Why do you need houseplants?
They look really nice and refreshing. They purify the air in your house, at least that is what I have been told. In my house, we have some plants, but it seems as if they are taking a lot of maintenance for not much return.
How to take care of houseplants?
There are a lot of ways to take care of your houseplants. You can water them, fertilize them, and give them light. How much light? That all depends on the plant.
Check the tag that comes with your plant. It should have some instructions on how to take care of it. If there is no tag, or if you can’t read it, then you can do an internet search for the specific plant and look for care instructions.
How to fertilize houseplants?
How to water houseplants?
The best way to water your plants is to give them just enough water, but not too much. If the soil is dry, then do not water it until the soil dries out completely. A good way to see if your plant needs more or less water is by picking up the pot and feeling how heavy it is. A light pot means that the soil is dry, and you need to water it more. A heavy pot means that the plant has enough water.
- Aloe Vera: This plant is known for its medicinal properties and can be used to treat burns, skin irritations, and other minor health problems.
- Anthurium: This plant is easy to care for and can be kept in the living room, bedroom, or even bathroom.
- Asparagus Fern: This plant does well in shady rooms that are humid.
- Begonia: A popular choice for many since this plant is very pretty, but also easy to grow.
- Bromeliad: The Bromeliad can be grown in medium to bright light, but not direct sunlight.
- Christmas Cactus: The Christmas Cactus can be placed outdoors during the summer and it should also be kept indoors during the winter months.
- Cissus Kangaroo Vine: This plant does well with low to medium indirect light.
- Coleus: The Coleus is a very popular choice and it works well for offices too.
- Dumb Cane: This plant typically does very well in shady rooms and should not be kept near pets, as they can cause damage to the stems.
- Dracaena: There are many different types of Dracaena plants, but most of them will do well with medium or low light.
- Fern: The Fern does well in a shady spot and does not need a lot of water.
- Gardenia: This plant is known for its sweet fragrance and does best in medium to bright light.
- Geranium: There are many different types of Geraniums, but most do well in areas with indirect sunlight.
Golden Pothos: This plant is a popular choice because it does well in low light and is also easy to care for.
- Green Philodendron: The Green Philodendron does well in areas with indirect sunlight or bright fluorescent light.
- Hoya: Hoya plants do well in medium to high levels of indirect light.
- Jade Plant: The Jade Plant does well in bright light and should be kept away from pets.
- Janet Craig: This plant can do well in either direct or indirect light, but it must receive enough water to keep the soil moist.
- Jasmine: Jasmines like bright light and will typically flower when they receive at least 12 hours of sunlight.
- Kaffir Lime: This plant works well as a houseplant and can be grown indoors or outdoors in warm temperatures.
- Lemongrass: Lemongrass is great for indoor gardens and will do well in medium to bright indirect light or sunny windowsills.
- Maidenhair Fern: The Maidenhair Fern does well in areas with medium light and should be kept moist at all times.
- Marigold: The Marigold is a popular flower that can also be grown as a houseplant.
- Money Plant: The Money Plant does well in bright light and should not be overwatered.
- Nephthytis: This plant does best in medium to high levels of indirect light.
- Orchid: Orchids do well in areas with bright, indirect light and should be watered sparingly.
- Parlour Palm: The Parlour Palm is a popular choice because it can tolerate low light levels very well.
- Peace Lily: The Peace Lily typically does well in shady areas and can be kept in medium to bright light as well.
- Peacock Plant: This plant does well in areas with indirect sunlight and should not be overwatered.
- Philodendron: The Philodendron can grow in low to medium levels of indirect light and it is easy to care for.
- Pothos: While they do need some sunlight, the Pothos is a good choice for an indoor plant since it can tolerate low light levels.
- Prayer Plant: The Prayer Plant does well in areas with medium to bright light and should be watered once per week.
- Purple Passion Plant: This plant does well in full or indirect sunlight and it must be kept moist at all times.
- Radiator Plant: This plant does well in very bright light and should only be watered once every two weeks.
- Red-Edged Dracaena: The Red-Edged Dracaena can tolerate low to medium levels of indirect light, but it needs infrequent watering.
- Snake Plant: The Snake Plant does well in areas with bright, indirect light and should not be overwatered.
- Spider Plant: This plant does well in shade or partial shade, but it needs to be watered often.
Variegated Rubber Plant: The Variegated Rubber Plant is the perfect choice for the forgetting gardener because it can tolerate low light levels very well.
- Zebra Plant: The Zebra Plant does well in indirect sunlight and will flower when it receives plenty of light.
- Zinnia: This is a popular garden flower that can also be grown indoors as a houseplant. It does well in partial shade and should only be watered once every week or two.