Magenta Artist, Angela Staehling, painting in her home.
The Indoor Plant Trend
We've been so excited about the indoor plant trend. From two-way mugs, planters, garden sticks and bud vases, we can't get enough! We recognize that becoming a plant parent can feel a bit overwhelming. We reached out to our artist, Angela Staehling, creator of the Plant Life Collection to get some advice. Angela has quite the green thumb and here she chats general plant tips, great starter plant ideas and common mistakes to avoid killing your leafy friends.
Whether you’re ready to commit to a full plant collection or you just want a great accent plant, there’s a way for everyone to take part in plant life.
Angela Staehling watering her plants at home.
Plant Tips with Angela Staehling
"Love plants but don’t know where to start? Have no fear! Raising plant babies is not as hard as you think! Most plants only need four things to stay alive (besides your love, of course!)
And surprisingly, there are a few easy-to-care-for plants that don’t even need all four of those elements. Lucky you!
One thing to keep in mind about plants is “less is more”. While we all have a tendency to smother our plants with love, food, and water, sometimes we can overdo it.
Best practice is to learn your plant’s growing conditions and stick to those guidelines. Don’t be too hard on yourself, as sometimes a plant’s life cycle just comes to an end. Also, any slight modifications to your environment can make a world of difference. For example, maybe your plant is getting too many cool drafts from a window or an air conditioner? Maybe your soil has become too compacted and can benefit from a little loosening with a fork or chopstick? Looser soils help oxygen and water travel more easily to the roots. Or lastly, maybe you haven’t fertilized enough and your plant is simply lacking some key nutrients?
"Don’t be intimated by growing your own plants. You will feel much rewarded for keeping a happy, healthy houseplant! Start with an easy one, like a Pilea or Monstera, and you might just be surprised at how easy it is! Before you know it, you might find yourself inching closer to #plantaddiction! Happy planting!" - Angela Staehling
Shop the Plant Life Collection
This unique two-way mug works as a planter too!
These lighthearted garden sticks are the perfect addition to compliment your indoor or outdoor plants.