Should you get a pet or a plant? I’d say get the plants! Compared to having pets, plants are way less high maintenance. With that, why stop at one when you can have more! Plants can help to brighten up the mood in the space they occupy. Other than that, tending to your plants is proven to help boost your mental health. With so many benefits of having plants at home, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have one. Check out what type of indoor plants you can get for your home.
Trailing plants are mostly easy to care for and the best plant to start with for beginners. They are low maintenance and you can easily have them grow in water or in soil. If you would like to propagate them for more plants, just snip off below a leaf joint and put them in water to grow more roots. Whether they trail or climb, one of the best things about this type of plant is that you can train them into the shape that you want. Shape a wire or pole in the shape that you want and make sure the roots of your plants stick to them. Or you can just let them hang loose gloriously too. You can look into getting golden or marble pothos, Njoy pothos, or even heartleaf philodendrons.
Ferns are also popular amongst indoor houseplants enthusiasts as they are fairly low maintenance. Their need for indirect light or low light makes them suitable to be kept indoors under shaded areas. Ferns also do not need much watering. This does not mean they like the drought but do let their soil dry out between watering. Ferns do love the humidity so if you’re planning to have some plants in your bathroom, ferns would be a good choice. You can get staghorn fern, crocodile fern, boston fern and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can take on the challenge of caring for the maidenhair fern.
3. Peace Lily
If you’re the type of person who loves flowers and would like to have one in your home, you should consider getting a peace lily plant. True to its name, they produce a white flower. Place your peace lily in a place where it can get enough light. If it doesn’t get enough light, your plant may not flower. This plant also enjoys high humidity so make sure to give them that environment.
Worry not if you think your house is unsuitable for plants because it has low light. You just need to get the right plant for your home. You can bring home a dieffenbachia or dumb canes. This plant thrives when they get filtered light. However, they can also survive low light. This will only mean that their growth will be slower. Make sure its soil is moist but not soggy. Rotate the plant from time to time to ensure that their growth is not one sided as it will grow towards the light.
Some of us just have no luck when it comes to growing leafy plants but are great with succulents. Succulents come in various colours, shapes and sizes making it a fun addition to your home. Some succulents even flower! When caring for succulents, make sure that their soil is not soggy but moist. Let the soil dry between watering and do water directly to the soil and not on to the plant itself. You can start with snake plants, haworthia cooperi or crystal plants and oh so much more.
And there you have it – 5 types of indoor plants you can get to brighten up your home and accompany you throughout the various lockdowns. You can even stay where you are, browse online and have them delivered to you. Now it’s time to get some!