To be honest with you, I wasn’t the type to culture a green corner. But as times changed I’ve developed a vibe for it and now I’m here to share with you some beautiful houseplants that are easy to maintain because I know you’ll need these bits and pieces of advice.
As far as it comes to babies, your girl isn’t likely to get her hands all over that topic, but talk about some green babies. I’m telling you, your dry soul needs this as much mine did a year ago.
When the first global pandemic happened, many of us were stranded alone in our apartments and I was one of them. Living in a metropolitan city surrounded by concrete buildings everywhere really takes a toll on your mental health not being able to see any greenery. This was the time I decided to explore with houseplants and give it a try.
As a child, I was very reluctant and never felt the need to be grateful for the greenery because I grew up in the hills surrounded by trees. So, it never struck me.
But today, I know how important each and every life is and plants are a big part of our life. Not only does it provide us with oxygen but it also cleanses our brain seeing them grow. Nurturing a plant and growing with them made me realize how fragile life itself is and you get to appreciate the little things you’ve never noticed before.
My grandma is a plant enthusiast and has a huge orchard back home, all I can say is that she is proud of me finally having a green thumb. Well, I’m not a professional yet but I’m getting there.
I thought of writing this article keeping in mind that someone somewhere might find it helpful in their own journey. It’s definitely not rocket science but yes it isn’t that easy. It’s always better to start something new with some knowledge so, that’s the purpose of my article ‘Easy To Maintain Houseplants For Beginners’.
So let’s just start with my favorite of the lot.
Also known as Golden Pothos, Ceylon Creeper, Ivy Arum, Silver Vine, Taro Vine, & Solomon Islands Ivy.
Important things to know: The best thing about this plant is that you don’t have to constantly water them. They can go about 6-7 days without water. They thrive in direct sunlight and also can live indoors. You can plant them in pots or also keep them in a bottled glass filled with water. You can also make more babies out of them by separating the long branches into different bottles. The roots will grow out and eventually grow bigger.
Also known as spider ivy or ribbon plant is a species of perennial flowering plant.
Important things to know: They thrive mostly in potted soils even though they can live in just water. Do not overwater them, give them some time to dry out between watering, as they can’t get soggy. Also if the plant has enough room it’ll produce more spiderette which you can propagate. Also, they don’t need to have direct sunlight all the time so you can keep them indoors, with a trip outside once or twice a week.
Also known as Ficus elastica, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber tree, is a species of plant in the fig genus.
Important things to know: They are one of the best indoor trees you can invest in. All they need is well-draining soil, a well-lit spot in the house but not direct sunlight, very less water. Just keep them damp enough during the summer, and water them twice a month during winters.
Also known as Dracaena trifasciata is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae.
Important things to know: Dry them out between waterings. They need free-draining soil and that’s about it. You can also propagate them by cutting the leaves and leaving them in water to start growing out roots. And then transfer them into a pot of soil.
Also known as Crassula ovata, lucky plant or money tree, it is a succulent plant.
Important things to know: Water them only when the topsoil is dry. They need proper sunlight to grow.
Also known as Mentha, it is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae.
Important things to know: Mint plants are medicinal and can be used in our kitchen as well. They’re very vigorous and easy to grow. All you need to do is keep the soil moist and water them when the topsoil gets a little dry. They thrive in light shade as well.
You can also plant many items from your kitchen, like garlic, spring onions, and beans. Just seeing something grown by your own hands will give you utmost joy. Trust me, I’ve felt it, and it’s the best feeling ever. Hope my little knowledge will help you in your journey too, share your experiences too.