Indoor house plants are an excellent way to spruce up your space. They can also spark creativity and boost your mood on dreary days. If you’re looking for ways to add leafy greens around your home, but don’t have a knack for keeping plants alive, here are some low-maintenance houseplants that most florists recommend for beginners.
A Guide to House Plants
1. Cast Iron Plant
Keeping an indoor plant alive can be a challenge for some. So, the next time you visit the florist, ask about the cast iron plant. With sword-like leaves, this plant is known to grow under the harshest conditions, including spots that receive little to no light. While it prefers shady spots, this plant will thrive no matter where you put it. It also sprouts little white flowers while indoors.
2. Dumb Cane
If you have a warmer room in your home, consider potting a dumb cane plant. Attractive, yet picky, place this plant away from drafts and windowsills and watch it grow. If you have kids or pets, keep this plant up high. Its white milky sap can cause a mild rash if it comes in contact with the skin.
3. Snake Plant
Also known as the mother-in-law plant, the snake plant has sharp green leaves that grow upright and come in a variety of yellow or green shades. You’ll even get to enjoy the rare white flower bloom when it’s kept happy and healthy.
It can grow in a variety of lights, allowing you to keep it in any room of your home. Just avoid excess moisture, as the snake plant thrives in dry air.
4. Rubber Tree
If you’re new to caring for a houseplant, any florist will tell you about the rubber tree. This little potted plant will grow to be an 8-foot-tall indoor tree that’s easy to manage and doesn’t require extensive maintenance. If you prefer a smaller shrub, prune some of the larger branches occasionally and allow the soil to dry out before you water it again.
5. Shamrock Plant
The shamrock plant is just what you need in your home with its bright green leaves that look like shamrocks and white flowers that pop up from time to time. While this plant loves light, it lives its best in indirect light. You’ll also want to let the soil dry out between watering to avoid drowning the roots.
Are you looking for a new house plant for your home office or as a housewarming bouquet? Then stop by and pick out the perfect arrangement at Laurel Grove Florist & Green House in Port Jervis, NY. You can select from a variety of carefully crafted arrangements or pick out your own greenery. Choose from their wide selection of tropical plants or house plants that are sure to be the perfect gift for anyone. To place an order with a florist over the phone, call (845) 856-3623 or visit them online for more plant options.