Welcome y’all! Do you have trouble remembering when and how to fertilize your indoor plants, or how much water to give it? I sure do. We all have full lives that take our attention, and remembering plant care details is probably not our highest priority. I have over 50 indoor plants, and that doesn’t include the numerous cacti, succulents and air plants. The total always changes as I give away propagations or purchase new ones. So how in the world do I remember who got what, and what to do for who?
I’ve got a little trick and I want to share it with you – a free printable Indoor Plant Care Summary. It has helped me take better care of my plants, and I hope it will help you out, too. Whether you have a huge collection, or just a couple, this free printable will keep you on track and ensure that your plants thrive. I’ve been an indoor plant enthusiast for more years than I’m ever going to confess, but I still can’t remember all those details without notes.
The printable has boxes to check so I don’t have to write every little detail. This saves time and ensures that I create a page when I adopt a new plant. If I had to write out everything, I probably wouldn’t keep on top of it. The boxes cover the amount of light, water and soil requirements, along with propagation methods. I added a toxicity section of boxes to the indoor plant care summary last year, after my cousin’s cat died from eating one of her plants. So sad.
What I like the most about this printable is the fertilization section. Some plants don’t want any fertilizer, some want it weak, and some require special fertilizers. That is the most confusing and impossible area to remember. It also includes the date last fertilized. I don’t want to burn the roots by over feeding. There’s also a section at the bottom of the page for notes. These usually include the date when a plant has flowered, if I had to treat it for insects, if it needs a dark dormancy period, when I transplanted it into a larger pot, etc.
When we visited the Missouri Botanical Garden last weekend for the Orchid Show, they were selling lots of orchids. I didn’t purchase any because I just didn’t trust that my environment was suitable. But did I walk out empty handed? Nope, not me. A beautiful Lipstick Plant was calling my name. I’ve never owned one and had no idea how to care for it. Once home, I did my research and filled out the indoor plant care summary. Now I won’t have to memorize it’s requirements, or spend time researching again.
I hope the indoor plant care summary will help you be able to take better care of your plants with greater ease.