Do you find yourself talking to your plants more than your pets or even your significant other? Have you ever rearranged your furniture at 2 in the morning just to accommodate that new fern you brought home? If the answer is a resounding “yes,” then you, my friend, might be more than just a casual plant lover. You might be on the brink of crossing over to the wild side of houseplant obsession, and rightly so.
Welcome to the lush, green world of plant parenthood, where houseplants are more than just decorative pieces in pots. They’re like family members, and your home is their tropical paradise. If you agree with this, it is safe to say that you find utter joy in having the company of a leafy friend. But how do you know for sure if your passion for green companions has reached the point of no return? Don’t worry; we are here to help you with that.
In this blog, we will dive deep into ten unmistakable signs you’ve crossed over to the green side. So, keep reading to know whether you have become truly smitten with houseplants or not!
You Speak the Plant Language
You’ve mastered the art of communicating with your houseplants. Well, at least that’s what you like to think! You can tell if your ficus needs a drink by how it droops its leaves, and you can just sense that your peace lily is upset about being moved. You’ve even given them names – Larry the Lavender, Fernanda the Fern, and Cedric the Cactus. Conversations with your green buddies are a regular occurrence in your home, and you’re convinced they understand you, even if it’s just a bunch of uh-ohs and coos.
And let’s not forget those pep talks you give them when they’re having a bad leaf day. “Come on, Larry, show those leaves some confidence!”
Your Love Your Plant Shopping Adventures
Your plant-shopping sprees are wilder than a treasure hunt! Seriously, you hit nurseries with the same excitement as a kid in a candy shop. Your phone’s camera roll is just a gallery of your leafy crushes, and your plant wishlist is longer than your regular grocery list. And it’s a known fact that you spend more time hunting for plants than clothes, be it when buying plants online in Kolkata or hitting a local nursery in Mumbai.
You’re so devoted to your plant family that sometimes you catch yourself worrying about going into debt for the sake of them. But hey, who needs a savings account when you can have a plant collection that’s the envy of the neighbourhood? Just kidding, but you just have no impulse control! If all this sounds like your jam, my friend, the answer is as clear as daylight- You are in love- but with your plants!
Your Home Is a Green Wonderland
Do I even need to elaborate on this? Have you ever visited a fellow plant lover’s home and not been greeted by a lush sea of greenery? It is the same with you: walking into your home feels like entering a tropical paradise! You’ve got lush foliage in every nook and cranny- a hanging pothos in the bathroom, a snake plant in the hallway, and a monstera that’s taken over the living room. In fact, your friends often say entering your home is like walking into a greenhouse, but instead of being alarmed, you take it as a compliment.
The Local Nursery Knows You by Name
You’re on a first-name basis with everyone at the local nursery. Funnily, they know all about your plant preferences, watering habits, and favourite plant puns. And when you walk in, they already have a shopping cart ready for you. In fact, you’ve even considered moving closer to the nursery just for convenience.
Your relationship with the nursery staff is so tight that you’ve started inviting them to your plant-themed parties. They’re practically honorary members of your leafy fan club!
You’re a Propagation Pro
Propagating plants is not just a skill; it’s an art form for you. You’ve got jars of cuttings on your windowsill and constantly checking for root development. You’ve gifted propagated plant babies to all your friends and proudly announced that your plant lineage is growing. Your houseplants have become matchmakers, and you’re the proud parent of many plant families. All in all, you have officially become the plant whisperer in your social circle and absolutely adore that validation from your loved ones.
Instagram Is Your Plant Diary
Your Instagram feed is like a dedicated plant journal. You post daily updates on your plant babies – their new leaves, their first blooms, and even their occasional mood swings. You even use your own hashtag – #PlantsWithPersonality -in your posts because, let’s face it, your plants sometimes throw more tantrums than some Hollywood actors!
Your followers may have started following you for your selfies, but now they’re hooked on your plant updates. And, honestly, you also love having them around as you get to rave about your plant babies!
You Dream of a Greenhouse
You eat, sleep and dream about having a greenhouse. Just having it as a part of your imagination is not cutting it anymore, so you’re now actively planning one. You’ve researched the perfect spot in your backyard, drawn up blueprints, and even calculated how much it would cost.
You’ve even created a vision board for your greenhouse, complete with pictures of rare plants and a comfy chair where you can sit and admire your leafy kingdom. Friends and family are beginning to think you’re crazy, but that doesn’t matter because you know it’ll be more than just a dream one day!
Congratulations, you’re officially a houseplant enthusiast if you’ve nodded your head in agreement with any of these signs. So, embrace that fact and let your green thumb flourish. Remember, there’s no such thing as too many houseplants. So, go ahead and add a few more to your leafy family. After all, who can resist those vibrant, green temptations, right? Happy planting!
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