Low Maintenance House Plants
Spring is here! We've been super active on social media lately and it has been so fun to see how many of you share our love of flowers and plants! If you don't feel like you have a "green thumb" or you haven't had good luck with plants and flowers... we want you to know we're here for you! We thought it would be fun to create a blog post all about low maintenance plants so you can get all the benefits of them without tons of time or effort.
So, let's start with low maintenance indoor plants. In my opinion, pothos is the hardiest indoor plant. They can handle minimal sunlight, and they're super forgiving if you forget to water them. Sign me up! Also, pothos is SO easy to propagate with cuttings! If you'd like to propagate, you can do so by cutting a small piece of the plant off and either put it in a vase of water or dip the cut end into a rooting hormone and then stick it in the dirt!
If you want a great indoor plant recommendation that's mostly for "looks", Palms are my favorite! They look fantastic in the corner of a room... especially a Sago or Majesty Palm! Gorgeous!
Some other favorites for very forgiving indoor plants that require minimal light and water are: rubber plants, snake plants (aka mother in laws tongue), Birds Nest Fern, Aboricola( also known as Schefflera, or Umbrella Plant). Try one of them out! I think you'll be surprised by how easy they are to take care of.
The most common mistake I see with indoor plants is watering too often! It's so important not to overwater your plants. They should never be sitting in water. If you've made that mistake before, don't worry! I'm here to help. My watering technique consists of letting the soil completely dry out before watering it again. Depending on the size of the plant, I may water anywhere from 1/2 cup to 2 cups at a time. Overwatering can cause mold and bacteria to grow in the soil and it can even cause the roots to rot. We don't want that!
Did you recently bring home a new plant?
Don't fret! Most plants are pretty forgiving. Unless it's a ficus - which is the bane of my existence! Haha!
Prop your new plant in front of some indirect light and water it every 1-2 weeks when the soil feels dry. Keep it simple!