Let’s have a houseplant swap in the library during the month of January!
With your holiday decorations put away, you can keep your home vibrant and cheerful with houseplants. Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but studies show they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants.
-All plants and cuttings should be healthy and pest-free
-Any full plants you plan to swap should be in pots you’re prepared to part with
-For cuttings, use a sharp knife or shears, taking care not to crush the stem.
-When taking cuttings of most leafy plants, cut low enough on the stem to leave 3-4 leaf nodes, or sets of leaves, intact. Other plants can be propagated from one leaf, sections of leaves, or simply dividing new plantlets off the mother plant, depending on the plant.
-Place cuttings in water immediately, or wrap in a wet paper towel and place in a plastic bag. This is not necessary for cuttings that need to callus over, like succulents, cacti, sansevieria, etc.
-Bring small containers, or plastic bags to the swap, to hold your new cuttings. We’ll have water available to fill the containers.
-If possible, please label your cuttings with the plant name and care instructions or any tips.