How To Make Your Plant Care Routine More Effective & Enjoyable

Every morning, as I warm up my jasmine tea, I spritz some of my green gurls with water from a little misting bottle. It’s relaxing, it’s soothing, and my green gurls love it! The plants I spritz are epiphytes, those plants that grow on top of other plants or trees, coexisting in the most harmonious, harmless way. Some examples include the staghorn fern, green gurls from the Monstera family, mosses, orchids, and Tillandsias. In their natural habitat, these kweens derive their nutrients and other vitals from the air, water, dust, and debris around them.

Spritzing the aerial roots of these kweens, and in the case of my staghorn fern, spritzing the shield frond and her leaves, mimics the rainfall these kweens are used to and keeps them looking lush.

Just a note: Not all plants need to be spritzed, as foliage that remains wet for an extended period is prone to the plant diseases, fungus, and mold that require a moist environment to grow.

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