Those who enjoy the thrill of adventurous trips offered by opportunity to dive in exotic destinations have the chance to make some great memories. However, it can be nice to have a more physical reminder of these vacations. One thing that far-flung locations often have in common is their extensive floral species, some of which are unique. Unfortunately, due to import regulations, it’s not possible to bring any plants back with you.
Growing Exotic Plants at Home
You may not be able to find the exact species that you saw on your diving trip, but specialist nurseries will have a good selection of exotic plants to choose from. If you struggle to identify some of them, you can download the Getplanta app to help you. By simply taking a photo of the strange plant, Planta will be able to tell you what it is and even how you should care for it. Another use of the app is to set reminders so that you know when watering is due.
Consider the Lighting in Your Home
Many of the best diving locations are in hotter and sunnier parts of the world, and the plants that grow there prefer those conditions. If your home has less light or rooms without windows, you can use the Light Meter from the Planta app to decide on what species to grow. One example is the beautiful orchid which will grace any home with its delicate appearance. These can be difficult to grow, so you need to set a reminder on your Planta app when fertilization is necessary.
Problems with Exotic Plants
By their very nature, exotic plants can be subject to disease or other problems. Amateur gardeners need not worry about this, as the Dr Planta feature can quickly identify the problem and suggest a solution. It could be something as simple as needing re-potting, and in the future, you can set reminders on your app so as not to miss this critical aspect of looking after exotic plants. The Planta website also has lots of helpful care information.
Booking Your Next Trip
As an adrenaline seeker, you will no doubt be in a hurry to book your next diving trip. However, you will have to arrange with family or neighbors to come and look after your plants while you are away. You should encourage them to download the Planta app so they won’t forget to water your exotic species. And remember to take your phone with you so that you can use the Planta app to identify any exciting flora in your chosen destination.