I run an Instagram account to show off my plant collection and give some care tips. I started it for a social media class I’m taking, but I actually dedicate quite a bit of time to it.
Sometimes I find myself trying to make my plants look a bit deceivingly perfect. I’ll try to find the angle that hides that one leaf with some brown on it. But I’m learning not to come off as flawless.
I started an instagram story specifically for my pitfalls in plant care to highlight how plants aren’t always ideal. There isn’t enough time or energy to give them all the right conditions all the time. I think that can extend to other areas of life too.
I still want them to look good in photos, but not in a way that masks the truth.
This is my Instagram page for my plant collection. It's nice to have a class project that can also be a personal project. I plan to continue it after the semester ends.
This is the Instagram story I created to show how plant owning isn’t always sunshine and rainbows and to educate anyone who might need advice on plant problems. I want to be transparent about the health of my plants. They are not always an ideal vision of beauty and I want to convey that.