The plants take a while to mature and in the meantime all you can do is watch them, maybe picking up the bug catching net a few times to swipe at the insects in order to add them to your collection. That's why I like having Plant Tycoon open while I work or while I play rounds of another game.
Sometimes I fall into the trap of watching and waiting, whiling away the time as I keep too much of a close eye on my plants. I hate those times because I walk away from them feeling like I've wasted part of my life.
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