There has been a movement on the rise lately. From deep in our hearts, many of us are finally being able to reveal to the world our inner…PLANT LADY! In truth, I think its never really been a huge secret that so many of us love plants, and why not? Plants literally make the world a better place, cleaning our air, creating habitats and producing food, they are absolutely a life source for all of us. When it comes to indoor plants, they not only help in detoxifying our homes, but they help bring a little happiness and peace with them as well.
For many of us, growing indoor plants brings delight and joy into our homes. Although I know a few of my girlfriends are terrified of all plants. Yep, I see you, you self identifying “black thumb gardeners”, don’t worry your pretty little mind, there are plants that even you can’t kill! We’ve got you covered!
If you are looking for a quick way to brighten up your home, and remove some of the bad juju in the air, the easiest thing to do is grab a plant! As a tip, they also make for great last minute gift ideas! These are the 9 best houseplants to brighten your home! Happy Growing!
This plant is known for its ease to grow, I’m looking at you, ‘black thumb’ girls! They can be placed in your house, forgotten about for weeks and still look fabulous! They also remove benzene and formaldehyde from your home air, what more could a girl ask for in a house plant?!
Olive trees bring a sense of peace to your home and decorating efforts. It’s simple branch and small silver leaves are effortless with a classic beauty. Olives do tend to be a bit more high maintenance, and enjoy being moved outside in warmer weather. Make sure you display these babes by a window with plenty of sunshine, at least 6 hours a day, to keep them happy. Tip: Make sure to choose a dwarf olive tree variety for growing inside!
These beautiful plants are very popular for growing indoors as they are easy to maintain and lovely on display. They enjoy climbing and their vines will grow and spread as much as you allow them to. They thrive indoors year round and do not experience much stress when moved throughout your home. Do note, that these plants are poisonous for humans and pets, so best to keep them up high if you have littles or animals running around!
Known for their classic white blooms, these beauties have become a staple amongst indoor plants. Creating a zen environment and removing toxins from the air, ensure that you keep them in a shady spot, as they do not like direct sunlight. They are known to be a thirsty plant, and will start to droop when they need to be watered.
It is my strong belief that everyone should have fresh herbs on hand in their homes! Not only does it make it extremely convenient while cooking to reach over and grab a couple sprigs to add to your culinary masterpieces, they help keep your home fresh and fragrant. Keep them on a windowsill in the sunshine and water as needed. If you are like me, you might need to purchase a couple plants of the same variety, as I use herbs so frequently in my dishes!
Weeping Figs or Ficus trees grow between two to ten feet tall, and are great for removing major pollutants from your home. They love the sunshine and are quite a hardy species. With their glossy green leaf, it is no wonder they are one of the most popular house plants!
While we are on the topic of Fig varieties, one of the most popular indoor plants right now is the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Often used in decorating, these plants are fantastic statement pieces, with their large green leaf and interesting shape. They prefer bright indirect light and only need water when the top inch of soil is dry.
Also known as the sword fern, these little lovelies were popular indoor house plants back in Victorian homes. They thrive in morning sun and enjoy a bit of humidity, as they will drop leaves if it is too dry. Ferns are well known to be excellent toxin removers, and look fabulous with their long fronds hanging in a basket or potted on a bookcase.
Cactus’ seem to be getting their groove back! For a while, many seemed to view succulents as a plant to avoid due to many having a “protective” layer with needles. It’s worth mentioning a little known fact that all Cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti, so not all are cared for the same! What is known is that they all prefer warm conditions and dry humidity that is found in many of our homes. They love direct sunlight and need their soil to be dried out between waterings. There is such a wide variety to choose from, including Aloe, Burro’s Tail, Christmas Cactus and Pincushion Cactus, that no matter what you pick, you can’t go wrong! Beware of the pincushion of course, as little’s often let their curiosity take control around this variety, I speak from mamahood experience! Ouch! No matter what you pick, you will always have a gorgeous display if you choose a Cacti!