easy care plants

anonymous asked:

what are some essentials for starting uni? like for a dorm, stationary supplies etc??

I’m not sure what to recommend exactly but I can tell you what my essentials are, I move around a lot and have done ever since I first moved to uni. Try to take only the bare minimum, you’ll accumulate things whilst you’re away :–)


stationery, I currently use:

room essentials:

  • a cruelty-free double duvet + two really good pillows
    • I am obsessed with my duvet, I went around the shop scrunching every one until I found the one closest to real down. good sleep is really really important!
    • even if the bed at your accommodation is a single, a double duvet can fold or hang over the side, whereas a single duvet might have to be replaced if you move to a new place that has a double bed
  • a blanket or throw
  • a desk light / a bedside light
  • an easy-to-care for indoor plant that purifies the air
    • try: dracaena, sanseveria, ficus, spathiphyllum
  • a medicine tin with standard painkillers, effervescent vitamin c, savlon, indigestion tablets, tiger balm and other bits you might need (remember to take your anti-allergy tablets, inhaler, etc.)
  • cafetiére / pourover / teapot and a kettle
  • speaker(s) (pack headphones too… don’t be that neighbour)
  • printed photos of your friends and family, artwork, posters, or a small rug will make you feel instantly more at home – put them up with washi tape though so you don’t mark the walls!

other stuff

  • if you share a kitchen: instead of taking a big set with lots of plates, try going to your local market or charity / secondhand shop and buy just two small plates, two small bowls and some knives and forks. this way, you’ll have more space in the kitchen + be able to tell which are yours, as well as nice memories of going to those places in your hometown before moving
  • if you share a bathroom: invest in a toiletries bag, then you don’t have to leave all your stuff in the bathroom if you don’t want to

Finally, my mum’s advice to me: take something, or a few things, that are really old and you’ve had for ages. It can be tempting to take university as a ‘fresh start’, and you should, but if you take at least one thing – maybe a bag, or pencil case – that you’ve loved for years, it might make you feel more grounded if things get overwhelming.

I am so excited for you, good luck at university and I hope you really enjoy it.

welcome to plant hell

Planted tanks seem pretty daunting at first when you decide to take the leap and get into them. It’s hard to know where to start when you don’t really know anything about the topic at all, and there’s a lot of information about lighting, fertilizers, substrate…it can get a little overwhelming. 

This isn’t meant to be an in-depth guide, this is meant to be something that can point you into the right direction for when you first start out with plants, kinda like a Planting 101.

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Ghost Euphorbia (Euphorbia lactea)

This listing is for a rooted 4 inch Ghost Euphorbia cutting. This plant is a very slow grower and fairly rare. A great plant for a collector. It is in excellent condition. Euphorbias are sturdy and easy to care for plants that like bright light and don’t require frequent watering. This cutting is listed for $8 and all plants are shipped bare-rooted with the utmost care. 

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anonymous asked:

florist!mingyu would make my dreams come true

  • is the apprentice of a local florist and is way more excited about flowers than the usual teenage male but it’s so cute
  • is always advising old women on what kinds of flowers will be good for their gardens, always warning dog and cat owners about poisonous plants, basically being the cutest most thoughtful florist e v e r 
  • arranges the flowers outside into cute little displays in the morning, once made a bunny out of flowers for spring and then a cute ghost out of flowers when it was nearing halloween 
  • loves when kids stop by because he puts flowers in their hair and they get all giggly and shout about how much they love uncle flower mingyu hehu
  • you come by one day because you’re interested in a little house plant for your new room and mingyu is like hello ^^ and you’re like omg so tall like a palm tree and mingyu is like oh we don’t sell palm trees here and you’re like no no that’s not what i- whatever do you have like easy to take care of plants??
  • and mingyu’s like we do!! you’re a beginner?? i can tell you all about growing flowers!!! and he gets so excited it’s charming
  • but basically he helps you pick out a nice little potted fern and he’s like this is the easiest, so once you take care of this one come back and we can get you something more pretty- like tulips or maybe lilies?? no that might be too advance-
  • and you’re like hehe ok ill come back but florist mingyu makes you pinky promise him and before you leave he’s like oh wait here you go 
  • and he puts a flower in your hair and you’re like oh;;;;; and he’s like ah~ it’s as cute as i expected 
advice that works for me at least

Clean your room. Organize shit. Do your laundry.
Wash your face. Get a nice scrub and scrub the shit out of it once or twice a week. Get a nice minty feeling face wash too.
Find an easy to make meal other than frozen foods and make it your go to (I loveee toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches with pesto)
Go for a long walk in the woods to think and relax
Get easy to take care of plants and put some around the house/room
Take 15 minutes to give yourself a nice manicure
find the most relaxing incense/candle you can and light it
Plan out a cute outfit for tomorrow so you won’t be rushing in the morning
Make a room super comfortable and just draw. No matter how shitty you think it turns out. Hang it up
Make plans for the future. Nothing big. Just little details like I want a garden or I want to have flowers in every room
Make a go to play list on YouTube/your phone
Clean out your bag
There’s probably more but whatever. This is just my little list of shit that makes me feel better about life

anonymous asked:

what are some really easy plants to care for? i love plants but i can never figure out what they need and i need something a little less high maintenance

Aloe Vera, Sempervirens, Ajuga, Delosperma, Silene, Sedum, Agapanthus.