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FIND THE SPROUT THAT SUITS YOUR PER­SON­AL­ITY ON THE GREEN- THUMB SCALE

ELLE (Canada) - - Lifestyle -

PLANT WHIS­PERER

Try an orchid. “They can be so fickle be­cause their en­vi­ron­ment—tem­per­a­ture, light, hu­mid­ity—needs to be strictly reg­u­lated,” says Leach.

PER­FECTLY AV­ER­AGE

Fid­dle-leaf fig trees are like teens—they can be a bit moody, es­pe­cially be­cause they re­quire a lot of bright, fil­tered light (read “no di­rect sun­light”).

NEW TO THE GAME

Trop­i­cal plants Zanz­ibar Gem and golden pothos are hardy enough to with­stand you ghost­ing on them for a week or two.

CAN’T COM­MIT

Rent a plant. Plant stylists tour your apart­ment to get a feel for your decor/sun­light situ/life­style and lend you your ideal match. (Some com­pa­nies will even re­turn reg­u­larly to wa­ter it.) This is pop­u­lar on film sets, so it’s pos­si­ble your cy­cad rubbed fronds with an A-lis­ter.

NO HOPE

Try a leafy wall­pa­per. Stud­ies say just be­ing around the colour green can be sooth­ing. An­drea Lau­ren wall­pa­per (from $6.71/ft, at spoon­flower.com)

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