You walk into a Home Depot, visit The Sill online, or stroll through your local plant store and find what you consider the perfect plant for your home. Maybe you’ve done the research to find out just how much sunlight and water it will need, or perhaps you're just going off of how you feel at the moment.
Either way, you take it home. Perhaps you repot it into a new planter and enjoy it for a few days. Then, the nightmare begins—it starts wilting, or the leaves turn brown, or they start falling to the ground, or you start getting little bugs all over the place.
Sometimes taking care of plants is more complicated than it seems. Thankfully, we’ve got some viral TikTok plant parent hacks that might solve every plant parent’s woes. Armen Adamjan breaks down many of these plant hacks pretty well in his TikTok account @creative_explained, which has over 6.3 million followers.
“Gardening and plants have been a hobby for me since I was 24 years old,” Adamjan explained on his website, adding how great it is to be able to “combine my love for plants with my love for creating videos.”
In a world where plant parenting can sometimes feel like navigating a jungle of uncertainty, it's comforting to know that solutions are often just a TikTok video away.
For instance, if you have powdery mildew and black spots on leaves, you can make your own creation to shoo it away.
Combine two teaspoons of cinnamon, one cup of milk, and one cup one water, and strain that into a spray bottle to create some natural plant medicine.
Don’t throw out your coffee grounds, either. By dumping used coffee grounds into a bowl with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a cup of club soda, you’ll create a mineral-packed natural fertilizer for plants.
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