Want to test your green thumb? It can be tough determining what plants will work best in your flat, how much sunlight they need and when to water them. If you’re relatively new to gardening, it’s best to stick to the tried and true. Many of our top 5 easy indoor plants produce babies or pups that you can use to propagate plants for friends! Before you get started, remember to always look for planters that have drainage to avoid any root rot. Overwatering due to lack of drainage is one of the most common mistakes.
Ready to plant? Here are our 5 easy indoor plants to get you on track to becoming an avid horticulturist!
As a natural healing remedy, aloe can offer relief from minor burns, cuts, and scrapes. A practical and easy indoor plant, aloe belongs to the succulent family. Be sure to have proper drainage and let the soil dry completely between waterings. Aloe plants need partial light and do fine in the shade for part of the day.
If you’re looking for an easy indoor plant, it doesn’t get easier than a spider plant! While spider plants are hearty, it is possible to overwater them. Be sure to fertilize in spring and summer months with an all-purpose liquid plant food. The spider plant flowers with offshoots called “spiderettes.” Root your spiderettes in water and transplant to soil.
Looking for a plant that thoroughly enjoys a sunny, humid bathroom? The asparagus fern also does well outside on a balcony in the hot summer months. Be sure to inspect your plant for pests before bringing it back inside for the colder months. Fertilize monthly, mist occasionally and allow the soil to dry completely between waterings.
Want to improve the air quality in your flat? Get a snake plant! This highly adaptable plant can survive in various degrees of light but needs to be fed with an all purpose plant food occasionally in warmer months. Fun fact: the snake plant is sometimes called mother-in-law’s tongue.
One of the most common indoor plants, English ivy, needs a little love and care to truly flourish. Be careful not to over water but you can mist occasionally in order to increase humidity. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for spider mites, aphids or mealybugs. English ivy is known to be a good air purifying plant in homes.