Unbe-Leaf-Able House Plants
5 Low Maintance House Plants
by Jordan Golisano-VanNeil | April 10th, 2023 | Email – LinkedIn
We’ve all heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, but in New York State, the seasons never go as planned, Spring especially. It’s usually more like April showers bring May mud. By the time spring rolls around, it could be 90 degrees, so planting flowers and such outside can be a bit more challenging due to the unpredictable weather. Thanks to Millennials and Gen Z, indoor house plants are increasing in popularity because they are easier to maintain and you can care for them in the comfort of your own home.
With the rise of popularity in house plants, the beauty of nature has entered into homes but so has the health benefits that plants offer. Plants release oxygen into the air, boosting brain cells, improving memory, clarity, and concentration. Studies have also shown that plants are good for your mental health by decreasing depressive moods and lessening symptoms of anxiety, which improves your blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol levels. Given all of the health benefits and how beautiful they look, house plants are a no brainer, unless you have a black thumb, that is. Whether you’re looking to start your plant collection or maybe you want to add to your existing collection, there are so many options out there.
Greendigs Snake Plant
These plants are perfect for the busy bees that don’t have time to water their plants as theses plants are designed to survive in a drought. Greendig snake plants need water every two weeks and do best in low light, perfect for the occasional cloudy, rainy days.
Tropics, here we come! This beautiful tropical plant is an air cleanser. Aglaonema have detoxifying properties and absorb CO2 at night. They require water once a week and in the winter months, you only have to water them about every ten days. This plant does well with bright, indirect light and thrives in the humidity, perfect for spring and summer!
The ZZ plant is the Goldilocks plant, doesn’t need too much or too little of anything. It only requires water two to three times a week with medium to low, indirect sunlight. This plant is it truly “just right”.
Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)
This adorable little plant is a no-need-to-worry about plant. There are about 700 different house plants that are not safe for pets but this plant is the exception. The baby rubber plant is pet-friendly and rest assured, your furry friend will be safe around this plant. It requires water 1-2 times a week and low or indirect light is best.
Costa Farms White Peace Lily
For those of you who want a little more than just greenery in your home, this costa farms white peace lily is a step above your basic house plant. This boujee plant might seem high maintenance because it has flowers as well but that is not the case! The beautiful white lily blossoms in the dark as it loves low light and only needs water once a week. With elegance and class, this flowery plant is a low maintenance delight!
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