I am obsessed with plants. I love having them around the house. This wasn’t always the case. They used to freak me out. I was convinced that I would kill them. After having two children I felt less intimidated by plants so finally just went for it and bought a couple of air plants. This was right before air plants became trendy. I had seen them in a NYC store and thought they would be the perfect first plant for me. They didn’t need to be watered often and didn’t require much light. They turned out to be more of a challenge than I expected which helped prepare me to grow my plant family.
I now have about thirty plants throughout the house and I love them all the same. They are different sizes, from small cacti to fiddle -leaf fig plants. You can feel the energy they exude, full of life and potential. Supposedly plants purify the air, relieve stress, and promote productivity. I notice my mood change when I sit in my living room surrounded by them. I become more relaxed and inspired. I am aware that this would not work with just any plant.
I picked plants that I find attractive so when I look at them they instantly lighten my mood. It is important to know that this is a personal process and you need to pick the plants that are right for you and your space. Pay attention to how you feel with a large plant in the room. I love the little succulents and have them scattered throughout my home but having one larger plant brings a more intense energy, especially if you are a creative person. I suggest trying a large plant in a room you feel most inspired in and see if it promotes a new spark within you. If you are looking for your first larger plant I suggest sticking with a ficus; the rubber plant is a great option. Don’t get discouraged if your first few plants don’t work out. Eventually you will find the right balance and feel the benefits from a plant life.