I was first introduced The Little Big Plant Company while taking a macrame class with Loops and Leaves a few months back. The second I walked in I was totally caught off guard, in the best way possible. The decor, the plants… WOW!!! Perhaps that’s the reason I didn’t quite get the hang of the whole macrame thing, LOL! But seriously, if you haven’t checked out The Little Big Plant Company yet you MUST! I am a wannabe plant lady and I have a tonne of plants in my place, and let’s just say none of them are really thriving more like barely surviving. My mom is constantly reminding me to water, fertilize, and dead head (whatever that means).
I must give myself some credit, since visiting with Rochelle from TLBPC I have been doing much better. I used to go to Home Depot or Rona and poke around their greenhouse looking for what I thought was the most beautiful plants. I’d bring them home and without fail in a few weeks or months, if I was lucky, they’d be dead. WTF?! Well, turns out there’s a lot more that should go into buying plants than just picking the prettiest ones. This is where Rochelle and her team have helped me out in a big way. They are specialist in this department and can help you determine which plants are best for the space you’re looking for. They genuinely want you to have success with your plant babies and will even discourage you from purchasing a plant they know won’t do well in your space or your lifestyle. For example, I am OBSESSED with fiddle leaf fig trees… like super obsessed. I want a massive one SO bad but the way I described the space I have, Rochelle suggested something else and in the mean time sent me home with baby fiddle leaf to try it out! She easily could have sent me home with the fiddle leaf. She would have made a sale only to know it wouldn’t survive, but that’s not what they’re about and I appreciate that! In case you’re wondering my baby fig is doing SO well and I am so proud of myself. He is in a spot that gets the morning sun and seems to be loving it… maybe one day I’ll graduate to a big boy but for now I am jazzed watching my little babe grow!
Like I mentioned before, if you have the chance to go into the store I highly suggest you do. Rochelle and her team are super knowledgeable and would be happy to help you pick out some new plant babies for your home. If you’re not located in Regina or for some reason you don’t want to head into the store Rochelle has answered some questions I had and I thought I would share the answers with you all!
I am terrible with plants. What are some low maintenance plants that I won’t kill?
Best low maintenance plants I would suggest are snake plants and zz plants. They can tolerate low to high light and prefer to dry out between waterings.
Brown tips usually mean that the plant needs a bit more humidity. To help the plant we suggest misting the leaves with a spray bottle once a day just to help increase the humidity. You can always buy a humidifier as well.
The Little Big Plant Company is located at 1749 McDonald Street and are open: