|▲ Pet plant / Source : Lee Yuri
Due to the COVID 19, the bond is disappearing. So the number of people who looking for comfort from plants begin to increase significantly. Though the Pet Plant means the plant, a person keeps close to depending on his emotion. It can help your physical and emotional stability with just small effort and cost. If someone who suffered from depression takes care of a pet plant, it helps to make them achievement, self-esteem, and confidence. There are numerous pet plants, but I will show you 3 plants.
1. Aegagropila linnaei
Aegagropila linnaei is a kind of freshwater algae which is grown in a ball shape. The special thing about this creature is that it turns its color with its emotion. When it is green, it is healthy. But when it is brown it needs water, black or white means death or it needs a little bit of salt. And if you want to make it feels good, just change the water. The mysterious thing is that comes up on the water when it feels good. It comes up only about 3 times in a year. If you see it on the water, you have a luck days.
Cactus is a flowering plant with thorns around it. As is well known, Cactus need little water because unlike other plants, cactus has few roots. Cactus needs watering once a month, and after watering it, ventilate for 3 ~ 4 days so that the soil dries quickly in a well-ventilated place. Because of the weakness for coldness, you only need to give it once or not between November and February.
Dracaena is a foliage plant that grows in Africa. The stem grows about 6m high straightly, and the color is shiny green or dark green. It grows well in half shade, and it is also cultivated underwater. Dracaena likes a hot, humid environment. However, if you give water frequently, roots will be rotten. Just give water by the spray that the leaves to keep the humidity high. Don’t forget that plants die with over aquosity, not with dry soil. Most people water the plant too much when they get their plants. So they would say, ‘My plant is dying’.
As someone who lives with some plants-mates, don’t water the plants before they lose their aquosity at least on their topsoil. The subtitle of this article is from Little Prince written by Saint Exupery. As mentioned in old books, we have always lived with plants and have been helped. Why don't you share your emotions with your pet plants?
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