Indoor plants have really become a staple in the current trends of interior design. Not only do plants add a special touch to your home, but they are also great for purifying the air. Although they may look good and make you feel good, plants can be intimidating. No one wants to spend money on something that will die in a couple of weeks. Have you always wanted to spruce up your home with plants but you don’t know where to start? Well, you’re in luck! The following 10 plants are some of the most popular and easy to care for and they are calling your name.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
If you’ve ever found yourself drooling over an interior design photo on Pinterest, chances are there’s a Fiddle Leaf Fig in the room. These trees are some of the best large indoor plants you could choose. Make sure it gets plenty of sunlight and water it about once a week or when the soil becomes dry. The Fiddle Lead Fig also benefits from being wiped down with a damp cloth every week or so.
Are you forgetful? That’s okay, your snake plant won’t mind. If you put your snake plant in free-draining soil and indirect light, it will do best with watering only when its soil is dry. It’s important to use a free-draining mix, as snake plants are easily prone to rot. When picking your plant, be sure to choose one with dark green leaves. Lighter colored leaves are signs of a dying snake plant.
If you’re looking for an easy plant, Pothos may be the perfect match for you. This plant comes in various forms and can thrive in several environments including bright indirect light or low light. They can even grow in soil or vases of water. This is the perfect plant for your bathroom or office.
Similar to the Pothos plant, the ZZ plant can grow in low or bright lighting as well as frequent to less frequent water. The ZZ plant can grow up to 3 feet in height and would work well as a table centerpiece.
Succulents are known as some of the easiest houseplants to keep because they thrive in a drought environment. Forget to water for a few weeks? No problem! Succulents only need watered when the soil is completely dry. The varieties of succulents have varying light needs, but most will do well with indirect light.
These flowering plants are some of the most common houseplants, as they are known for an easy care. Orchids prefer to be grown in moisture whether it’s nutrient rich potting soil, rocks, or moss. These plants prefer bright, indirect light. Being the most popular, you can find Orchids at a wide variety of stores, not just garden stores.
Looking for an indoor plant of a different color? A Wandering Jew will satisfy your eyes! This beautiful purple plant has metallic silver stripes on its leaves. If you want a rich purple color and striking silver stripes, this plant will need bright, indirect light. An extra tip is to move this plant to a sunny area in your home during the morning. This extra sun time will give this plant’s purple color a boost!
Swiss Cheese Plant
The Swiss Cheese plant is a tropical plants that thrives in humidity, full sun, and moist soil. These plants do not tolerate frost, so these would be best suited for your Indiana home during the summer, placed next to a sunny window.
This is a very popular houseplant due to the variety of flowers that it produces as well as its easy care routine. There are three varieties of Begonias. The fibrous and rhizomatous types do best in an indoor setting. These plants prefer bright, indirect light and humidity. Be sure to only water these plants below the leaves. If the leaves get wet, the plant can develop a fungal disease.
Air plants are another extremely easy plant to have in your home. These plants are kept in glass terrariums without soil or water. Every two weeks, soak your air plants in good water for 20 to 60 minutes and then let them dry completely before returning to the terrarium. It’s that easy!
Now that you have a plant-shopping list in your head, here are a few tips to help your new plant babies thrive.
Have A Watering Schedule
Not sure when to water your plants? Try watering your plants once a week on the same day, around the same time.
Find The Best Soil
Many indoor plants thrive in soil that contains horticultural perlite, which is a white “rock” that aids in drainage and aeration.
Have A Fertilizing Schedule
During the spring and summer season, your plants will benefit from some fertilizer about every 1-2 months.
Know When It’s Time For A Change
Do a little research on each plant to find out how often it likes to move to different areas in your house as well as how often you need to re-pot your plant.
Let Your Plants OUT!
Most indoor plants come from tropical settings. Your plants will love it if you put them outside during a warm rainy day in the summer.