Am now officially a plant-centric Instagram account. This one goes out to my beautiful epiphytic cacti. When I started keeping plants, I didn't really understand that despite being inside my home, the plants came from specific environments that would need to be emulated to ensure their health. I started with succulents that came from hot, dry environments, and they would perish quickly, as I did not realize that I was overwatering, and that the soil was not draining. I thought I could not take care of plants, like many who call themselves "plant killers". Years would pass, and I would acquire Epipremnum aureum cuttings from a friend's mother. Tropical in origin, they did not mind my watering habits, and they were probably in better soil. This gave me the confidence to try more plants, and I would fail again. Several times. But my E. aureums remained healthy. I realized that I am a doting plant parent, I want to water, I want to mist, I want to trim. So I got plants that want lots of water, that want to be misted, that like to be trimmed. You would be surprised that there truly is a plant for most situations, for most people, even self-proclaimed "plant killers". The cacti in this picture are indeed succulents, but succulents that live in rainforests. They tolerate my watering habits, they want to be misted, they respond excellently to trimming. Sorry for the long post, but when I see people become frustrated with themselves over a dead plant, it reminds me of how I got started, and I hope that they don't give up.
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