Okay, so you should know this about me.
I’m very bad, awful, at keeping things alive.
Take the cute little wall-hanging mason jar herb planter idea. Adorable, and dead within a week. I tried…
Or that one time my mom bought me the most beautiful white orchid for my birthday and all of the petals fell off one by one. It was a long and painful process (to this day, I still call it “my poor orchid”). Then, when I noticed a new baby leaf was growing in, I went in to examine it closer, and ripped it right off. Doh! Take a close look in the last picture. You’ll notice it.
The only thing that I’ve managed to keep alive is a cactus that one of my friends got me as a graduation present. That was three years ago. And I haven’t killed it! So proud of myself.
I realize keeping a cactus alive isn’t exactly a hard thing to do…but for me, wow. I’m not even entirely convinced that it’s a real cactus…
Recently, I went on this plant kick. I was taking a biology lecture/lab last semester and we got to take home seedlings of a Wandering Jew plant. And, low and behold, I’ve kept it alive!
So then after I thought I could actually keep something alive for more than a month, I went to a plant nursery and went crazy buying succulents (like, $50-worth crazy). I bought some moss at World Market and planted little terrariums and there you have it, folks. My little *ALIVE* plants!
I must admit…one of the plants broke off at the stem, but but but I shoved it in some soil and it looks like it’s doing fine now!
Moral of the story, I’m obsessed with house plants. Ob-sess-ed. Obsessed (you don’t even wanna see my plant Pinterest board). Do you have any tips on keeping plants alive? Or how much to water them? Help a sista out.