Watch: How to Pick & Care For Houseplants With Hot Cactus, The Sill, & Rooted NYC (HYPEBEAST)

Words by: Tim Smith

Plants can add a special ambiance to any home or space, but the trick is being skilled enough at keeping them alive and healthy. This feat can be mastered by anyone and it largely comes down to the first step — choosing the right one.

“Shopping for plants is sort of like buying art…it’s very much an emotional purchase for a lot of people,” Rooted NYC said to HYPEBEAST. Alongside the houseplant specialist, botany pros from The Sill and Hot Cactus broke down five of the main stages for selecting and grooming plants.