I got a plant for my birthday from my grandparents at the end of May. I’m not a plant person. I don’t think I can really keep anything alive, except for myself, which was a big concern of mine when I moved out last year.
There’s a small garden plot next to my garage (and one on the other side of the walkway against the other garages) and thankfully, one of my neighbors takes care of the two plots. I’d have to pull out whatever was there and just maintain a nice dirt patch if I was responsible for it.
So I was a bit worried when I got the plant for my birthday; I thought I’d keep it alive for a couple of weeks and then it would die, but it’s going strong four months later.
I don’t know exactly what kind of plant it is—I think it’s a succulent—and as long as it wants to stay alive, I’ll try my best to keep it alive. I water it about once a week or when I notice the dirt is dry, and I’ll pull out any dead-looking leaves. For some reason, it started to grow the vines out of the pot over the past few months, and I’m just rolling with it.
I don’t get a ton of sun in my condo—if anything, it comes through the windows in my bedroom and the living room. I keep the plant on the shelf over my kitchen sink, and it seems to be doing just fine right there. It doesn’t have a name, but I think if I’ve made it this far, I should probably name it.
Maybe I should get a second plant? I’d need to find something similar to the one I already have and not something that needs a lot of sun or care. Any plant advice to give me? I’ve yet to give myself food poisoning, so I could definitely take care of two plants, right?