Britt Parish with plants

Q&A With A Plant Expert - Botanicallybe

Get ready to meet your new plant bestie! We recently caught up with Britt and got the scoop on her plant care journey, favorite tips, and yep, even her epic plant fails. It's like a juicy gossip session, but with plants!

So, grab your cozy socks and a cup of tea, because this chat is about to get leafy and lovely.

How did your journey as a plant parent begin? What sparked your interest in owning and caring for plants?

Mu journey started as a kid when I got to tend to my grandmother‘s magical garden. She grew everything and I got to learn about gardening and enjoy the fruits of our labor. But my houseplant journey didn’t begin until 2020 when I was looking for a positive outlet during some of the hardest times that were going on in the world. It went from having a couple of plants to over 100 in less than a year and through that I had many learning experiences that I was later able to share with others.

What was your biggest mistake when you first got into plants?

Biggest mistake that I made when I first got into plants was overwatering. Most new plants parents make this mistake, and I found myself watering too frequently and even killed a few plants. From that point on, I decided to be a student and engulf myself in information about plants and how to keep them alive.

What is your favorite plant to recommend to beginner plant parents and why?

My favorite plant to recommend to a beginner is a snake plant, especially if you’re a neglectful plant parent. They are really low maintenance, drought tolerant, and can grow in just about any environment. I feel they are great starter plant to boost your confidence as a beginner.

What's your favorite We The Wild product and why?

My favorite We The Wild product has to be the Protect spray. I love the smell and that it even gives a little bit of feed to the foliage. My plants love it and they also stay beautiful and shiny from it.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting their own journey as a plant parent?

My biggest piece of advice to someone just starting their plant parenthood journey is to embrace and accept that you are going to kill some plants. And it’s not a bad thing if you look at it from a learning perspective and have the want to understand and educate yourself. I feel that’s what helps you become a great parent and as sad as it is, one of the best ways to learn.

What's next in your plant parent journey?

What’s next in my plant parenthood journey is to continue to educate and inspire new and experienced plant parents. My lifelong mission is to get everyone that encounters me to have a plant thrive in their home!

Where can people find you online to follow your plant care journey!?

Anything else you want to share with our audience of budding greenthumbs?

“Plants take care of you, if you take care of them” 🌱

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