The Best Plants to Spruce Up Your Living Space

Plants

No garden, but want to bring a splash nature into your home? When thinking about bringing indoor plants into your home, there are a few different factors you need to consider! Which room do you want to put plants in, what’s the natural light level in there? How about the temperature and the humidity? Knowing which direction your window faces is also beneficial in deciding which plants would best suit that area, as some need bright direct light, whilst others need indirect light and sometimes thrive in the shade! Here is a list of easy-care indoor plants to bring life into your space:

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

First up on our list is the Peace Lily. With beautiful full green foliage and contrasting white blooms, it fills up and brightens your interior space. This plant is very easy to care for as it loves water and can survive in indirect light. When planted in soil, the leaves will let you know it’s thirsty when they start drooping! You could also grow the whole plant in a clear water vase. This will allow you to see the roots slowly grow and spread with the added bonus that you can just forget about it as long as you keep the water topped up.

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)

Lucky Bamboo is also very easy to care for. There are various ways to style a bamboo plant, the most common being in vases of water with decorative pebbles. For those who are superstitious, the number of bamboo stalks represents different things! For example, having two stalks represents love, while six stalks in your vase represents good luck and prosperity. Lucky bamboo loves bright light but also survives in darker areas, however this will mean that the chances of the bamboo stalk growing any foliage decreases.

Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)

Another name for Devils Ivy is Golden Pothos. This is a trailing plant, which you can hang or wrap around a pole or frame depending on the aesthetic you are going for. This has rich green leaves with yellow markings and is very easy to care for. They grow quite fast, and they prefer to be neglected so let the soil dry out before you re-water!

Herbs

Of course, herbs are the go-to plant for growing in the kitchen. You can buy little herb shrubs like basil, coriander, and parsley in your local supermarket very cheaply, or you can start them from seeds! They tend to be quite low maintenance; they don’t like to dry out completely and they can be in bright light or in indirect light. They also provide a herby scent, which is always a nice touch in the kitchen!

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