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    If You Have A Lot Of Houseplants, These 24 Products Might Come In Handy

    Practical things to help you care for your ever ~budding~ plant collection.

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    1. A pack of food spikes to continuously nourish your plants for up to two months — @ anyone who constantly forgets to squirt liquid fertilizer on your green babies.

    A finger pushes a green chalky stake into soil

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow!!!!! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks!! One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.99 (also available in packs of 48 and a bulk pack).

    2. A glass mister (or two) that'll keep your humidity-loving plant's leaves moist and happy.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, uses this spray bottle for her plants. Here's what she had to say:

    Most of my houseplants are from more humid regions, and spraying their leaves helps them look lush and perky, even when the heat or AC is blasting. I know it's pretty weird to be passionate about a spray bottle, but I absolutely need to tell you about this mister. Just holding it in my hands makes me happy. The bottle is made with thick, dark brown glass and the sprayer is a sturdy plastic. The mist itself is evenly dispersed and covers a lot of the leaves' surface at once. Just a few quick sprays will completely douse my lovely green pals. I wish I could hold a ceremony and award this mister a "Best-Made Product Ever" award. My pilea and peace lily would be in attendance and applauding with their little stems. If you love your plants, spoil them with this fantastic mister.

    Get two from Amazon for $19.98.

    3. This copy of How Not to Kill Your Houseplant because it's a helpful guide to consult when the only thing you've ever tried to care for is a simple plastic cactus.

    The book cover

    This has information on 50 different types of popular houseplants along with cute illustrations.

    Promising review: "Very helpful little book, with pictures and descriptions that help identify plants you might have at home, even if you don't know their names. Tells how to care for them and what to do with them if they seem to be having problems. Great book for people who claim they don't have a green thumb." —Anonymous

    Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $11.89 (also available as a Kindle version), Barnes and Noble for $14.99, Bookshop for $13.79 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    4. Or a deck of 35 houseplant care cards for an even more digestible way to quickly learn about the care required for different types of plants.

    The deck of illustrated cards with facts about different plants
    AnotherStudio / Etsy

    You'll receive a pack of 35 cards illustrated with tips for basic plant care (how much to water your plants, how to prevent root rot, how to give them light, how to repot plants, and how to maintain humidity).

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my brother who’s developed a green thumb over the past few years. He loved the cards and didn’t put them down the whole night. Highly recommend for the right someone!" —Brady

    Get it from AnotherStudio on Etsy for $17.85.

    5. A pack of ringed plant stakes to keep the stems of your plants standing tall. It's ideal for plants that tend to slouch, like roses, lilies, sunflowers, and orchids.

    stake with loop at top keeps bulb plant straight up

    Promising review: "These fit perfectly around most of my indoor plants that need help growing in an upright position. The green color blends in with the plant and you don't even notice it's there. If you are trying to use these for much bigger plants, the cage may not fit around the trunk of your plant." —Melissa M.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.59.

    6. This adjustable LED grow light because it'll give your bbys the light source they need if you lack the coveted ☀️SOUTH FACING WINDOW☀️.

    A collection of small plants on table under the light

    Promising review: "This light is perfect in every way. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is growing anything from butterfly pea flowers to sunflowers. My daughter and I started indoor planting as a hobby during this COVID-19 crisis to keep our minds and souls at ease, and what a wonderful experience. We started with the butterfly pea flower trellis plant as an experiment and now have a great variety of plants. The basil once under this light sprouted in two days — totally incredible. Our succulents have grown, and the tomatoes and dwarf sunflowers are looking beautiful. We even have a baby bonsai in the mix that is stunning and healthy. We ordered another light and can’t wait to get it in so we can plant the seedlings we just got in the mail to grow rare succulents and — believe it or not — a fuzzy pink banana tree, LOL." —webyty

    Get it from Amazon for $29.74 (available in two colors).

    7. A set of classic glass bulbs to slowly water your plant over time, so you don't have to keep wondering if you've hydrated your plants enough.

    glass bulb filled with water with long stem that is placed in soil of plant

    Promising review: "I have been trying to grow hydrangeas for years. I’ve killed every hydrangea I’ve brought home up until now. In fact these watering globes are the only thing keeping my hydrangeas alive and they’re flourishing! Also I killed a fiddle-leaf fig tree, exchanged it for a new one and again this system is what’s making it flourish! I just check to make sure the bulbs aren’t empty and refill when needed. I’m using two outside and one indoor. Will definitely be buying more!" —T. Dhont

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. This plant care tracker if you're a busy plant parent who sometimes forgets whether you've tended to your plants this week.

    The tracker with spaces for plants and for marking whether you've watered them weekly for a year
    TheCuriousCactus / Etsy

    Promising review: "Very cute and helpful! This might save my plants from my terrible lack of attention!" —Luna Scent

    Get it from TheCuriousCactus on Etsy for $3.93.

    9. An insect-killing soap to rid your poor infested plant of aphids, earwigs, grasshoppers, harlequin bugs, and other creepy crawlies.

    green spray bottle in front of plants

    Promising review: "This stuff has been the ONLY spray to get rid of the cotton mealybugs that were all over just about all of my 40+ houseplants! Neem oil did nothing, despite what the internet says, and I tried another 'organic' spray, which decimated all my beautiful calatheas. I used this twice on each plant, a week apart, and the bugs are GONE, and haven't returned (it's been about six weeks since I started spraying with this). I have been struggling with this problem for a year! I am so relieved, cause those bugs spread to everything." —Meghan Abel

    Get it from Amazon for $24.89+ (also available as a pack of six).

    10. This Leaflow device that'll help you get a steady stream of water into the pot instead of all over your countertop.

    a leaf-shaped funnel that connects to side of pot

    Promising review: "These work so well and blend in quite nicely with my large round planter with various herbs. It’s placed near windows in a corner sink area that is hard to reach easily so these are perfect for directing the water where it's needed." —Diana

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A suuuuper stylish three-tier plant stand so you don't have to just keep your plants clustered together in a corner of the floor — it even takes your home decor to new ~heights~.

    three tier plant stand with thin white legs and natural wood surfaces

    Promising review: "Absolutely wonderful plant stand, very sturdy and modern. My mother loved it so much so purchased one for her too." —Javalina

    Get it from Novogratz at Target for $58.49.

    12. Or this set of geometric ceramic planters for a colorful way to dress up bare walls AND get your small plants off the countertop where your cat can easily knock 'em over.


    Promising review: "The pots look great, they're textured and the same sizes and colors as pictured. There is a small hole in the back for a nail to hang them on the wall. I hung them up in the same arrangement as advertised and it looks nice." —Dan

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $54.99.

    13. A set of sticky-stake insect traps to trap any pesky suckers that have been inhabiting your plant children for far too long. This traps gnats, thrips, and fruit flies.,

    Promising review: "Holy cow these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new houseplant, plus repotted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98+ (also available as a pack of 12).

    14. Or this organic gnat killer that'll control the amount of pests buzzing about your plant friend with just a few spritzes.

    A bottle of the pesticide on a countertop
    LlamaAndCo / Etsy

    This is a Neem-based pest killer that should work for getting rid of aphids, mites, leaf hoppers, white flies, mealybugs, thrips, caterpillars, and scales.

    Get it from LlamaAndCo on Etsy for $19.99.

    15. A free-standing plant shelving unit so you can display your medium-to-large sized plants in a more organized way.

    Promising review: "The rack was exactly what we needed. I was afraid it might be too small, but all the plant shelves are generously sized and accommodate all of our pots with room to spare. Assembly was straight-forward. My wife and I had it put together in about 25 minutes." —Steven K

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    16. This self-watering hanging planter designed to keep a reservoir of water to hydrate your plant throughout the week.

    Promising review: "Works great — no more overwatering my plant. Easy-to-see floating red stick indicating water level. Looks nice too. Well-made using quality materials. I would definitely buy it again. Hung it in the bath area and looks really nice." —Dawn

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in six colors).

    17. A set of two pretty pots perfect for petite plants (try saying that five times fast). Once they've sprouted roots, you can easily transfer them into pots like these.

    Two white pots with dark blue designs on them
    TheNextGardenerInc / Etsy

    Promising review: "These pots are so nice! They are the perfect size for succulents or a smaller plant. They shipped very fast and the owner was so kind and made sure everything arrived perfectly." —Robin Jaffe

    Get them from TheNextGardenerInc on Etsy for $20.99.

    18. A pebble tray that'll give your more finicky plants the humidity they require when you aren't watering them.

    reviewer's bonsai tree sitting on pebble tray with tape measurer showing it's eight inches long

    Just fill the tray with water and the included pebbles and then set your plant on top. The water is slowly evaporate and add some humidity to the air around your plants.

    Promising review: "I bought a Weeping Willow from Brussel’s Bonsai. After I checked out, I realized I needed a humidity tray. I came across this one and ordered it. I set it up by unwrapping the tray and opening the bag of rocks. I spread the bag of rocks in the tray. It was plenty to cover the entire tray. Yesterday, the Willow arrived and I set it on the tray — the size is perfection! It received its first watering today and the water did not overflow in the tray. I'm really happy with both purchases." —Code Alpha

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. This liquid plant food because it's pretty much a multi-vitamin for your houseplant. Just a couple of drops can help put your green little buddy on the right track to growing big and strong.

    This works for all indoor and outdoors plants to encourage new growth. Just add seven drops to your watering can before watering.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a money tree plant that my cat ate all the leaves and completely destroyed. The first pic was a week or so after using the fertilizer as recommended, on April 7, and the second is May 4. Of course I keep away from my cat at this point. Highly recommended fertilizer!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. A set of five plastic pots to house your next round of tiny plant children (because you can never have too many green babes!!).

    The small white plant pots
    TheNextGardenerInc / Etsy

    Promising review: "These pots were AWESOME!!! They came with plugs to use indoor or outside. I love them!!!!" —Krista

    Get a pack of five from TheNextGardenerInc on Etsy for $15.49+ (available in three colors).

    21. This self-watering, self-aerating planter to keep your thirsty plants happy. Plus, it's so pretty that no one would ever know you're barely lifting a finger to keep your plant thriving.,

    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    22. A soil tester so you can keep tabs on the moisture level of your soil with ease. It's as easy as just popping it into the soil and looking at the color-coded meter.

    The moisture meter in front of a windowsill full of plants

    Promising review: "Have you bought new plants and someone at the nursery or on the internets tell you to water once a week or two weeks? Well, guess what, your plants don't dry out on a schedule like that all year round. It depends on its environment. How much light it's getting, how hot and humid its surrounding is, what kind of soil and pot it's in. If you're a total newbie or you're just really into plants even after a series of failures like I was, then you need this moisture meter! It will tell you exactly when your plants need water. It'll stop you from killing that seventh string of pearls, whose six predecessors you drowned because you were just born to overwater. It will help you water that fiddle-leaf fig you love even though it's so 2016 (It's OK. I have two.) I have this simple moisture meter and another one that measures light, moisture and pH. I have two just because I have plants scattered all throughout the house and I don't wanna walk up and down the steps to get one. They're both useful to have." —MJ

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in green and black).

    23. This expandable wall gardening system that'll beautifully display all the small plants you currently have lined up on the floor in a corner of your living room.

    A reviewer's patio wall with the hanging system, filled with thriving plants

    It's modular so you can expand horizontally or vertically. And if you decide to use this outdoors, It has a built-in dripper system you can connect right to your hose so you don't need to worry about watering.

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! I have always grown herbs and had a garden the traditional way (in pots or in a garden bed). I love these because my husband and I travel a lot, so we're able to hook these babies up to a water source and timer...and voila!!!! Plants are stayin' alive! I bought three panels, but am going to order more and do a whole wall of the house." —Yee Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $65+ (also available as a set of four).

    24. And a pack of adorable bamboo plant markers so you can remember which pot houses which plant without having to rack your brain every time.

    A reviewer using the markers in small pots with punny phrases

    Promising review: "I am so pleased with these garden markers! I had been looking for some that I could write on myself since I have a variety of herbs and wanted to write puns in marker. I love that this set came with so many sticks and a Sharpie to write with!! They are the perfect addition to any garden! Totally worth the price too!" —Thompgirl

    Get a pack of 60 markers from Amazon for $12.99.

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