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I have a plant strategy that works really well for me. It goes like this:
- Buy a "hardy" plant.
- Wait for it to die.
- Buy another plant.
Jenna wants me to get some big tall plants for my living room. And I love the idea - I mean, plants do add something really special to a space... So I was thinking, I should become a plant person.
I did some research... and, well, I'm not going to become a plant person.
Yes, yes, there are a ton of great lists and articles out there. Apartment Therapy is particularly great for this kind of stuff. If you can make it through The Ultimate Guide to Never Killing a Houseplant Again, you will be an expert.
But my eyes glazed over somewhere between re-potting instructions and this list of "hardy" plants:
- Sansevieria Trifasciata
- Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
- Dracaena Sanderiana
There is literally no chance that I will a) sound out those words b) write them down and c) go to a store and ask for them. And even if I did, I would instantly forget any/all watering instructions. Mostly because plant people say things like "Water every 3-6 days, unless you think it doesn't need it. Or a little more if your house is dry... but don't over-water!"
YOU TOLD ME NOTHING!
It's like giving the book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" to someone who doesn't cook. You might think you are being helpful and inspiring, but they'd rather you give them a jar of spaghetti sauce.
I just want a cheap plant that I can replace when it dies.... like a basil plant for the kitchen. Or a single flower in the bathroom. Basically anything I can buy at the supermarket.
A £200 fica tree is not a sound investment. Sorry, Jenna. I just can't do it.