5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill
This St. Patrick’s day, swap the green beer for some beautiful green houseplants! There may still be a lot of snow outside but spring is on the horizon. Why not warm up your green thumb with 5 beauties guaranteed to flourish indoors? To set yourself up for success, consider your space before you shop. Access to natural light and size are important considerations. If your heart is set on a specific plant that you can’t find locally, online vendors can often save the day!
- Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum) – can handle a wide range of lighting situations, from low light to bright light (just keep it out of direct sunlight). Water once a week. This plant is a great option for a hanging planter. It can trail 10-feet long.
- Succulents – can thrive with little water so they make the perfect plant for those who may tend to forget watering. Very zen, there are a variety of choices from quirky little air plants to Echeveria to Haworthia.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) – needs very little water, and doesn’t require an abundance of sunlight. A truly low maintenance plant, this plant will adapt to almost any environment.
- Peace Lily (Sathiphyullum) – likes medium to low sunlight and only needs water when the soil is dry. The peace lily is a popular choice for growing indoors as it helps improve air quality.
- Spider plants (Chlorophytum Comosum) – need indirect light to thrive, so make sure it’s near a south or west-facing window. Direct sunlight may scorch leaves. It needs occasional watering but is another great choice to improve air quality.
PRO TIP: To keep house plants dust-free, simply wipe leaves with a soft microfibre cloth. The small fibres will latch onto dirt and dust and even some bacteria.
For those with a bit of green thumb in you, check out our blog on keeping your house plants healthy!