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Plant Routines: the crucial part of every plant parent's plant care practice that ensures that our plants (and our minds) are happy and healthy. Going from plant killer to plant lady, I found that I became as attached to my plant care routine, as I was to my plants. The act of disconnecting with a screen to reconnect with these plants and nature, is also a way to clear space to reconnect with yourself. I have learned that a plant care routine practice is so much deeper than just a soil moisture check: they let us check in with our plants, and more importantly, with ourselves. Plant care is truly self care. Everyone’s plant care routines are different, like unique snowflakes, so I brought together a fantastic group of plant friends to have a new format of podcast episode call the “Plant Friend Hang” to dive deeper on this topic. Come and meet them!

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In this episode we learn:

  • [00:02:36] Maria’s personal and podcast updates!
  • [00:05:49] Who is Kamili, how her plant parent journey began, and why she won’t say her plant number!
  • [00:07:41] A little fun discussion about Hoya and their recent popularity as houseplants
  • [00:10:17] Paul’s plant parent background, his current collection, and why he recommends pothos for everyone
  • [00:13:35] How Tiffany became @plantmamah, how plants helped her recover from a brain injury, and why she is obsessed with Hoya
  • [00:18:20] What’s the weirdest thing you do with your plants?
  • [00:27:04] What does your plant care routine look like on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis?
  • [00:35:21] Where to get the best indoor and outdoor gardening products (and plant-specific tones!)
  • [00:37:06] The best options for all your plants’ lighting needs
  • [00:38:24] Why you should bring your plants outside during summer
  • [00:40:48] Maria shares how she realized that her self-care and mental well-being are connected to her plant care
  • [00:43:46] How has your plant care evolved through time? Have you noticed personal shifts as your plant care routine changes with your collection?
  • [00:45:45] Why killing a plant should not make you feel ashamed and guilty
  • [00:49:00] What is your most favorite and least favorite plant chore?
  • [00:53:17] Paul shares his mad scientist soil mix equation!
  • [00:56:42] How the Plant Friends stay organized with their plant collection – is it a good idea to try plant apps?
  • [01:02:51] What does your plant care routine mean to you and why is it important?
  • [01:09:44] Maria reflects on the Plant Friend hang panel and why #MentalHealthMatters

Thank you to our episode sponsors:

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