Plants are like people; each has its own personality. Some are pretty showy and eye-catching, while others are humble and dependable. Garden plant selection is a journey of discovery. Whether you are starting from scratch or just looking for a seasonal refresh, you must consider the plants’ needs and the look you want to achieve. Instead of picking one of everything you like in the nursery, start with a plan so that you end up with colors, textures, and forms that complement each other.
Growing and maintaining houseplants can be a difficult task. If you don’t have the time to care for your plants but still want to have them around, choose easy-to-grow plants. Here are some of the plants you can pick for your home.
String of Hearts
This delicate trailing plant is extremely easy to care for, tolerant, and undemanding. Silver-gray heart-shaped leaves with a rose-pink underside. It stores water in its long stems, which can grow six and a half feet (2 meters) long, just like a succulent. As a result, this plant looks lovely on a shelf or in a hanging planter above the stairs or window and is ideal as a bedroom plant. It is happy in most room temperatures, avoids draughts or direct sunlight, and prefers moist but not soggy soil.
This ferny plant can be grown in any house room that receives indirect sunlight. If it is exposed to direct sunlight, the leaves will turn yellow. The plant can grow up to 30 feet outdoors but only about seven feet indoors. Put it in a small pot, and the crowded roots will help to limit the plant’s size. The plant can filter xylene and toluene from the air. It also functions as an effective humidifier. In the winter, water is enough to keep the soil moist and allow it to dry slightly between watering.
The viola is an excellent choice for planting a winter container with various colors and even a subtle scent. Violas thrive in shady gardens because they come in a wide range of colors and adorable mixed and marbled varieties, and they have a long flowering season from autumn to late spring. Place them in a remarkable container on either side of the front door for instant curb appeal.
The Money Plant, which is said to bring good luck and fortune, is one of the simplest to grow and care for. They can be grown indoors and with beautiful green marbled leaves. Furthermore, the money plant is an excellent air purifier that improves mood and concentration.
Water your Money Plant once every 7-10 days during the summer and once every 2-3 weeks during the winter. When properly watered, the plant thrives and can even endure irregular watering. This plant can sustain a lot of sunlight, but remember that scorching rays will burn the leaves.
This extremely beneficial plant eliminates formaldehyde and benzene, byproducts of chemical-based cleaners, paints, and other toxins. Aloe Vera can also be used to achieve a beautiful complexion. Aloe plants prefer to be dry and warm rather than wet and cold, so water only when the soil in the pot appears to be dry. A sunny window is the best place to keep this plant. Aloe will not thrive in direct sunlight.
The Peace Lily defies the myth that beautiful plants require much care. The leaves of the Peace Lily are clusters of shiny, golden ovals, and the plant is as lovely as its name. The plant is adorned with cream-white hooded flowers in spring and early summer. Furthermore, the Peace Lily is an excellent detoxifier and one of the few rare indoor flowering plants.
You can place your plant in an area that receives sufficient indirect sunlight. The Peace Lily dislikes sitting in still water and prefers moist soil. Check the moisture by poking your hand into the soil. If your plant feels dry to the touch, water it with about 50 ml.
Try cacti if all else fails. Many beautiful cactus plants are available these days, with different plants stitched to each other to appear blooming. Cacti come in various colors and sizes and thrive in bright light, a warm environment, and little water.
Overwatering can cause the death of cacti, so plant them in succulent soil and let them enjoy your neglect. Indoor gardening is enjoyable and rewarding when it does not require much effort.
The plant got its unusual name from its unusually shaped leaves, which dangle like spiders on a web. This beautiful plant is effective against benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene, a solvent used in the leather, rubber, and printing industries. If you have pets, the plant is also completely safe.
Use well-drained soil for a healthy-looking spider plant and avoid making it soggy. Do not be concerned if you notice the plant turning brown. It’s normal, and it’ll return to its green self soon.
Azaleas thrive in bright areas and can help reduce formaldehyde levels emitted by plywood and foam insulation. This plant produces beautiful flowers in the spring that last for several weeks. They are shade tolerant, making them ideal for locations that do not receive direct sunlight.
This lovely plant blooms like a shrub and comes in various colors. While it looks stunning when planted in a large group, a single plant works best in a smaller space. When the blooming period is over, you can trim the plant to keep it in shape.
The Snake Plant is an evergreen plant with sharp, long, deep green leaves that grow in rosettes. When the plant matures, fragrant white flowers may appear on occasion. It is the ideal easy-to-grow houseplant. It also absorbs toxins from the air and generates fresh oxygen, improving the air quality in your home.
You will need to water it about every 10 days. Keep an eye out for moisture in the soil and water when necessary. Snake plants prefer bright and indirect light but can also tolerate some direct sunlight.