Interview: Spring Houseplant Care with Sun & Soil Plant Parlor
Leyly Bagherof and Brogan Jackson share their top tips.
I tend to forget my houseplants when the weather warms up. I put all my energy into the beauty waking up outside, and prepping my raised beds for the earliest spring veggies. But indoor plants have rhythms and needs, too.
I caught up with Leyly and Brogan from Sun & Soil Plant Parlor on Augusta for their top tips:
It's easy to forget houseplants when you're thinking about spring gardening chores. What do you recommend to give houseplants some extra care early in the season?
“Just as houses love a good dusting and cleaning, houseplants do too! Taking time to gently wipe down leaves with a damp cloth, feed with plant biotic or plant food, and spraying with a general pest spray can prepare each plant for the upcoming growing season!”
Fertilizer can be intimidating to new plant parents. But since houseplants rely on us for nutritious soil, it's a hurdle we need to get over. What are your favorite fertilizers for houseplants? Any suggestions for making it seem simpler?
“Our favorite plant food, soil AND biotics all come from Good Dirt, a small business that is owned and run by the sweetest couple! Their products are top end and our go-to for caring for all of our plants both in the plant parlor and at home. With the plant food in particular, one capful mixes into a gallon of water. You can fill up a watering can with the right proportions and then use that on each watering day to water as normal.”
What are your favorite houseplants for people with low light or few to no south-facing windows?
“Our favorite low light houseplants are definitely the hard to kill Sansevieria varieties, ZZ plants, and Dracaena varieties.”
How do we know it's time to re-pot a houseplant?
“In terms of season, spring is always the best time to repot your houseplants as the plant will be actively growing and the new roots will be able to take hold in the new soil. In general, houseplants typically need to be repotted every 12 months or so but this is very dependent on the actual plant itself.”
Fun Fact: Sun & Soil will repot your houseplants for free… even ones you didn’t buy from them. Check them out!