***Today’s post is a guest post, done by Vivian Lewandowski, our very skilled Marketing Intern. Enjoy***
Do you have a houseplant blind spot? Does your succulent die the day after you bring it home? No worries, that truly happens to the best of us. Sometimes despite our best intentions, we just can’t keep those darn plants alive. Well, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a foolproof list of the easiest to care for indoor plants, that even the worst plant-parent can keep alive!
SNAKE PLANTS – Despite the sinister sounding name, these plants are both beautiful and easy to take care of. Snake plants are extremely low maintenance: they are fine in most light conditions, except for complete darkness, or bright, direct sunlight. When it comes to watering, these plants are just like humans, you only need to water them when they’re thirsty, so when the soil is dry, it’s time to water!
ALOE VERA – I’m sure all of us are familiar with aloe vera, especially after a long day in the sun. Why buy it in a bottle from Target, when you can grow it in your very own house? Aloe Vera is a perfect option for newer planters as it grows in arid places, and only needs to be watered when the soil is dry. Not only are these plants adorable, but they are useful too. When you split open the leaves, the gel that oozes out is a great natural remedy for minor cuts and burns!
MINI MONSTERA – We’ve all seen our share of Instagram posts filled with these lush, beautiful, green leafed monsteras. However, if you’re looking for a lower maintenance version, this plant has an adorable younger cousin, the mini monstera! These plants come in a range of shapes and sizes and are climbers. Your monstera will be happiest in bright indirect light, and only need to be watered when the soil surface dries out.
PHILODENDRON – Much like kids, these plants are extremely fast-growing, and just as dramatic! Philodendron green plants, known for their glossy green leaves and sprawling vines, are adaptable in almost every environment. Place these plants in a window that gets lots of lights, and water every 1-2 weeks for optimal results.
ZZ Plant – Trust us, this plant is nearly impossible to kill, just ask your friends with green thumbs! Native to Central Africa, this plant is used to extreme conditions, from droughts to monsoons, so a forgetful or overzealous waterer is nothing to these tough plants! ZZ Plants can thrive in any lighting; however, they will grow quicker when given more light. Because of their resilience, make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering.
Not only are the above houseplants easy to care of, but they also keep your home smelling fresh while improving the quality of indoor air. Additionally, studies have shown that having a plant to take care of improves one’s mental health: a win-win!