Being cooped up in your home can be boring and leave you longing for the outdoors. The winter is a great time to take on new hobbies. A great hobby for gardeners who can’t stretch their green thumb outdoors is to get a few indoor plants. Indoor plants invite the beauty of nature inside and provide a boost of morale in any room they are in. Indoor plants are also known to clean the air of harmful toxins. Here is a list of our favorite easy to care for houseplants.
English ivy is a perennial that fits perfectly in any pot or hanging basket. English ivy can be used as a ground cover outdoors, or as an indoor climber. Keep an eye on it. English ivy can really grow and cover ground fast so be sure to trim it when necessary. They look great draped over a mantle or a bathroom counter. English ivy is great at reducing airborne particles. Let the soil dry out before watering and place it where it can get plenty of bright sunlight.
The spider plant is known for being able to grow in a wide range of conditions. The spider plant grows long green frond-like strands that dangle down from the mother plant like the legs of a spider. The spider plant is a good choice for people inexperienced with plant care. All you need to do is place it in a spot where they receive indirect light and they will flourish. Water them well but let the soil dry out between waterings.
The peace lily is one of those plants that everyone has had or knows someone who has had one. They are one of the most common house plants you’ll find and for good reason. It’s large, attractive dark green leaves complement it’s delicate, white cupped flower. Peace lily demands attention in whichever room you place it in. It can do well in a wide range of light conditions from full indirect or practically darkness. For all its beauty the peace lily asks for little from you. Just the occasional water to keep it from drying out too much.
Snake plants are characterized by green stiff leaves that range from six inches to eight feet tall, depending on the variety. The variety known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue typically features a yellow border along the edges of the leaves. Snake plants can accept very low levels of light and are tolerant of drought conditions; if you forget to water it once in a while, it will be fine. The one downside is that this plant is toxic if ingested. So keep your pets away.
The ZZ plant is known for its hardiness and ability to go weeks without taking a drink of water. It is loved for its thick waxy green leaves. It is a great air-purifying plant that can tolerate very low light, making it the perfect plant for beginners. The ZZ plant is also a great air purifier that removes toxins such as xylene and benzene from the air.
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