The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Houseplant Care

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It makes perfect sense that the pandemic has seen a run on houseplants. We all want to bring more life to our homes, to feel the beauty and hope of another intelligence. Plants remind us that we are part of nature and, despite all we’ve done, that nature still works. Or can work, with a little care.

“It’s a total relationship,” says Mickey Hargitay, Los Angeles’ go-to expert, whose shop, Mickey Hargitay Plants, has been booming unlike any other period during in its 42 years in business. “In the last couple years, it’s been refreshing to see so many people experiencing it. Once you get to know your plant, you can definitely learn to speak the language.”