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Have you ever heard of the term plant parenting? What does it mean? Even though the term is not new, millennials have embraced this colloquial phrase to refer to anyone who cares for their houseplants. To be a plant parent is to nurture your plants as you would a pet or a child to help them grow healthy and thrive.

What is a plant parent?

A plant parent is someone who looks after their plants as they would a pet or a child. More and more people are realizing the benefits of having plants at home, they don’t only look nice but they are also good for your mental health. People of different ages find gardening soothing, relaxing, and comforting.

Young people are increasingly interested in growing plants indoors, specially millennials. There are a few reasons behind this, the fact that millennials have put off having children, they usually rent rather than own homes, limited outdoor space, and the need to disconnect from devices and technology.

How to become a plant parent?

Becoming a plant parent is as simple as getting your first plant. If you are new to gardening, choose a variety that is easy to take care of, you could ask for advise at your local gardening shop.

Once you have decided which plant, you must find an appropriate place for it, does it need lots of sunlight or being in the shade for most part of the day is alright?

Also good soil is important and feeding it properly will help your plant to grow at its best.

In conclusion, you don’t need a big house or even an outdoor area, becoming a plant parent is easy and has lots of positives.

What is plant parenting?
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