Every Monday people who love #houseplants share their story behind how they started growing them. I like to ask about what motivated them to start growing #plants what problems they had, and more 🎙️!
Karolina and she is from Poland, and like most of us, she can't keep a fern alive because of the humidity problems 💨 😂.
She has a couple of cats 😺, and loves to spend the weekends with them and her plants 🌱! Her nickname ‘kociokwiatki’ is a combination of these two words - ‘cats’ and ‘plants’
Karolina’s is been interested in plants for 3 years 🗓️. Like everyone, she started with 2 of them (because we’re usually scared). She saw the plants were doing fine, so she started buying more, and more, and more 🛒… And now she has 75 plants already 😱!
Her favorite plant is #AlocasiaBlackVelvet also known as Alocasia Reginula Black Velvet. Alocasias usually require high humidity but this one does fine in average room humidity.
When it comes to a morning routine, she says:
“I start with watering 💦 and fertilizing 👩🔬 if the season requires it. I also try to thoroughly clean the leaves of dust. With so many plants, it really takes a lot of time but it's very relaxing for me. 💆♀️"
“I also check the leaves then - looking for any signs of disease or parasites 🐛. If there aren’t any I breathe a sigh of relief and if there are... then the fight begins! Unfortunately, I am currently facing a scourge of thrips and spider mites, it's very frustrating when you look at dying plants, but you can't give up 💪!”
If you want to read more stories visit chooseyourplant.com/stories 🤓.