Having living plants in your home creates a calm, peaceful ambiance. To make it even more relaxing, you need easy-to-care houseplants that thrive with very little attention.
Maybe you had an indoor plant once and it very quickly turned into a wilting, yellowing embarrassment. Or, maybe you’ve never owned an indoor plant because you aren’t sure if you can keep it alive.
Don’t get discouraged! Success with houseplants starts with finding the right plant for you. Maybe you just need an indoor plant that won’t mind if you forget to water it once in a while. Or a houseplant that will survive a week alone when you’re out of town for your friend’s wedding.
Spider Plant: Did you know that spider plants do best when they dry out between watering times. For best results keep them in a space where they can get bright indirect light and keep them in a room between 55 and 80 degrees F.
Succulents: Common succulents include cacti, aloe vera, jade plant and hens and chicks. Most of them prefer bright, direct sunlight. Put them in well draining potting soil, and let them dry out between watering times. If the lower leaves start to fall off, that's normal. But if the upper leaves do, you might be over watering them.
Calathea: Your calathea will do best in a shady room with indirect lighting. They do best in a humid environment. Give them room temperature water when the soil is dry down to an inch.