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Indoor Plants, HOUSEPLANTS, GROW YOUR OWN, Lifestyle

DIY Plant Sitting

March 9, 2024

Indoor plants

Are you a frequent traveler or someone with a busy schedule, constantly on the go? Do you find yourself longing to bring the beauty of nature indoors but worry about leaving your plants unattended?


Whether you’re a jet setter or simply a busy bee, incorporating indoor plants into your home décor doesn’t have to be daunting. With some creativity and planning, you can create a DIY plant-sitting setup that will keep your leafy companions thriving and your home looking lush, even when you’re away.

Why Choose Indoor Plants?

Besides adding a touch of natural beauty to your home décor, indoor plants offer many benefits. They improve air quality, boost mood and productivity, and even reduce stress. With so many varieties to choose from, there’s a perfect plant for every space; here is a list of low-maintenance indoor plants:

DIY Plant Sitting Setup

Let’s dive into how you can create your own DIY plant-sitting setup. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started:


Bottom watering: Before leaving, submerge your plant so the roots can absorb their desired amount of water. Only leave your plant(s) in the water for 15-30 minutes so the plants do not flood or develop root rot.


Self-Watering Systems: Invest in self-watering planters. These systems slowly release water to the plant’s roots, ensuring they stay hydrated even when you’re away.

Automatic Plant Waterers: These devices automatically water your plant depending on humidity, even when you are away. These devices are small pumps to transport water from nearby, water-filled cups.


Smart Plant Sensors: Consider using smart plant sensors that monitor soil moisture, light levels, and temperature. These devices connect to your smartphone, allowing you to monitor and adjust the conditions of your plants remotely.


Plant Sitters: Enlist the help of a trusted friend, neighbor, or professional plant sitter to care for your plants while you’re away. Provide them with clear instructions on watering, light requirements, and other specific care needs.


Grow Lights: If your home lacks natural light, invest in grow lights that mimic the sun’s natural spectrum. These lights can be set on timers to give your plants the right amount of light, even when you’re not home.


With creativity and the right tools, maintaining indoor plants can be a manageable task, even for those with busy lifestyles. By incorporating DIY plant-sitting techniques into your home, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of indoor plants while ensuring they thrive, no matter where your adventures take you. Greenify your space and embark on your next adventure with peace of mind, knowing your leafy companions are in good hands.