Thursday, July 9, 2015

Houseplants: Easiest to Grow

When you buy a plant to keep indoors, take time to learn about its needs. Most of our plants come with basic care instructions on their tags. We will be happy to help you learn about your plant and its requirements.

When to water: Most plants die from improper watering. When a plant is too dry, its leaves droop. When a plant has been watered too much, roots begin to rot, leaves eventually wilt and the plant dies. Always water until water drains out the bottom of the pot. Discard water that collects in the saucer. A turkey baster is handy for removing water from the saucers of large plants.
To guide your watering decisions, use a moisture meter.

If you're looking for low-maintenance houseplants, here is a bunch we recommend:

Anthurium - a mix of potting soil and orchid soil is recommended for this cool climate plant

Begonia - soil should remain moist, but not too wet, tolerant of sun and shade

Coleus - this low-maintenance, colorful plant prefers partial shade

Peace Lily - this hardy plant is easy to care for and prefers shady areas

Peperomia - this compact plant is ideal for your desk or small space

Rubber Plant - enjoys bright light and well drained soil

Snake Plant - known for improving indoor air quality

Other notable mentions: 
Arrowhead Vine (Nephthytis) 
Bird’s Nest Fern 
Cast Iron Plant 
Chinese Evergreen 
Corn Plant
Dumb Cane 
Grap & Oakland Ivy 
Norfolk Island Pine 
Piggyback Plant 
Spider Plant 
Split-leaf Philodendron

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