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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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What to Do When a Plant Dies with Cassidy from Succulents and Sunshine

• 58 min

Are you a plant killer? It's a question that plagues many of us who have tried our hand at gardening, only to have our beloved plants wilt and die despite our best efforts. But fear not! In this episode, Cassidy Tuttle of Succulents and Sunshine explains that it's all a matter of understanding your plants and their specific needs. Come join us as we take a deeper look at how to deal with plant death. In this episode, we learn:[00:00] Does being a plant parent mean you’re also a plant killer?[05:24] Who is Cassidy and how she became the plant parent she is today[06:00] What is Succulents and Sunshine about?[10:55] Cassidy's take on how plant parents handle plant death[12:45] Trying to keep an echeveria succulent alive[14:36] When to toss vs. treat your plants [it's simple!][16:24] The importance of a plant care routine[18:34] Why it’s important to know your plant number[19:27] Emotional attachment to our plants [feat. Maria's lime tree story][22:20] Maria's experience with generational plant gifts[25:45] What Cassidy learned from every plant failure[25:52] Tip #1 Be more attentive to your plants[26:18] Tip #2 Different plants require different care[27:41] Tip #3 Don't be too hard on yourself; plants die in the wild too[28:43] Where to get plant seeds that are guaranteed to last longer[30:40] Get quality grow lights that will last and look stunning next to your plants[32:31] Why most of the plants we have aren’t designed to live in our homes.[34:39] Why Haworthia is most suitable as your indoor succulent[36:37] Should you try to grow the same plant again or let it go completely?[41:20] What are some ways to reduce your plant collection?[44:13] Learning to let go of dying plants[48:32] The mental cost of holding onto something that no longer serves you[51:23] What are the two options when you kill a plant? Mentioned in our conversation:Snappy potsSmart Passive IncomeHygrometerLomi composter For an in-depth look into plant deaths and generational plant gifts,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Territorial Seed CompanyIt's time to start planning for growing season 2023! If you’re looking for plants for your garden, skip the lines at the garden center and let Territorial Seed Company deliver top-of-the-line, healthy and hardy vegetable plants right to your door! They have a great line of pre-grown plants, an expansive seed catalog, and over 40 years of experience delivering the best seeds and plants for everyone's garden. Get 10% off your order by visiting - discount applied at checkout. SoltechSoltech makes the grow lights you’ve heard me talk about for years: whether you are looking for a pendant light, track lighting, or a simple bulb to screw into any standard light fixture, Soltech has got you covered. They offer quality products with great customer service, free shipping, and a 5-year warranty. Keep the sun shining and the plants green inside your home with Soltech. Check them out at and get 15% off with code bloom15. Follow Cassidy: Website Instagram Youtube Pinterest Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Our Sponsors: * Check out HelloFresh: * Check out Quince: Advertising Inquiries: https://red

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