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Plant Diaries with Bloomscape – New Plant Mom

This summer is not like any other because we are still spending a lot of our time indoors.  So Victoria decided to bring the outside in with our friends at Bloomscape!  She will be sharing her journey as a new plant mom who has a history of killing ALL the plants she has tried keeping alive.  She will update this plant diary once a week over her first six weeks as a plant parent.  Then she will give us a status update on all her plants at the three-month, six-month, and one-year mark.

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Plant Diaries: New Plant Mom

WEEK 1

I received an email shipping notification from Bloomscape about the arrival of my #newplantfriend.  I was over the moon excited because it has been years since I’ve had any plants in my home.  I remember trying with succulents at multiple points throughout my twenties and no matter what I did, they would all die.  I figured if I killed succulents, then there is no way I could graduate to “real plants”.

I’ve been browsing Bloomscape’s website for weeks.  My new plant partner in crime Codi gave me a pep talk and recommended Bloomscape’s Tough Stuff Collection.  This collection has three super easy, adaptable, and forgiving plants perfect for new plant moms like me! It includes a  Sansevieria, ZZ Plant, and Hoya variety.

This is my first time buying plants online and having them shipped.  So my concerns are – will they be damaged, will there be dirt everywhere, won’t they get super parched traveling..etc.

My plants were delivered within three days of being shipped.  After opening the package, all my shipping fears disappeared – Bloomscape takes packaging to a whole other level!  Everything was safe and secure – no dirt anywhere because each plant came with soil coverings, and all plants were in excellent condition.  Most importantly each plant came with its own information care card that outlined light and water requirements, humidity and temperature preference, plant food, toxicity, and additional care information.  There was also a card with crucial steps about welcoming my new plants and where I can find answers to any questions I might have.

My three new plants are:

  • Sansevieria
  • ZZ Plant
  • Green Hoya

I created an account on Bloomscape, signed up for their plant care support and I subscribed to Plant Mom’s tips for my plants.

The first week has gone by and I still haven’t decided where each plant will “live” in my home.  I’ve been spending my mornings simply observing them and getting to know them.  My current water schedule is once per week (Thursdays) and I’ll be shifting to once every two weeks or when the soil completely dries out.

I’m super excited to have plants in my home …please send all the good vibes my way!

Photos: bloomscape.com

WEEK 2

I received another email shipping notification from Bloomscape about the arrival of two additional #newplantfriends.  Even if you don’t have an account with a carrier’s service to be informed about delivers, Bloomscape is spot on with their notifications and delivery times.

My two new plants are:

  • Red Prayer Plant
  • Philodendron Lemon Lime

Like before my plants arrived safely – packaged securely, no dirt anywhere, and both plants were in excellent condition.  Each plant came with its own information care card that outlined light and water requirements, humidity and temperature preference, plant food, toxicity, and additional care information.  There was also a card with crucial steps about welcoming my new plants.

I introduced my Red Prayer Plant and Philodendron Lemon Lime to their siblings – Sansevieria, ZZ Plant, and Green Hoya.  Currently, they will be living together near my sliding glass door until I will decide where they will live permanently.

All my plant babies look very happy together.  I’m also happy to report that one week in my Sansevieria, ZZ Plant, and Green Hoya are doing well.

Keep sending the good plant vibes!

WEEK 3

It’s official, I’m a plant mom of FIVE.  So far they are all doing well and the most dynamic plant in the group is my Red Prayer Plant.  I didn’t notice at first but every morning the leaves drop and are somewhat horizontal and in the evening they fold up vertically in a prayer motion.  So now the name totally makes sense!

All my plant babies look very happy and healthy, so keep sending the good plant vibes!

WEEK 4

I’ve been introducing our new plant friends to our book friends.   So if you follow us on social media @bibliolifestyle you will see them making cameos with the occasional photobomb!

I know we are not supposed to have favorites but I’m obsessed watching my Red Prayer Plant “pray”.  I find seeing the changes though not in real-time, is incredibly calming.  I just might look into setting up a time-lapse video to see the actual movements.  I find it all so fascinating!

All my plant babies are very happy and healthy, so keep sending the good plant vibes!

All my plant babies look very happy together.  I’m also happy to report that one week in my Sansevieria, ZZ Plant, and Green Hoya are doing well.

Keep sending the good plant vibes!

WEEK 5

So I know I have been playing favorites and obsessing over my Red Prayer Plant but I have a new update on my Green Hoya.  When she arrived she had a little spike but no leaves or signs of old blooms but now she is sprouting new leaves and I’m super excited!

My plant babies are also making more cameos with my books and you can see more of these posts on our social media @bibliolifestyle.

Comments (2)

  • Leighellen Landskov

    I love this idea!!! I seem to kill off everything…even the ones that don’t die like succulents. I somehow have kept my dragon plant alive though!!! So I’m excited to follow along and learn with you.

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