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Too Many Houseplants?

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

A somewhat unexpected trend this past year has been an increased interest in
owning houseplants. Decades ago, our parents’ homes were filled with pots of
ferns, flowers, and even trees. This décor element is back! No longer are plants
relegated to the herb pot in the kitchen. As we strive to use more natural décor
products, homes are once again filled with living design features.
But have you gone too far?

10 Signs You Have Too Many Houseplants

  1. You live in a jungle – Boho designs often include plants, but if you’re
    pushing aside leaves to walk around your home, you’ve gone too far.
  2. You panic when you see a dead leaf – Remember, leaves do die to make
    room for new growth.
  3. You have “plant babies” – Do you hire a plant-sitter for weekend trips?
  4. Your plants have names – Are you inviting friends to a Zoom birthday for
    your rhododendron? This could be a problem.
  5. You have a plant wall – Have you replaced your bookshelves or family
    photos with a wall of plants?
  6. You talk to your plants – As long as they don’t talk back, you could still be
  7. You post throwback plant pictures – Nobody needs to see your monthly
    plant milestone pictures on social media. “Remember when it was just a
    little seedling? Aww…”
  8. You take plant family selfies – You might have too many plants if every
    selfie includes your plant family.
  9. You have a plant tattoo – Is your favorite plant immortalized on your
  10. You have a favorite plant – Enough said, you have too many plants.
    It’s good to “go green”; houseplants can purify our air, improve our mood, and
    bring a taste of the outdoors inside. But if your home looks like it needs
    trimming—or mowing—you may have too many houseplants.

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