Monday, January 10th is National Houseplant Appreciation Day!
We love houseplants for how they liven up a room. And what better feeling is there to see a new leaf beginning to form on the plant in your kitchen window? Pure joy is what it is.
This year, appreciate the beauty and health benefits (mental & physical) that indoor plants bring to our lives, and celebrate by adding a few more plants to your collection! We’ve put together a few lists of our favorite groups of houseplants to help you decide.
These plants are fighters, they can handle being forgotten for a week or two without watering:
ZZ Plant is great for areas of the house that receive medium light and like to have dry feet.
Pothos do well in low light and medium light areas and are fast growers.
Philodendron plant appreciate medium lighted areas, they like moderate moist feet and love to be fertilized.
Haworthias want bright light and prefer dry feet.
Plants that bloom inside are so cheerful and rewarding! Here are some of our favorite blooming houseplants that will bring joy into your home:
Kalanchoe appreciates dry soil and bright light. Fertilize during flowering stage to encourage healthy blooms.
Anthurium blooms are unique and long-lasting. This plant loves bright light, moderately moist soil, and has low fertilizer needs.
African Violet is an easy to care for when watered with lukewarm water when soil feels just slightly moist to the touch. Set where it’ll receive bright to medium light all day long.
Hoyas feature showy fragrant star-shaped flowers. This succulent tropical vine can tolerate some neglect, making it a great easy care blooming indoor plant for a beginner.
For those spaces where light is less abundant, these plants will bring in some natural color:
Dracaena is found in many different colors. An adaptable houseplant requiring filtered light to semi-shade and only needing watered when top soil is dry to touch.
Sansevieria, also known as Snake Plant, can grow strikingly in both bright and low light conditions, though indirect light is ideal. Allow the soil to dry between watering.
ZZ plant is an incredibly tolerant plant, as referenced above for being durable; they can also thrive without natural light. So if you work in an office with fluorescent lights, this plant is the one to green up your work space!
Peace Lily is a graceful flowering houseplant that can also grow in fluorescent light conditions, preferring light partial shade. Yellowing leaves can be an indication of too strong of light.
Sign Up for Our Upcoming Class
When: Wednesday, January 12th at 11am
Here, we will explore everything from how to know if a houseplant will be right for you and home, to how to troubleshoot issues you may be facing with a current houseplant you love!
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Subscribe to our Shonnard’s Nursery Youtube channel to be the first to know about new tutorials and class recordings that we share. We’ve created a few very informative videos to help the beginner indoor plant grower. Stay tuned for more!