Yes, you can keep plants alive, too.
We hear all the time “I always kill my plants” and “how do you possibly keep them alive??” and “plants just really make a space, don’t they? I wish I could raise them properly.” It’s so true, indoor plants can make your space come alive, brighten a room up and make it feel so much more welcoming. Plus, they just look terrific sitting there all proud-like by the windowsill. So we thought we would help you out and spill some secrets.
First, indoor plants are great for many reasons: they do not die when it snows (like last week), they do not need a lot of care, sunshine, or heat, and they actually help purify the air in your home or office. In fact, while we are on the subject of little care – these plants actually do better with less water, than more. You are more likely to kill them by OVER-WATERING them, than not enough water. So, if you want to look like you have your life together and are a pro at an indoor greenhouse, grab the following plants (or two of each!).
1. Snake Plant (Mother-In-Law’s Tongue)
This plant does great by a window, but it can also survive without a lot of light as well. When it comes to watering, they are not picky (unless it’s TOO much watering!) We recommend watering every two weeks – or as it comes to mind!
2. Succulents and Cacti
These are perhaps the most well-known indoor plant – some examples are Aloe, Agave, and Cacti. You can literally put these in a windowsill with lots of natural light, and forget about them – they thrive on neglect. Water them every two weeks or so and make sure the soil is dry for a while in between waterings!
3. Lucky Bamboo
Here’s a more interesting plant – these are so cool! These literally survive awful conditions – sporadic watering, poor light, bad air. Many people believe these bring good luck, and we think they make great gifts!
4. Golden Pothos Vine
This lovely plant is the most popular indoor plant. It also works as a great hanging plant, and the vines drop over the edge of the pot in the most fabulous of ways. These also need minimal care, but they brighten up your space with lovely greens.
5. Spider plant
These pretty plants with arching leaves are not picky at all about sunlight, water, or temperature (once again, perfect for inside when it is snowing outside). Over time, little offsets will grow out of the plant and those can be repotted into little baby Spider Plants. They are so cute!
So, which plants are you going to buy? You can start this winter – seriously! They will be full and vibrant when Spring rolls around. Just don’t water them often, especially in the winter. And be sure to send us some photos – we love to see how plants can brighten up everyone’s homes.