18 October 2019
Are you wanting to add in some greenery to your new home?
A great way to add colour and also improve your air quality is to add in some indoor plants and herbs. It can be a long process finding resilient indoor plants that are low maintenance which is why we have made a list of the indoor species that are the easiest to grow and maintain.
- Snake Plant (Sanseviera)
The snake plant is ideal for beginners and those who are time poor. This plant prefers dry soil and is easy to maintain in the long run.
- Cacti and Succulents
Cacti and succulents will need to be kept in dry soil and only need to be watered infrequently. Plants like Aloe Vera or Echeveria are the perfect plants for busy people.
- Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
One of the easiest house plants is the Rubber plant. It virtually doesn’t need any water and thrives in dry, sunny homes.
- Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
The cast-iron plant can adapt to almost any spot. Whether you put it in a shady or bright indirect light space this plant can tolerate most conditions.
- Peace Lily
Peace lilies are extremely easy to care for. They also have amazing air-purifying abilities however it is important to make sure the soil dries out between watering so keep that in mind.
- Fruit Salad Print
One of the most adaptive plants is the fruit salad plant. They can be in a wide range of light and temperature conditions and like their soil generally moist.
Another great option for indoor plants is herbs! Whether or not you have a green thumb, windowsill gardens aren’t as difficult as they might seem and are good practice for tending to pickier and more temperamental plants down the road. Here are three herbs to start growing today.
- Potted Basil
Easy to grow basil is happiest in a warm, sunny spot. Water when you notice the herb is looking a little dry to touch and when it begins to bloom and produce a flower, snip the buds to keep it healthy.
- Potted Parsley
Similar to basil, parsley likes to be in plenty of sun. Parsley will need a little extra space so if too many seeds sprout it is best to trim away a few stems.
- Potted Cilantro
Cilantro needs good aeration and drainage to grow well. All it needs is a little extra attention and you’ll be surprised at how this aromatic and brightly-coloured this plant thrives in your home.
Rosemary could be called the easiest herb to grow. It thrives in hot and dry climates so it is best not to over water.
Mint is fragment, fast growing and is so easy to grow. Mint is happy in a mixture of sun, shade and also have its own space to grow.
Technically, lavender is not a herb however it is very easy to grow and can be used all over your home. Lavender loves the full sun and needs to be watered at least once a week.
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