It is amazing how adding some greenery to a room can transform not only the look but the entire vibe. I feel like plants are as important as lighting in a room. When I design I am always trying to add some sort of plant into that space.
It is easy to get intimidated by the thought of caring for plants. I am constantly searching for a plant that will make it hard for me to kill!
I love that indoor plants can purify the air in your home and also bring a state of Zen. Check out some of my favorites below! Would love to know some of your favorites, leave them in the comments!
FIDDLE LEAF FIG
Immediately put this plant into a clay pot. This will allow your plant to BREATHE! I will slip the plastic liner into my pot at first to make sure it acclimatizes before repotting.
Make sure this pot drains well. It is important to keep the soil loose. Water this plant once 1″ of the top soil is dry, so about once a week or less.
Clean the leaves of your Fiddle Leaf Fig. If they get too dusty and dirty they will suffocate.
Make sure this plant is getting indirect sunlight and is away from your AC vent.
These plants love moist soil but not soggy soil. Make sure your pot drains well. Their aerial roots love attaching to something so a wooden stake placed in the center works well.
Make sure to water this plant with fertilizer once the top layer of the soil is dry.
Make sure to keep the leaves dusted and watch for spider mite infestations!
This plant is a tropical jungle plant and needs lots of indirect sunlight!
No need for potting this plant!
Every 1 to 2 weeks, soak your ait plant in room temperature water for about 5 minutes. Place airplant on paper towel to dry for about 1-3 hours.
Once a week mist your plant thoroughly!
Do all watering in the morning.
Air Plants need bright indirect light! The higher the humidity the more light your plant can handle.
A free-draining compost such as Westland cacti and succulent potting mix is a good compost to use. It also contains the right level of nutrients for your cacti.
Tepid rainwater should be used for watering. Tap water will build up mineralsin the soul which disrupts the flow of the nutrients to the plant.
In the spring and summer make sure to water once a week as this is growing season.
In the winter watering should be reduced as this is their “rest” period.
Do not forget to feed your plants once a month!
Cacti thrive with good light sources. They should be place in a bright spot but do not place them in direct sunlight.