How to Keep a Plant As a Pet

So, you want a pet, but you're allergic. Mom and Dad wouldn't let you. You live in an apartment where pets are not welcome. Well, you can have a plant as a pet!

Steps

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    Choose a house plant you want. Some good house plants are Wandering Jews, Peperomias, Chinese evergreens, and Hostas.
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    Decide whether you want to plant from seed, grow roots from a cutting, or buy a whole new plant.
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    Plant your seed or root, or buy your new plant.
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    Name your plant.
    • You could name your plant based on one of its characteristics, like if it's green, you could name it Greenie, if it's spiky, Spiky,etc.
    • You could also try naming it a part of it's name, like a Wandering Jew could be Julia, a Chinese Evergreen could be Ever, and so on.
    • Or you could come up with a human name, like Frank, Donna, Bob, Eliza, or Amanda!
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    Make a "bed" for your plant. Take a pot and paint it so it looks like a pet bed. Put your plant's name on the front. Then, fill it with soil and transplant your new buddy once it's ready.
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    Feed your plant water and fertilizer. Go online and look up the specific needs of your plant, like ow often it needs to be watered, how much sun it needs, when to fertilize it, etc.
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    Talk to your pet. Tell it about all your problems, all your joys, what happened at the mall today. Plants are awesome to talk to because they will never laugh or tell you mean things!
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    Give your plant lots of love!

Tips

  • If people think you're weird, don't listen to them.
  • Enjoy your pet!

Warnings

  • If you have a real pet, and this plant is poisonous to them, keep your real pet away from your plant pet!

Article Info

Categories: Indoor and Patio Plants