Greenery symbolizes a reconnection with nature & encourages us to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
The best way to reconnect with nature in the home is by bringing some of the outdoors in by investing in a selection of houseplants. Whether large or small, potted or hanging.
Here are 10 of the loveliest & easiest plants to keep
1. The Pothos Plant
The Pothos plant is to be kept out of direct sunlight. With it’s heart-shaped leaves, it is perfect for many rooms from the bedroom to the bathroom and requires watering only once a week.
2. Air Plants
An air plant can grow without soil, getting all the nutrients it needs through its leaves. This plant needs constant air circulation in order to thrive. Keep the air plant away from direct sunlight and soak in water every 2-3 weeks for two hours. If your plant needs watering in-between baths, mist it with a spray bottle to keep its foliage fresh.
3. The Spider Plant
One of the easiest houseplants to grow, the Spider plant only needs to be watered once a week & can grow in a wide range of conditions. Provide your Spider plant with well-drained soil, lots of indirect, natural light and watch it flourish with little to no effort on your part.
4. The Philodendron
The plant synonymous with tropical interiors, the Philodendron is one of the most vibrant yet durable houseplants on this list. To keep your Philodendron flourishing, keep it out of direct sunlight and do not water more than once a week.
5. The Aloe Plant
The Aloe plant is a staple in many interiors thanks to its many health benefits. Cutting off a piece of the plant’s leaf and applying the gel on cuts, rashes or burns will provide instant relief and can even speed the healing process. Known to thrive under virtually any condition, the Aloe plant requires indirect light and watering every two weeks to thrive.
6. The Cactus
Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, the Cactus is simple to care for as it can be placed in direct sunlight, depending on the type, and only needs watering once a fortnight.
7. The Rubber Plant
A fabulous statement plant, the Rubber plant has lustrous foliage and can grow to become a true focal point in the home. Well-drained soil is important, and it grows best in bright light but away from direct sunlight. The plant’s water needs vary; in the summer it needs to be kept moist and in the winter it will only need watering once or twice a month.
8. The ZZ Plant
The ZZ plant is a tropical plant native to Eastern Africa. One of the most durable houseplants on this list, the ZZ (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) plant is drought resistant thanks to its rhizomatous roots. It can survive for months without water, but to help it grow faster simply water every time the soil is completely dry.
9. The Snake Plant
The Snake plant can be neglected for weeks and still survive, so it’s an especially good choice for those who travel often. The Snake plant can thrive in most levels of light, except for direct sunlight. Simply place the plant away from harsh sunlight and water once every ten days in the spring, summer and fall and once a month during the winter.
10. The Calathea Plant
The Calathea plant needs lots of indirect light (direct sunlight can cause the markings to fade), a warm, humid environment and the soil needs to be moist at all times.
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