Q. Does this grow?
A. Yes, everything grows. Each plant has different growth rates and habits, but they do all grow. .
Q. How long will this live for?
A. As long as you can keep it alive really. Plants, just like you and I and every other living thing, have a natural lifespan and they will all die eventually, and thats okay! The happier you can keep your plant the longer it will live. Plants like a Suguaro cactus can live hundreds of years, and don't even start to send out flowers until they are nearly 100 years old. But then some plants have a much shorter life span, like the Sensitive Plants (Mimosa pudica), which lives for about two years naturally. To keep plants living for as long as possible you will need to try to recreate its natural living environment indoors- this is no easy feat, especially with Canadian winters like this! (When was the last time we saw the sun?? Good news though, the shortest day of the year is only 8 days away! You should notice your plants will perk back up a bit, and even start to grow again🌱)
Q. How big will this get?
A. Again, this depends on how long you can keep it alive for. Some plants are just giants, and some are just little guys. If you are looking for big plant inspiration, check out the @cambridgebutterflyconservatory
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Q. If I put this in a big pot right away will it grow bigger?
A. No. Plants need to be loved and transplanted slowly and steadily. More soil holds more water, and bigger pots hold more soil. If you suddenly transplant a little plant into a giant pot, that little plant will not be able to drink that increased amount of water, and will drown. When you do go up a size make sure you only go up one pot size at a time. Ie 2" into a 3"pot, 4" into a 5"pot, etc. Houseplants also dont mind being a little pot bound, so you can leave them in the plastic greenhouse pots for several months if you want, then transplant them when they are well established and will adjust better.
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