Taking care of plants is the newest yet not new trend. It became a famous hobby again during this pandemic. A lot of people are starting their plant collection and going out of their way, spending a bit of cash on getting those beautiful plants, especially indoor plants that have big leaves. But why did it become so famous all of a sudden? Does it have benefits?
Is it easy to take care of them?
The reason why taking care of indoor plants became the newest house trend is because of its easy maintenance and how these plants give your household life and color to their corners cheaply. These plants became the new “pets” to many, especially to people to refer themselves as “Plantitos” and “Plantitas.”
Taking care of plants has a lot of benefits. For example, they release oxygen for us so we can breathe. Another one is they purify the air inside your house. A lot of people are giving testimonials about how having indoor plants helps them get rid of their anxiety, and it helps them relax. So, now you know that plants can make us feel good because it purifies toxicities in the air!
If you are worried about killing your first collection of plants, you should not. Taking care of plants is just trial and error. You can always start with cheap plants. Or if you have a neighbor who has a garden, maybe you can ask them for some free cuttings! Asking for free cuttings has been notorious in some places like in provinces. Nothing is wrong with that as long as you always ask for permission.
This is some of the easy-care indoor plants you can have if you are a beginner:
- Fern plant/paco plant- these fern plants can grow with medium to bright lights, but not direct sunlight. It thrives with humidity. If it does not get enough of it, the fronds will turn brown and become dry. This plant is also ideal when you are building a terrarium.
- Bacularis plant- is a perennial, stemless plant that has one or two thin cylindrical upstanding slender leaves and is 1.7 meters tall and can be quite still in good light conditions. This plant can grow even with low light, but it can also thrive in bright lights and can tolerate direct sunlight. Water it when the soil is dry.
- Snake Plant- This plant is good if you live in a small apartment because it can live even with low light. It is also an ideal plant for forgetful plant owners. This plant doesn’t need to be watered every day. 3x a week is good enough, or waits until the soil in its pot is dry.
- Anthurium Plant/ Laceleaf- This plant can grow and have flowers even with low light. But slowly. Like the other flowers above, don’t overwater. The leaves will turn to yellow, and under-watering can also make the leaves turn brown.
- Selloum Plant- Selloum prefers moist but not mushy soil. And can live in bright lights or even indirect. Just keep the soil moist and the leaves dry. Do not water it directly on its stem. Water it around its stem base.
- Aglaonema- this is also an ideal plant if you are living in an apartment because it can live with medium to low light. You can just water it once a week, and it will still be healthy.
- Sensation Plant- allowing the topsoil to dry before watering it again. It can grow with medium to low light making it also a perfect indoor plant.
- Spider Plant- Not only that but these plants also help purify the air in your house. Spider plants are also non-toxic. To make it safe for your kids but also to your furry friends.
- Monstera Adansonii- also called the Swiss-cheese plant. This plant prefers indirect bright light and can even survive with low light, but its growth can be slower. Please keep it away from direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves. And don’t overwater it because the leaves might droop. You have to keep an eye out on the consistent watering schedule to keep your Monstera healthy.
- Pothos plant- taking care of pothos is very easy, and you don’t have to worry about overwatering it because it likes water. You can even put a cutting of it in a glass with water, and within three to four days, it is starting to grow some roots already. Pothos prefer bright indirect light but can also tolerate low lights.
It would be best if you took care of your plants. Planting can make yourself busy and forget about your worries. Having them inside the house clears the air, too, and is relaxing to the eyes. So keep trying until you succeed! Happy planting!