Yes, I’m talking to you- ANYONE, even self-proclaimed people without a green thumb can grow the plants I do!! I’ll start by sharing the easiest and most forgiving if you forget about them for a couple weeks (wink).
Pothos plants are where you should begin, in my humble opinion! I am guilty for being one of *those people* who used to decorate with fake flowers. I figured if I bought them at Pottery Barn in the early 2000’s, they were surely in style?! Well, times have changed, or maybe I just grew up and became my mother, but I am a not turning back to the dark side of FAKE plants ever again! I find it helpful to pick a day of the week and deem it Watering Day. For me, it’s “Take care of your Plants Monday.” I recently started using the app Planta to help me get on a better schedule for the variety of plants that I have. I find that local garden centers and even major box stores (my favorite is IKEA for cheap plants) will have sales and a good selection. Fiddle leaf figs are hard to keep thriving if you don’t have the proper lighting. My house faces south and gets a ton of natural light, so this is the first house where I haven’t killed a fiddle leaf right out of the gate! Score! Make sure you dust your plants on both sides of the leaves from time to time, and watch out for any tiny bugs, (Gross, but it happens!) and use Neem Oil. You can always give them a good “hose down” outside with a healthy spray of Neem oil. If they don’t perk back up, send them to the plant graveyard before they spread their sickness to the other thriving plants. Pothos, rubber plants and coleus do well in water vases. I take cuttings from my main plant, find a pretty vintage vase (thrifted or from my mom or grandma) and place it on a shelf or bathroom counter for a pop of color! Happy Plant Mothering! At last count, I was up to 50 that I am keeping alive. Whew!