Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for a trip to your local plant nursery to buy some indoor plants! Not only can plants liven up an area in your house, but they can also improve your mood.
I know that not everyone wants to get their hands dirty working in a garden, so I’ve rounded up five top plants that you can grow indoors and ones that won’t take much work on your part.
Plant 1 – Snake Plant
Snake plants are a popular, beginner-friendly indoor plant that you can add to your plant family. These plants do better in warmer weather, they grow best in indirect sunlight, and they don’t require much water (typically water every three weeks). Add a little plant fertilizer in the soil, and you’re good to go!
Plant 2 – Aloe Vera
You may have heard of people using this versatile plant for sunburns, hair treatments, as a moisturizer, and much more.
Aloe vera plants are great for indoors because these succulents don’t require a lot of work. After placing it in bright, indirect light, you only need to water it about every two to three weeks during the warmer climate, and even less during the colder months!
Be sure not to overwater this plant or else the roots will rot (trust me on this one!).
If you’re in the market for an aloe vera plant, visit Natty Garden.
Plant 3 – Fiddle Leaf Fig
The fiddle leaf fig adds a touch of sophistication to a room and is a favorite amongst plant lovers. To give this indoor plant the best home, put it in indirect, but bright sunlight. If it does have to be in direct sunlight, limit it to only five to six hours a day.
You’ll also want to water your plant baby about every seven to ten days when the soil feels dry to touch (If its leaves droop, you may not be watering enough). While this can sometimes be a moody plant, its beautiful, shiny leaves and the way it brightens up a room make it all worth it.
Plant 4 – ZZ Plant
The zz plant is a certified conversation starter. This interesting indoor plant, indigenous to Africa, is widely popular and instantly jazzes up a room.
If you’re the Plant Parent to a zz plant, you’ll be glad to know that it’s pretty hands-off. It grows best in bright, indirect sunlight, and doesn’t require much watering. Typically, you’ll want to water your zz plant whenever it’s fully dry, which can range anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on where you live.
If you’re in a warmer climate, we’d recommend checking in with your plant once a week to ensure it isn’t dehydrated.
Planting With P has a cute mini zz plant that you may want to check out!
Plant 5 – Kalanchoe
Kalanchoes are such beautiful plants that come in an array of colors. If you’re thinking of adding one to your collection of indoor plants, it’s best to keep it in full sunlight in a moderately warm climate. If you’re a forgetful plant waterer, like myself, you’ll be happy to know this plant doesn’t require many watering duties.
Water your kalanchoe every two to three weeks, or whenever the soil is completely dry. If your plant begins to droop, you’ll know that it needs a drink!
Now is the perfect time to add some indoor plants to your living space. They’ll brighten your mood, they’re not difficult to care for, and they’re great conversation pieces for other like-minded plant lovers.
If you’re looking for some great indoor gardening tips and inspiration, we recommend you check out Black Girls With Gardens.
What will be the first indoor plant that you buy?