Plant Parent Stories – Sara: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Growth

sara plant parent

Plant parent stories are the result of the interviews we did, during customer discovery phase. We talked to plant parents about their plants, challenges, and asked questions about Dodola.

Meet Sara! Sara is a passionate and dedicated plant enthusiast who discovered her love for indoor gardening during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has faced challenges and setbacks along the way but has persevered in learning the art of plant care. 

Dodola: Sara, can you tell us how you became a plant parent?

Sara: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world seemed uncertain and confined, I discovered a newfound love that brought joy and comfort into my life – plants. As I immersed myself in the world of indoor gardening, I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions, from excitement to heartbreak, as I learned to care for these living beings.

Dodola: Please tell us, how did it start?

Sara: Yes. As I brought my first plant home, a vibrant green pothos, I felt a surge of happiness and hope. I assumed that caring for plants would be effortless. However, I soon discovered that each plant had unique needs and demands that I had yet to understand.

Despite my best intentions, I struggled to keep my plants alive. I read countless articles and watched YouTube tutorials, trying to grasp the intricacies of plant care. However, despite my efforts, some of my beloved plants withered away, leaving me with a sense of sadness and frustration. It felt like a personal failure each time a plant succumbed to my inexperienced hands.

Dodola: So, what did you do?

Sara: Determined not to give up, I realized that learning and adapting were key to becoming a successful plant parent. I sought advice from experienced gardeners, joined online plant communities, and absorbed as much knowledge as I could. Gradually, I started to understand the importance of factors such as light, water, humidity, and proper soil mixtures.

As I stand amidst my indoor jungle, I am proud to say that I have over twelve thriving plants in my humble abode. Each leafy companion brings a unique personality and beauty to my living space. I have learned to listen to their silent cues, adjusting my care accordingly.

Dodola: Congratulations on the patience Sara! So, what is your greatest challenge in plant care today?

One of the most challenging aspects of being a plant parent is managing their well-being while away for an extended period. Even with meticulous instructions for plant sitters, I can’t help but worry about their survival. Watering schedules, lighting conditions, and maintaining the right environment become constant concerns during my absence.

ai plant sitter

Dodola: So, how do you feel about our device?

Sara: With Dodola, I envision a future where I can travel with peace of mind, knowing that my plants are receiving the care they need.

The moment I heard about Dodola, I knew I had to be a part of its journey. The ability to remotely monitor and adjust watering plans, coupled with the device’s plant identification and care suggestions, would be a game-changer for plant enthusiasts and their leafy companions.

Dodola: So, to conclude…

Sara: Becoming a plant parent has been an emotional and transformative experience for me. I have grown alongside my plants, learning from both their successes and failures. Today, I stand as a dedicated and caring plant parent, with a deep appreciation for the beauty and resilience of nature.

Dodola: Thanks Sara, as soon as we launch, you will get Dodola as a present from us 🙂

Sara: Thank you!

You may also like…

Copyright © 2023, Dodola