HOW TO // INDOOR PLANT + PLANTER GUIDE
I absolutely love using plants when decorating a home! They add an extra dose of life and color to a space with the added bonus of purifying the air around you. Plants are also perfect to fill in a dead corner of your room - either choose one large plant (like a palm or fiddle leaf fig) or layer two/three smaller ones for even more leafy goodness. Below I have created a little cheat sheet of plant & pot pairings for a few of my favorite indoor plants. I have each of these plants in my home so I'm confident if I can keep them alive then so can you!
The snake plant, a.k.a mother-in-law tongue or sansevieria, is a super easy plant to keep alive and even propagate with leaf cuttings. It grows well in low or medium light and isn't too fussy if you forget to water it. I have one snake plant on my bar cart and one baby cutting on my kitchen windowsill.
I absolutely love the pattern and color on the leaves on of the prayer plant. It grows in low to bright indirect light (I've found that my kitchen island is its favorite spot) and tolerates low watering. The prayer plant is a bit of a slow grower so you can start it in a smaller pot and move up as it gets larger.
The pothos is hands down the easiest plant to add to your home (I have four) and it will thrive even if you neglect it! It is a fast-growing vine that looks beautiful and lush in a hanging pot but also works really well on a tabletop. The pothos likes indirect bright light but will also grow just fine in a shadier part of your home. If you have a black thumb but are aching to have greenery in your home I highly recommend this plant as a starter!
The pilea, or Chinese money plant, is all the rage right now. And no, I never thought I would say "all the rage" about a plant. It cute little round leaves like bright indirect light and the plant is fairly easy to propagate so you can share with your friends!
The split leaf philodendron, a.k.a. Monstera deliciousa or swiss cheese plant, is my favorite plant in my collection. I have found that once you find a good spot for it (medium to bright light) it will grow quickly and you can can split it into two different plants or move it to a bigger pot so it can grow even larger.
I'm not going to lie, the fiddle leaf fig is a bit of a diva and doesn't seem to be the happiest in my home. I think my rooms are a little too dark for her but that doesn't stop me from trying to keep her alive! The fiddle leaf fig has gorgeous large structured leaves which makes all her fussiness worth it and I have kept mine alive for a year so far.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANTS IN YOUR HOME? IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!
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