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Hilarie Burton

Your children can learn new science topics, skills, have fun, play and develop self-confidence by spending time  tending plants or growing their own food. Most children enjoy digging in the soil, getting dirty, creating things and watching plants grow.

Children also learn responsibility from plants!  So if your little ones are asking for a new pet for Christmas, you can totally box up a cute baby succulent for them.  Our local grocery store totally has the best selection of succulents I’ve ever seen, but they are so easy to buy on Amazon too.   You can buy the cuttings in bulk and watch them root.   That will teach some major patience skills.

Echeveria ‘Tippy’ – Succulent

  • Sun Requirement: Full/partial sun
  • Porous/gritty soil with adequate drainage
  • Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch (about once every 1-2 weeks)

Beautiful pink/red-tipped compact rosettes with blue/green leaves – when in bloom, will have coral flowers!

‘Spider’ Houseplant

  • Sun Requirement: Medium light (bright indirect sun!)
  • Water Requirement: Light

The spider plant is a great non-toxic houseplant that will purify your air & is SUPER easy to grow! They will do well in indoor locations with indirect sunlight. These are just babies starting out so they’re ready for a 3-4″ pot & will grow quickly – nurture them and watch them grow into whatever container or space you place them!

Fittonia ‘Nerve’ Houseplant

  • Sun Requirement: Medium light (bright indirect sun!)
  • Water Requirement: Soil likes to stay moist!

The nerve plant is a great non-toxic houseplant that will purify your air! They will do well in indoor locations with indirect sunlight. These are just babies starting out so they’re ready for a 3-4″ pot (shown in 2.5″ pot) – nurture them and watch them grow into whatever container or space you place them

 

You won’t have to ask Google for information about your plants because the information is on the website.  We did anyway because it totally makes my boys laugh that I ask Google Questions all day.  Thanks Google!

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