Where ever & # 39; mumfluencers & # 39; and & # 39; stylefluencers & # 39; , a new type of influencer appeared on the scene in 2019 – the & # 39; plant fluencer & # 39 ;.
After decades in the slop, houseplants have never been trendier, and nobody better illustrates this new trend Rachel Aust.
The plant-heavy photos of the Melbourne-based personal trainer and wellness coach on Instagram have garnered her nearly 200,000 followers.
The 27-year-old started her profile and YouTube channel in an effort to document her home life, her health and well-being regime, and her love of plants.
After decades in the doldrums, houseplants have never been trendier, and no one illustrates this new trend better than Rachel Aust (photo)
The plant-heavy photos of the Melbourne-based personal trainer and wellness coach on Instagram have garnered her nearly 200,000 followers (photo: in Rachel & # 39; s house)
And since then, Rachel has built a following of thousands who visit her profile to learn how to take care of plants and look into her beautiful home.
& # 39; These little green guys are my favorite way to have some downtime, & # 39; Rachel explained on her Instagram.
& # 39; You can't sit on your phone, you have your hands busy and I like them so much to learn about. & # 39;
The 27-year-old started her profile and YouTube channel in an effort to document her home life, her health and well-being regime and her love of plants (photo: Rachel home)
& # 39; It took so long for me to understand that slowing down will really speed you up, & # 39; Rachel said – she now loves the sense of calm she gets from house plants
On her Youtube Channel, the 27-year-old shares videos about her care for plants in and outside her house.
& # 39; It took so long for me to realize that slowing down will really speed you up, & # 39; said Rachel.
& # 39; You are better if you are rested and have taken some time for yourself. It doesn't have to be a whole day of hassle, it can just be 10-15 minutes that you put in every day to prevent being overwhelmed. & # 39;
Rachel has hundreds of plants in her house – from succulents to cacti and Devil's Ivy.
She said that she & # 39; calmer her environment & # 39; and a & # 39; nicer place to work & # 39; have made.
For those who want to start with house plants, Rachel said that some of the most important things to think about are light and space – she also uses a variety of different soils to pot plants
What are Rachel & # 39; s top tips for getting started with plants?
* Consider the light and space in which you want to keep your plants.
* Check the care label of your plant to see where they would thrive best.
* Check the root system of your plant when you shop for a new plant.
* Take a screenshot or a photo of the plant's label on your phone before you remove it, so that if you need to figure something out, you can.
* Have a different variety of soil at hand, as well as a regular pot mix. Rachel loves charcoal, orchid bark, cacti and organic potting soil.
* Move your plants around regularly to prevent them from growing in one direction and getting normal sunlight on one side.
For those who want to start in indoor plants, Rachel said that some of the most important things to think about are light and space.
& # 39; Most plants require a fairly consistent light source, & # 39; she said to her channel.
Rachel also recommends checking the care label of your plant to see what they are best at.
Then the 27-year-old said it would be useful to think about the type of plant that will thrive in your specific area.
For example, if you're someone who's pretty forgetful, it's best to do it with a plant that doesn't need too much care.
& # 39; Check the root system of your plant if you are looking for a new plant, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; This is incredibly important when it comes to choosing your plant, and although it may not be a good idea to take your plant out of the pot when you're looking for the roots, try if you can & # 39;
Rachel said she is taking a screenshot or a photo of the plant's label on her phone before she removes it, in case she needs to figure out something behind the plant about the plant.
Finally, Rachel said you should move your plants regularly to prevent them from growing in one direction and getting sunlight on only one side
When it comes to potting and repotting her plants, Rachel said she would like to have a variety of different soil types at hand, as well as your normal pot mix.
These include charcoal, orchid bark, cactus earth and organic pot mix, which they mix together to create the ideal mix.
& # 39; The reason for this is that together I find it the most versatile & # 39 ;, she said.
Finally, she said that you should move your plants regularly to prevent them from growing in one direction and getting sunlight on only one side.
Go to her Instagram page to follow Rachel Aust online here.
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