Taking care of houseplants can seem intimidating if you’re new to gardening. However, certain low-maintenance plants are very hard to kill. Here are some great options for beginners that only require minimal care.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
The snake plant is one of the most popular and easiest houseplants to care for. It can thrive with very little sunlight and water. Overwatering is one of the few things that can kill a snake plant. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings, which may be as long as every 2-4 weeks. Snake plants are also very tolerant of low light levels and do well in shaded areas of your home. Their bold green leaves with dark stripes make them a striking decorative piece.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Pothos, or devil’s ivy, is another low-maintenance choice to get from your local Atlanta florist. It adapts to different light conditions and can perform well in low to medium indirect light. Pothos thrives on neglect and only needs water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Its heart-shaped green or variegated leaves trail beautifully over the sides of pots for a hanging effect. Pothos is also very easy to propagate—simply place cuttings in water to root new plants.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants are excellent air-purifying houseplants. They remove toxins like benzene and formaldehyde from indoor environments. Spider plants are quite hardy and forgive mistakes when it comes to watering. Let the soil dry out between waterings. One important thing to know is that spider plants love light and will produce beautiful bouquets of green and white siderites with proper sunlight. Rotate the plant weekly for consistent growth.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
The ZZ plant is aptly named because it’s virtually indestructible. It has thick, waxy leaves that can survive long periods without water. Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering, approximately every 2-4 weeks. ZZ plants do well in low light conditions but like moderate indirect sunlight. They come in shades of dark green with some variegated varieties available. ZZ plants are excellent for offices or areas with lower ambient light.
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
Chinese evergreen flourishes in medium to low-light areas and puts out beautiful variegated foliage in pink, white, and green. It prefers humid conditions so mist its leaves occasionally. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry and use tepid water rather than cold tap water. Like other low-light houseplants, Chinese evergreen is content with infrequent waterings every 2-3 weeks. Ensure adequate drainage holes for excess water to escape the pot.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The peace lily’s dainty white flowers and dark glossy leaves make it a lovely addition. It thrives in medium to low indirect light and warns of thirst by drooping leaves. Water when the top inch feels dry and revive it by placing it in a container of tepid water until bubbles stop rising from the soil. Peace lilies remove indoor toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide. Their flowers will rebloom with consistent moisture and temperatures above 65°F.
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata)
For a touch of lush greenery, consider the Boston fern from your local flower shops in Atlanta. It demands consistently moist soil but otherwise does well in various light conditions from low to medium indirect sunlight. Mist leaves regularly to increase humidity levels. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering and water until drainage occurs. Boston ferns need good ventilation to prevent fungal issues. They’re stunning houseplants that thrive across seasons with regular moisture and trimming to control growth.
With minimal watering and light requirements, these beauties are perfect for beginners to keep looking their best indoors. Don’t wait to feel the positive vibes of living plants and flowers indoors. Visit William Paul Floral Designs today and treat yourself or a loved one to a beautiful botanical gift. Order or Visit our location for Atlanta flower delivery today!