Indoor Plant Series – Easy Care for Rookies
Plants that just want to hang out, no pressure!
By Melanie Shifflett
If you ask us, it’s called “bitter cold” for a reason! Thankfully, redirecting our attention to our green friends keeps us focused on the promise of Spring instead of our chattering teeth.
Aloe Vera is a plant-owner-rookie’s best friend. In addition to its natural burn healing abilities, it is extremely low maintenance. Because it’s a tropical plant, it does require warm temperatures but it doesn’t need direct light. Throw that bad boy next to a window, water it once a week and it is good to go!
Even simpler than that, a snake plant proves its loyalty by requiring almost nothing. This guy can be neglected for weeks and still stand tall. Bonus points for this plant as it also helps to keep the air inside your house clean. It can even remove toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene!
We’ve all heard the term “green thumb,” but why not shake things up with something colorful? Bromeliads is the kind of bro you want around…even though it does prefer shady spaces. Toss this fella in your bathroom or dimly lit study and watch it flourish. While a lot of plants are always thirsty, this one should only be watered when it looks extremely dry.
You should know by now that we are suckers for succulents. There are so many varieties, all of which are cute and almost impossible to kill!
Who would think spiders in the bathroom would ever be a good thing? A spider plant, while it does have lots of “legs,” is the opposite of creepy and crawly. This plant does best in warm temperatures and helps to purify the air so put him in the bathroom so you both can breathe a little better!
You’re cold and so are your plants. Let’s cozy up in the best spots indoors so we can all thrive in 2020!
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