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We all know indoor plants have never been more on trend. I know, how can something from nature be in fashion exactly? But you know I’m right! Every magazine, blog and Instagram account is teeming with images of towering Fiddle Leaf Figs, impressive trailing specimens of Devil’s Ivy and String of Pearls, and mighty Monsteras.
They look beautiful, they add that je ne sais quoi to an interior, heck, they even make your air healthier. Not to mention the harder to prove psychological effects (like the smug feeling that comes with actually keeping them alive).
In the last couple of years, I’ve gone from black-thumbed disaster to proud as punch plant baby mama. But it’s hard work. And when you’ve got human babes to keep fed and watered (and the rest), a business and a household to run, it’s sometimes easy to neglect the leafy variety until you suddenly panic when they’re all looking a little dusty, and shove them in the shower for a good drink and drain! Phew! They lived to see another day!
There was a time I didn’t even know plants needed to be fed. You may be the same and you’re not alone (no judgment here!). Yes, plants need water (obviously!) but they also need food. It was cottoning onto this nugget of plant care wisdom that changed everything for me and means I now have greenery everywhere! Not just in pots, but propagating on every window sill! I started adding Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food to my watering can a couple of years ago (around the time I got my first Fiddle Leaf and with it, a real sense of plant mum responsibility) and it made a real difference.
But now there’s an even easier way to feed your plants, and there’s even one just for orchids, which are as easy to kill as they are an elegantly beautifully piece of decor in their own right! Orchids aren’t cheap, so while you can tell yourself it’ll last way longer than a bunch of cut flowers, that doesn’t ring true if you kill it after three weeks, does it?
With the new Yates Thrive Indoor Plants & Ferns Drippers and Yates Thrive Indoor Orchids Drippers, you’ll be well on your way to plant mum smugness with minimal effort. You simply write the date on the back of the dripper, snip the end off, stick it in the pot, and sit back knowing your plant baby is getting all the nutrients it needs for four weeks. Even if the liquid disappears from the dripper quicker than that, fear not, you’re still good for four weeks. This is set and forget for your indoor plants and orchids. Of course, you do still have to water them!
It’s such an easy way help you have healthy, happy looking indoor plants pepping up your interior. And because your plants will now all stay alive and you won’t need to buy anymore (apart from, it’s an addiction!), you can spend some of that extra cash on some of the many gorgeous planters, pots and hangers available these days.