This blog piece will show you how I manage my day to day life as a plant owner. My life generally consists of looking after my plant, sleeping, eating, and doing my university work. I also manage a food blog on Instagram but that requires minimal effort. Whilst at university, I only look after Powerpuff, my Purple Passion Plant, so my focus is solely on Powerpuff.
On Mondays, I attend lectures till 12 noon and then mist or water Powerpuff as I prepare a smoothie for myself. By 1 pm, I turn Powerpuff’s plant pot so different sides of her leaves receive an equal amount of light. Then I begin my university reading and any outstanding activities I may have to complete. By 4 pm I check on Powerpuff’s leaves and prepare my dinner. From 6 pm onwards I use Instagram, watch a movie or talk to friends. I occasionally take cute Instagram pictures of Powerpuff throughout the week to show her off.
Tuesdays are busier so I start the day off checking on Powerpuff and rotating her pot so a different side receives light. I continue the day with breakfast and reading for university. Then by lunchtime, I have a snack, clean my flat, and prepare an actual lunch. After my late lunch, I mist Powerpuff lightly and prepare my ingredients for dinner. As I mentioned before, I have a food blog on Instagram, so whilst I cook dinner, I record the process, use different lighting settings, and change camera filters and lens. Once the meal is prepared, I have dinner and clean up the kitchen. I’m usually knackered by this point, so I read a novel to finish up the day and sleep.
I spend Wednesdays editing the recorded content from the day before and writing a caption for my Instagram post. Like always, I rotate Powerpuff’s pot but this time round I do not a mist or water her. She gets a rest day whilst I edit content and laze around my flat eating and reading non-academic books. I generally take a day away from reading mid-week so I give Powerpuff a water break also.
Thursdays, I’m back to reading academic texts, doing university tasks, and leading a structured life. Powerpuff gets her dose of mist on her leaves, then I rotate the pot as always. By lunchtime, whilst eating, I review the edited content intended for Instagram. Once reviewed, I upload the content to Instagram and engage with followers’ comments and shares. I prepare for dinner and continue reading or doing university tasks. After having dinner and going to bed, I check Powerpuff’s leaves and soil to see if she’s growing healthily.
Fridays are for ’rounding up’ any uncompleted tasks, reading, and checking Instagram. I spend the day doing this whilst making time to have lunch and dinner. This time around, I water Powerpuff’s soil and mist her leaves then rotate the pot. To end the weekday and celebrate the start of the weekend, I watch a movie on Netflix or Disney+ and go to sleep afterward.
Saturdays and Sundays are generally spent sleeping, eating, resting, watching shows, and catching up with friends. I don’t water Powerpuff as she gets the weekend off too, but I do make sure I rotate her pot to get equal lighting on all leaves. I make sure to inspect the soil incase it becomes dry, but it is very rare for this to occur so if it does, I just heavily mist the soil and leaves.
That’s it, that’s generally how my weeks look like. Powerpuff slots in perfectly in my life. I think the only difficult part about looking after her, is having to make a conscious effort to water her or rotate her pot. But after a few times, it becomes a habit, especially if you implement a routine. Taking care of a plant does not have to take over your life or be a full-time job.