Indoor Plant Tips For Those Without A Green Thumb

If you follow me on social media you know that 1. I don't have a green thumb and my plants used to all die. 2. I am now obsessed with plants and have many in my home that are surviving and thriving! My new obsession with plants was born when I learned more about how to care for  indoor plants. Ever since I added new additions to our home I noticed my mood has changed. I am extra happy now knowing that my air quality is better and seeing a bit of nature in every room.  I have been sharing my journey as a plant mom on my Instagram stories and page.

Here are some tips that I learned along with some helpful links! 

Let's start off with a short list of hard to kill indoor plants for beginners. (You can find a longer list here with images and descriptions but these are ones I personally own) 

1. Snake

2. Aloe 

3. Pothos

4. Peace Lily

5. ZZ Plant


A Couple Tips!

Overwatering- I was surprised to find out that overwatering is one of the most common reasons a plant doesn't survive. A great way to water your plants is over the sink. I let the excess water drain out before I put the plant back. You don't want your plant to sit in water. 

Pots with holes- Good drainage is critical to plant health. You need pots with holes. Pots without drainage holes will keep all the water in which in many cases results in root rot. 

Light- Make sure you put your plant in a place where it is getting enough light if it needs it. If your home doesn't get much light consider purchasing a plant like the peace lily or snake plant. 


A big inspiration to my new plant obsession stemmed from watching researcher and activist Kamal Meattle give a TED talk where he shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. 

 

Studies have shown indoor plants

  • Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity
  • Reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats and colds
  • Clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity and producing oxygen
  • Add life to a sterile office, give privacy and reduce noise levels
  • Are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist

- The Sill 

Here's a great blog post on Why You Need Plants In Your Life.

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