What's up guys, Plant Man P here.
I've decided to take a stab (non violently, of course) at writing blogs. For the first blog entry, my topic will be about What Houseplants Mean To Us. I will discuss, in depth, why we have so many plants and what the significance is between houseplants and our life.
The feeling you get coming into an indoor place filled with green... why not bring that feeling into your home? Now, people do say that plants help the air quality in your place but I've read somewhere that you actually need like 1,000 plants for them to even make a difference. - challenge accepted
Houseplants provide us with calmness, responsibility, and joy. We are true believers that plant care is self care (not a plug for our shirts that we made).
It is essentially a form of therapy where you can destress from anything going on, and take in joy. Watering your plants, cleaning off their leafs, pruning the not so hot looking ones, take a cutting and turn that into more plants, while you're at it, even talking to them.
The ability to watch something you take care of, grow and become something so healthy and fruitful is a feeling that is so rewarding. Word is that children do that too.. that's next. We'll keep you updated on that.
No matter what your background is in life, there's a houseplant for you. I'm not the toughest guy in the streets nor did I come from the roughest background but if you were to tell me I was going to be this deep into the plant community five years ago, I would've looked at you crazy. I'm glad I am though, I believe I can truly say houseplants have changed my life.
The business side of this came on the way back home from our 9 to 5. This was also soon after Nipsey Hussle passed away. If you knew who Nip was, you knew how inspiring and business minded he was, so I took this page out of his book. I was thinking of a way that PLP (Plant Lady P) and I could create together, do things together, and make income together. One day, I decided to make an instagram for our plants. A few months pass and plants organically became that thing for us. Our hobby became a huge part of our life and now we just so happened to figure out a way to make a profit out of it.
In the midst of finding something we could do together, I found myself. I've never been more happier. I mean, of course there still are up's and downs, but looking at the bigger picture, I'm definitely the happiest I've ever been and I owe it all to plants.
There wasn't necessarily a blueprint to follow. At the time, I didn't know another Dominican and Puerto Rican guy with a beard and dreads that was as into plants as I was. The fact that buying one Dieffenbachia created something that could very well become a full time "job" for PLP and I is insane to me.
So I say all that to say this, houseplants mean growth. Houseplants mean love. Houseplants mean togetherness. Houseplants mean happiness. Houseplants mean peace. Houseplants mean belonging. Houseplants mean the world to us, and with our platforms, we are trying to share that experience with you. Hopefully with what we're doing, we can inspire the next person to purchase a plant, take a page out of our book and create something that makes them happy.
What do houseplants mean to you?