What’s your origin story? Have you ever thought about how a special characteristic came to be the thing people know about you?
Before I became the plant lady, it was my mother that filled our home with plants. While living at home, I didn’t think much of it. I had failed attempts of keeping a plant alive in college, and was convinced I didn’t have her green thumb. It wasn’t until I moved into my first official adult apartment that I decided to try again. Well, I HAD to try again because my place just felt so…empty. At my request, I received the first plant I kept alive as a house warming gift. (It has been said that money trees should be gifted and not purchased on your own.)
With caring for that one, I learned that I overwatered past plants. House plants are not outdoor plants, and can not handle the same frequent watering, since a rain cycle is processed much differently than water in a pot. I learned that the direction of the sun was especially important to specific plants. As I watched the money tree, Melly, sprout new stems and leaves, I was locked in with my new hobby. Now 6 years later, and my plant