Nobody is born with a green thumb, but if you are like us, you probably wouldn’t be able to live without house plants. We want you to get the best experience caring for house plants and seeing them flourish flower and fruit.
So, You Finally Gave in and Brought That Plant Home from the Local Nursery… Now What?
However, as most people realize, once they start caring for sprouts, live plants, and sowing seeds, it’s not always that easy to care for plants. Some people even think that they have brown thumbs and they will kill every plant they come across.
And there’s a degree of truth in these types of thinking. Give your plant the wrong care, such as overwatering or underwatering it, or using the wrong kind of soil, and it dies. A lot of times, your once healthy plant is showing signs of distress, and you don’t know what to do.
Don’t fret. Our team of experts will help you not only nurse your plant back to health but also prevent it from being anything but healthy. Potted Well will teach you how to do everything from choosing the right type of soil to knowing when to plant or a transplant, right down to taking care of your plants over the winter.
We have an extensive list of plants, their specific care guides, and all the how-tos you need to help you develop that green thumb.
So whether you decide to grow satin pothos, orchids, philodendrons, succulents, and cacti, or monsteras, we have the guide for you. These extensive how-to guides will help you learn more about the specific plant species you’re interested in, including:
- How to identify them
- How to grow them from seeds
- What kind of soil they require to grow healthy
- How to propagate them
- The amount of sun, water, and fertilizer they need, plus other growing tips
- Other plants that will grow in the same pot
- The pests and diseases you should watch out for
Part of our mission is to make it easier for you to source the plants you want. And this is why we also share the online retailers we love. If you’ve always wanted to know where to buy the best quality seeds, seedlings, or even live plants, then you simply must read our guides.
What’s more, we give you the lowdown on the cutest, most affordable, and most appropriate pots and planters. Whether it’s pots that will pop right out and accentuating your indoor space or planters that will go great with your existing decor, we find it for you.
Minimalist? Nordic? All white? We will test them out and tell you where you can buy only the best pots and planter without doing the legwork yourself. Stay tuned for our recommendations on the best pots that follow a certain theme, or just the best planters, period.
Plants in Water? We Talk About Them, As Well!
Other times, you don’t even need or want your plants to be in the soil. We can guide you into your own journey into hydroponics or growing your plants in water.
Hydroponics is a novel way of growing your plants. Some people avoid using soil or non-soil alternatives inside their homes, while others like the idea of maximizing what little space they have. And for them, hydroponics is the way to go.
However, one challenge with hydroponics is that the mechanisms differ. You will need a different kind of setup, relearn how to start and feed your plants. And it offers an entirely different process than what you’re used to.
Our team of plant experts will teach you the basics of owning and maintaining your hydroponics systems. Plus, we can assist you in choosing plants that can grow well without soil.
In short, Potted Well aims to be your go-to source for everything plant-related, whether they are rooted in soil, hanging from your ceilings, or living happily in the water.
Plant with Us… With Confidence
Being a plant parent can be quite confusing for beginners. There are just too many varieties of must-have plants to choose from. What we offer is all the information you need to grow happy, healthy, and thriving plants.
We want you to find the plants that will be easy to care for if that’s your thing. Or we can help you with the unforgiving and demanding ones that need specialized attention and care.
With our extensive guides on all sorts of plants, whether they live indoors, outdoors, or in water, you don’t have to lose sleep and hope to keep your plants alive.
How This Works
Potted Well’s team of plant lovers draws on their own experiences with specific plant species. We also talk to experts, research available literature, and even try things out to ensure that you have all the best information from credible sources.
From time to time, we hear about products such as fertilizers, insecticides, planters, and pots that interest us. We buy them and test them out and even figure out how to best use them.
As good plant parents, we record everything that happens. If one plant is attacked by aphids, we test out different insecticides and other products to get rid of them. Then recommend only those that actually worked and didn’t harm the plant.
The person who actually does the mini-experiments will be the one to write the articles you read, helped by the rest of the team and our editors. After a while, the piece is updated to keep the information current and accommodate our readers’ questions.
We also check out products and growing tips suggested by our readers. If these turn out to be useful, the article is likewise updated.
And oh, we know that you’re amazing. It takes a selfless heart and genuine love for plants to be able to care for them. We’re happy to help make sure that your plants grow healthy, thrive, and stay with you over the years.
Our Core Values
Caring, environmentalism, trustworthiness, passion, and patience.
Shaleena comes from a long line of Midwestern farmers who have a knack for working fields and cultivating gardens. One of her favorite memories is helping her grandma with her backyard garden. That’s how she learned how to plow the soil, sow the seeds, and tend each type of plant. She was also privileged to learn some gardening techniques while living in the tropical islands of Papua New Guinea. No matter where she’s lived, she has always found pleasure in work with her hands to grow beautiful plants and tasty produce.
Alvin admits to not having a green thumb and has spent decades not really minding plants at all. But he swears he can grow them. He takes it upon himself to pick up the plants his wife has neglected and he claims these babies have flourished under his care. He has named his windowsill the ICU for dying plant and is an advocate of (recycled) container gardening
Courtney is an avid homesteader and gardener who plants spring and fall plots every year. She enjoys teaching her two small children about the simple joys of growing flowers and food the whole family can enjoy. This year, they grew their first watermelon!