Indoor plants can be wonderful additions to any home or office space, no matter how big or small. But, let’s be honest here. Making sure they are watered when needed, getting enough sunlight, and constantly cared for can prove to be a bit of a challenging task in the busy world of today. Sometimes it can feel like we spend a lot more time sending them to the Great Big Garden in the Sky rather than actually caring for them.
What if we told you that it is actually possible to keep your indoor plants happy, healthy, and green in your home without committing any kind of accidental plant murder?
Choosing the wrong plant for a specific indoor environment is one of the most committed crimes against plants. Indoor plants are not universal beings that can magically adjust to their surroundings. You must choose the plants that will be able to thrive and withstand negligence your specific indoor environment. Just like adopting a new puppy, you must also consider how much time you can spend caring for this new green friend before choosing one.
Here are the top five indoor plants that will forgive you for being a little forgetful.
If a prize were to be given out for the most tolerant plant, the Sansevieria, commonly known as the Snake Plant or “Mother-In-Law’s Tongue,” would be one of the frontrunners. These plants may be neglected for weeks at a time and still manage to look fresh. They can survive low light levels, droughts, and have very few insect issues.
The glossy and geometric leaves of ZZ Plant, or Zamiocalas Zamifolia, bring warmth into any room. The selling point of these beautiful indoor plants is that they actually thrive while being neglected and are impervious to a large majority of pests that may afflict other plants. ZZ Plants blend perfectly in both contemporary and traditional homes and make for stylish additions to any office space.
As one of the most popular indoor plants, the Peace Lily is one of the easiest plants to care for. These hardy plants thrive in indirect light and will actually let you know when they need a drink of water by dropping. Their dark green leaves and intriguing white spaths will breathe life into a room even when they are forgotten about for a while.
The Chlorophytum Comosum, commonly known as the Spider Plant, is not nearly as creepy as it sounds – it is actually one of the easiest plants to grow. They can tolerate a lot of unintentional abuse, which makes them an excellent choice for new plant parents and those with a tendency to forget about their indoor plants.
The Boston Fern can compliment any room with its soft, dainty leaves and added texture. They are very popular as houseplants and office plants in humid places such as Florida. They require a small amount of care, requiring just a bit of indirect light and damp soil.
Call us at 866-752-6899 for more information on how to add these indoor plants to your space.
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