On this “New Normal” post we’re talking house plants! (Because plant lady is the new cat lady right?) Obviously house plants aren’t a new thing to any of us, but is seems like now more than ever everyone just has to have that little touch of green around the house. That being said, not all of us have the green thumb that we wish we did! We’re here to give you a little bit of info on our top five favorite house plants, the ones that are (almost!) un-killable, and the ones that may take a little more work.
Something about having plants scattered around the house makes it feel more home-y. But plant care does take a little bit of work, some plants more than others. You have to consider what plants will work best in your home. Do you have a lot of natural light? A lot of direct sunlight? Morning light? Evening light? No Light?! There are so many things to consider when picking out a new plant friend! This chart below is great for showing about how much light these popular plants need as well as how much water.
This chart definitely has some of our absolute favorites!
We’ll go through and tell you a little bit about our favorite five from the image above.
The Golden Pathos is a great one for a first timer or someone with no green thumb. We have a couple of these here at the store and they mature to be long leafy vines that look perfect on tall bookshelves or on top of kitchen cabinets. They don’t need a lot of light, but they do like a lot of water.
Cactus and succulents are also great for first time plant owners (and they’re obviously the cutest!) We think you really do have to try to kill these, we mean absolutely no light, no water and put in a drawer forever. These little guys do better in well lit areas, like a sunny windowsill or bright room.
The Mother in Law’s Tongue, or snake plant, is another one that is super resilient and can withstand lack of light and even a bit of neglectful watering. These plants are great for anyone, they last forever and they grow quite large over time.
Next is the beloved Fiddle Leaf Fig. These guys, they should be called Finicky Leaf Figs because they are probably one of the hardest and most stubborn plants to take care of. We know everyone dreams of having those giant, beautiful 9 foot tall Fig’s in our homes….but you have to have the PERFECT room for one of these. They need tons of light, but indirect light, they need to be watered regularly, have the right drainage, be in a temperature controlled area because they don’t like to be cold…see what we mean? If you have the right space, Fiddle Leaf Figs are literally the perfect plant. But if you don’t give it what it wants, it’ll let you know!
The Split Leaf Philodendron is up there at the top of the list of our favorites. These are the perfect bright green, big, leafy plant that everyone wants in their home. It’s hard to find lush leafy plants that don’t require being right in front of a window. These do need to be watered regularly, but you can tell when they need it because their leaves start to droop.
We’re not experts by any means, but we’d like to think that we’re developing a little bit of a green thumb after being here a year. Stop by the shop and see some of our other favorite plants! PS: Did you know we sell all of our plants?