It’s that time of year again. It’s time to start thinking about our new year ahead and what goals we can set for ourselves. Why not add in some plant-related goals to that mix? Whether you are brand new to plant parenthood or you have plenty of experience, there are many possibilities when it comes to setting New Year’s resolutions. Read on to learn about various plant care goals you can set as your New Year’s resolutions this year!
For Brand New Plant Parents
Get your first plant
Start off your new year with an easy goal — get your first-ever plant! If you are brand new to plants, getting your first plant can seem daunting, but that feeling is very normal. If you aren’t sure where to start, check out our low-maintenance plants. Starting off with an easy plant will help you transition into your plant journey! Be cautious though — once you start buying plants, it can be hard to stop!
Learn about plant care
If you just got your first-ever plant (or plants!) and you are still trying to get the hang of them, Bloomscape is here to help. Learning to care for your plant is a part of the journey, and it makes for a great New Year’s resolution for beginners. Start with just the basics of plant care. Learn how to water your plant and figure out what type of light it needs. Once you feel like you have that down, it’s also great to learn more about humidity and repotting!
Show off your new plant on social
It is so exciting to get a new plant, so why not brag about it on social media? We love seeing Bloomscape plants in the wild! Tag us on Instagram @bloomscape and use the hashtag #newplantfriend. We might feature your photo on our social channels, too!
For the Intermediate Plant Parent
Step up your plant care routine
As a seasoned plant parent, you likely have a good understanding of your plant’s basic care, so try enhancing your care routine! Learn how to fertilize your plants and start a regular cadence of feeding them while they are actively growing. Stock up on plant supplies, such as neem oil and insecticidal soap, and get into the habit of regularly checking for pests. Another way to boost your plant routine is by trimming your plants as needed.
Try a more challenging plant
Since you are really starting to get the hang of things, why not try out a plant that you’ve been eyeing up, but have been nervous to try? Take the next step in your plant journey and make it a goal to push yourself outside of your comfort zone in the new year. Bloomscape carries plants in a variety of difficulty levels and you may be ready to take on a more moderately challenging plant.
Join a plant care community
A great way to get involved in the plant community and learn from others is by joining plant groups online. Communities on Facebook, Discord, and Reddit allow you to talk to fellow plant parents. Following Bloomscape on social media is a great way to boost your plant knowledge as well, since we share expert tips from the Grow-How Team and we are happy to answer any questions. Check us out on TikTok and Instagram!
For Plant Pros
Try a rare plant
Once you reach plant pro status, you are ready to try out the rare plants! Rare plants can be nerve-wracking, especially since they come with a higher price point than common houseplants. But many of them are still very easy to care for. A great goal for the new year is adding a rare plant to your collection, especially if you have been wanting one for a while! Sign up for SMS to be the first to know about Rare Bloom drops from Bloomscape.
Try your hand at pruning and shaping a plant
If you are far along in your plant journey, chances are you’ve had some of your plants for a while now. This can mean they are starting to outgrow their original spots. Work on trimming them back and shaping them how you’d like. Not only will it encourage new growth, but you can also propagate these cuttings!
Share your love of plants with friends and family
While you are trimming some of your houseplants, it would be a wonderful idea to propagate the cuttings and gift them to a loved one. Whether it’s a special occasion or just because, plants make excellent gifts! Sharing your love and passion for plants with your friends and family will make the gift even more special. Plus, you will be able to share your knowledge and teach them the ropes which could turn into their own new passion!
Have a Wonderful New Year!
Now that you have some ideas for your green resolutions, it’s time to make the best of the New Year! If you want to learn more throughout the year, check out our Plant Care Guides and our Plant Care Blogs. Remember that any plant purchased from Bloomscape comes with free one-on-one expert advice from our Grow-How® Team.