Did you know, houseplants have been known to have a positive impact on a person’s social, psychological, physical and cognitive well-being? Countless studies have revealed the positive impact that greenery in living spaces has. That’s why adding a few new plants to your home can be great for your mindset during these unprecedented times.
Whether you’re looking to become a first-time plant parent or wanting to add a little green ambiance to your home space, we’re sharing some of our favorite plants below.
Better known as a “mother-in-law’s tongue” or sansevieria, is a low maintenance plant perfect for beginner plant parents to add to their home! It thrives in almost any location, favoring spots with indirect light. Its leaves are tall, stiff and vertical, resembling a snake thus earning it the name snake plant. Be sure to let the soil dry out completely before watering again for a happy, thriving plant.
If you’re looking for a plant with a fair amount of leafy, attractive foliage to add to shelves, windowsills and hanging baskets, look no further than a pothos plant. Pothos fare well in low light areas and their vines love to trail or hang. They also come in many varieties, no matter what your style is, there’s a pothos to match it! Check out this guide to learn more about the different varieties.
The ZZ plant or zamioculcas zamiifolia, is known to many as the “king of indestructible plants.” In it’s native East Africa, it’s known to tolerate extreme drought and low humidity making it a perfect specimen for beginner plant parents starting their journey into plant care. If you forget to water for a few weeks, your zz plant won’t perish.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
You’ve most likely seen these trendy trees around in the last few years taking over the plant world in popularity. They are filled with lush foliage and a hardy disposition that can adapt to most bright locations (minus direct sunlight). Water generously in the summer and slow your schedule when winter comes.
What’s better than making your favorite dish and being able to add fresh herbs from your own homegrown garden? Probably nothing! If you don’t have the space in your garden to add herbs, they make for perfect windowsill plants in the kitchen (and also make for easy access!). Check out these 10 Herbs to Grown Indoors Year Round.
We’d love to know about your at-home plant tips! Be sure to share them in the comments.