Are you wanting to incorporate indoor plants in your home but don’t know how to choose one? Are you unsure of how to take care of indoor plants once you bring them home? If you answered yes to both of these questions, stay tuned. I will give you my top five easy indoor plants for your home. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, these plants are survivors.
Top Five Easy Indoor Plants for your Home
I’ve always had a love for plants. Being a kid I remember going though plant nurseries and loving all of the colors. As a grown up I also remember going back to plant nurseries, picking out the perfect specimen for my home only to find it wilted or dead a week later. But I promise you, these top five easy indoor plants will work great in any home.
Calatheas are commonly known as Prayer Plants. A cool fact about them is they are called Prayer Plants because at night their leaves turn upright like prayer hands. I love Calatheas because they come in so many different varieties, you can become a Calathea collector in no time. These plants like water once a week and a sunny location such as a window sill. And that’s it. Keep the soil moist to the touch but not overly wet. In other words, you almost want the soil to be dry-damp before you give them some water again. Another great thing about Calatheas is that they are non-poisonous to pets.
Diffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Another great house plant is Diffenbachia commonly known as Dumb Cane. Available in many varieties, this plant is a show stopper with its green and white combinations. Find a sunny/not so sunny location in your home and your Diffenbachia will be happy. Allow it to dry between waterings, so water once a week.
Super cute Money Tree is usually braided stems with the leaves on top. Because the Money Tree is an actual tree (we have one at the market outside and it’s 7 feet tall), this one will require bright, indirect light. If the leaves turn color, then it might be getting too much sun. Water requirements for the money tree are once a week or so. Do the touch test before watering. If the soil feels wet to the touch, then skip it.
Dracaena (Song of India)
Dracaenas are the perfect houseplant. There are a lot of varieties to choose from variegated (white and green) to different shades of solid green. Super easy to take care of, just find a spot in your house that gets a little or a lot of sunlight. This plant is not picky. Remember to water it once a week and you’ll plant will thrive.
Talk about a show stopper. This beautiful fern with bright curly leaves is an awesome addition to any home. Find an indirect sunlight location in your home and the Bird’s Nest Fern will be happy. Keep the plant moist, but not soggy and avoid watering it in the middle to prevent rot.
I hope this list of my top five easy indoor plants will help your selection process. If you have questions or comments, please leave them below or come see at the market! To check out more plants available at the market, click here.