With COVID on the rise, we are spending more time in our homes than ever before and the popularity of houseplants is at its all time high. There is NASA backed data suggesting that ordinary houseplants can significantly improve the air in our homes. With the proliferation of virus cases, the idea of greenery acting as filters for dangerous toxins and pollutants is more appealing than ever. Caring for those houseplants on a daily basis, on the other hand; can be intimidating for a novice. That’s where experts like Lida Mankovskaya (aka the Repotting Ninja) can help. She makes daily posts on her Instagram page, @spiritplants, that clearly demonstrate a step-by-step process of caring for your green babies. She helps make nurturing plants more enjoyable and a heck of a lot less intimidating.
Watering, pruning, fertilizing, winterizing, repotting, cleaning, and placing is one thing, but what about styling? Lida regularly posts inspirational plant styling ideas. She has converted her urban loft in the heart of San Francisco into a tropical plant oasis. From Pothos to Palms to giant Monsteras, Lida’s plants are nothing short of spectacular. But most of all, she is a master at helping you create the type of atmosphere and vibe that will make you never want to leave your place. It will start with one plant and end with a green oasis of your own.