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The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

I’ve been wanting to write about the best indoor plants for a while because there are so many benefits to having them in your home. Indoor plants transform your space into an oasis which is especially important during this global pandemic since we’re all spending most of our time at home.

The best indoor plants not only create a sense of freshness and calm, but they actually cleanse the air around you. Through photosynthesis they increase oxygen in the room, and through phyto-remediation they absorb and reduce harmful pollutants and gases. Here are my top recommendations for the best indoor plants & also a care guide so that they can thrive:)

These are all plants that I personally have had for years and can assure you that they are the easiest…

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The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

The Best Indoor Plants

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

The snake plant is one of the most popular and best indoor plants due to how low maintenance they are. Place your snake plant in indirect sunlight, water every 2-6 weeks – allowing the soil to dry between waterings, and dust the leaves once in a while. Choose a pot with a drainage hole in the bottom to prevent the root from rotting.

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Devil’s Ivy (Pothos)

Devil’s Ivy is one of the best hanging plants you can get for your home. This is a hardy plant that can tolerate poor light and inconsistent watering. Water this plant every 5-10 days in summer and once every 10 days in winter. If the leaves start to turn yellow, that means you have been overwatering so make sure to cut back for a little. Make sure to take care of each leg since these grow quite fast.

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Philodendrons

The Split Leaf Philodendron is one of my favorites because I love a nice tropical aesthetic. Philodendrons do best in bright, indirect sunlight and if the leaves start to turn yellow – move the plant to a less bright area. Water once every 7-10 days evenly to keep the soil evenly moist.

Monstera

Monstera often gets mistaken as philodendrons, but they are slightly different. Place the plant in indirect sunlight. If the leaves turn yellow, move to a more shaded area, and if the leaves turn too dark, move towards to sunlight. Monstera needs lots of space: Put it in a statement-making spot in the living room, rather than in a tight corner or on a windowsill. Water Monstera every 7 days and make sure to prune regularly.

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Cacti, Succulents, & Aloe Vera

For cacti, succulents, and aloe vera it is crucial to have good drainage otherwise the roots will rot. Not all succulents and cacti are the same, but typically you should place them in direct sunlight. Make sure to move them to indirect sunlight if the plant starts changing colors. Only water cacti and succulents once a week and aloe vera once every 3 weeks. I’ve definitely killed a couple aloe vera plants by overwatering so don’t make the same mistake as me.

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Fiddle Leaf

Another great indoor plant is the fiddle leaf but they aren’t as easy to keep alive – I’ve killed two myself, but they are really beautiful plants. Place in indirect sunlight and water once every ten days.

The Best Indoor Plants & How To Take Care Of Them

Herbs

Growing your own herbs is the way to go. Some of my favorites are rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil, mint, and bay laurel. It’s good to stick to watering them once a week and place them in natural light.

If you have a difficult time keeping plants alive, I suggest some pampas grass to spruce up your space:)

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