This life-changing vegan hack is going viral on TikTok
Houseplants create a soothing aesthetic and add personality to living spaces. The only downside is that even the easiest plants need the right conditions to thrive, but that can be difficult when you live in an apartment or a particularly dark place. That’s why we were so excited when we saw a new TikTok from Samantha Herman, also known as @houseplusplant on TikTok.
Samantha created a DIY growth tower for her plants from three inexpensive supplies: a corner shower tray, grow lights, and zip ties. After building the grow light according to her directions, she uses zip ties to attach the grow light to the bottom of the four shelves. The end result, a sleek black shelf tower, is placed in the corner of the room and displays potted plants on each level. There is also space below to rest large plants.
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“I believe all people should be able to have healthy, thriving plants — finding a way to bring light to areas that might be missing at a reasonable cost is a win-win for every plant mom,” says Herman, who advises anyone trying this DIY project. . Take Their Time. “It’s simple, but to keep it looking stylish, you’ll need to do some cord management.”
TikTok users seem to love that this growth tower is convenient for tenants. The non-slip rubber mats on the upper and lower ends of the shower enclosure are intended to protect floors and ceilings from damage. Plus, the entire structure is easy to modify or move, so there’s no need to give the tower a custom home. “The benefit of a grow tower is the ability to grow plants anywhere, in a limited space,” Herman says.
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“The nice thing about this tower is that you don’t have to look for low-light-tolerant plants,” Herman says. “The lights are full-spectrum grow lights, so any plant will benefit and grow well in this tower. If you’re a new plant parent, try a few of our favorite hard-to-kill houseplants, like jade plants, money trees, or pothos.”
Alyssa Gutierre (she/her) is the magazine’s associate lifestyle editor Good housekeepingIt covers everything related to home and interior design. Before joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including Elle Decor, chair, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine And Housing magazineIn addition to formulating product copy for home brands such as BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.