is verrrry slowly growing roots, and the other is a super tiny cutting, and seems to be growing roots much faster, even though I've only just cut it!

I’ve been pretty amazed at how fast the rubber tree grows. Every time a leaf opens, a new little red sprout pops out and starts growing another new leaf. It’s pretty amazing!