If you are anything like us then you will be longing for the first day of Spring. Flowers begin to bloom, the air feels fresh, the scent of herbs and springtime florals waft by, pops of color start to appear... Oh how we long for Spring!
Instead of waiting to get out in the garden, why not bring a touch of the outdoors inside? Adding some greenery can brighten up a room and also life your mood too.
You may feel daunted by indoor plants but we have compiled a list of our favorite, no fuss, low maintenance house plants that are guaranteed to thrive in your home.
1. Aloe Vera: What's not to love about this plant?... Apart from looking cool, adding desert vibes to your decor and it's medicinal benefits, this evergreen perennial is a winner! This succulent species requires well-drained, sandy potting soil and bright, sunny conditions (your kitchen window is perfect). Terracotta pots and good drainage will help this plant thrive in your home for years to come.
2. Sansevieria: Better known as the Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's tongue. This is the perfect plant for beginners as it is tough, carefree and grows almost anywhere. It prefers low light conditions and is drought tolerant so can withstand irregular watering... Great for those who are a little forgetful or pressed for time. With it's dramatic upright form and no fuss care routine this plant should be on your wish list.
3. Spathiphyllum wallisii: The Peace Lily will definitely give you peace of mind... As it's so easy to care for! It tolerates low humidity and low light levels, thrives best in shaded areas with little sunlight and only needs watering once a week. Plus it looks beautiful when it blooms, producing white spoon-shaped flowers that stand out against it's dark green glossy leaves.
4. Zebra Plant: This striking succulent gets it's name from the horizontal stripes covering it's leaves. It requires a moderate amount of water and sunlight. Growing about 5" tall and 6" wide, the Zebra plant is tidy, contained and perfect for any small space.
5. Ficus: Also known as the Weeping Fig. It's a hardy plant when grown indoors and can reach to heights of 10ft tall. This low maintenance house plant is best grown in bright, indirect light. Allow soil to dry in between waterings. This plant has some serious air-purifying abilities too, and can remove pollutants such as benzene and trichloroethylene.
House plants have been "on trend" since the early Romans and Greeks started bringing them indoors. The Victorians loved their parlour palms and spider plants and ferns were all the rage back in the 70's. Even if you consider yourself to have a "black thumb" you should definitely invest in some easy care house plants like the ones listed above.
Not only do they make for good decor but they're good for your health too... Need convincing?
Here's some benefits to bringing the outside in:
They assist in breathing. Photosynthesis means plants help to create oxygen and our bodies really appreciate that.
They clean the air. Even NASA has done extensive studies on this. Their researchers recommend one potted plant per 100 square feet of indoor space.
They boost healing. Ever wondered why people take flowers or plants to a patient in hospital? One study conducted by Kansas State University found that patients recovering from surgery with plants in their room, made a significant improvement compared to patients without plants in their room.
They are therapeutic. Physically interacting with plants by taking care of them can increase your productivity, improve concentration and help with memory retention.
What's your favorite indoor house plant? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear your recommendations.
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Thanks for reading... Until next time...
Adam & Eric