QUICK GUIDE TO FIND EASY TO GROW INDOOR PLANTSSTYLING TIPS
I have killed my fair share of plants to really understand which plants are capable of thriving under my care. Having said that, I am still in the process of growing a green thumb. I am not an expert at it, but I will definitely share the plants that I have found to be the easiest to care for. Trust me, these are the ones that you just can’t kill. These are my champions of the champions.
Sansevieria or popularly known as the “Snake plant”. Most hardy of houseplants, these are the ones that can survive in all conditions.
Snake plants thrive on neglect and hence are perfect for people who are just starting as new plant parents.
a. Sunlight: Snake plants prefer indirect steady light but can also survive low light conditions as well as can adapt to full sun.
b. Water: Snake plants are extremely drought tolerant. Hence water this plant only when the soil is dry. Over watering will kill this plant. Try watering once every other week.
Zamioculcas or popularly known as the “ZZ plant” is on the top of my list of houseplants as they are perfect for any new plant parent. It’s very difficult to kill a ZZ, take my word for it!
a. Sunlight: ZZ plants thrive in bright, indirect light but can also survive in low-light conditions. Do not place your ZZ in direct sunlight. Too much direct sun will dry out the leaves.
b. Water: Since these are very low maintenance plants, they require very little care or water. Allow the soil to dry between watering and avoid standing water. We water our ZZ plants, once a week in summer. You can water them once in 2 weeks too. Do not over-water.
Dieffenbachia or “Dumb cane” plant makes a great tropical houseplant. It is one of the easiest indoor houseplants you will ever have the pleasure of caring for and maintaining. Doesn’t matter what month or season, it will thrive nonetheless.
a. Sunlight: Dieffenbachia does well in indirect sunny areas and does not need much sunlight. It will although thrive in bright indirect light.
b. Water: This plant needs regular watering but do not over-water. Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
PHILODENDRON “LEMON LIME”
Probably the most popular of all the plants we own in our house. Philodendron lemon lime (from the pothos family) is one of the more brightly colored philodendron that you may or may not be able to find locally.
a. Sunlight: Pothos thrive the best in bright indirect light. Do not expose it to direct sunlight.
b. Water: It needs regular watering but only when the top layer of the soil is dry. Through spring and summer, the soil should be kept moist but during winter the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings.
Burro’s tail or Donkey tail plant is one of the beautiful looking succulents and very easy to care plants for the newly plant parents.
a. Sunlight: These plants love very bright indirect light.
b. Water: These plants need to be watered regularly, mostly once a week. Give the plant a very thorough watering and then wait for the soil to dry before watering again.
Jade plant works as a great succulent plant and as a bonsai plant as well. Prune and pinch the Jade to keep the plant bushy. It develops very fast and adapts to many styles.
a. Sunlight: These plants also require very bright indirect light. So keep them in a well light sunny spot.
b. Water: Jade plants can survive long periods without water. Water only when the top layer of the soil is dry. Do not over-water.
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