If you’ve recently purchased houseplants and need ideas on keeping them alive and well, then you’ve come to the right place. Our apartment community knows that there is something to be said about sprucing up your indoor space with greenery – which is why so many of us do it! Not only will houseplants improve your mood, productivity, and concentration, but they also toxins, produce oxygen, reduce stress and fatigue, and much more. Here are four common houseplants we adore, as well as suggestions on how to properly care for them.
The Snake Plant is one of the most resilient houseplants. If you’re not good at remembering to water or care for plants, this might be the one for you. Snake Plants can live in low-light areas, need little water, and aren’t known to attract bugs. It’s the perfect low-maintenance houseplant. They even help purify your air! Since Snake Plants are low maintenance, taking care of them is pretty easy. You’ll want to put it in indirect sunlight and underwater.
Don’t worry, Spider Plants don’t attract spiders. Who would want that in their house? Spider Plants are named for the spiderettes that dangle from the main plant, much like a spider’s web. They like to be in bright, indirect light and cooler temperatures around 55 to 65 degrees, in addition to being watered and pruned. If you start to notice the tips of your Spider Plant turning brown, don’t worry. That’s pretty normal for this type of plant. To avoid browning, try using distilled water.
Rubber Trees are named after the white latex they produce. Outdoors, these plants can grow as tall as 50 feet tall. It can seem intimidating, but they’re pretty easy to take care of. Rubber Tree plants do not need much light or water. Try placing it next to a window, so it’s still bright, but not hot, because Rubber Tree plants don’t like abrupt temperature changes. Throughout the year, it’s a good idea to wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or lightly mist the leaves with a spray bottle.
Taking care of a Boston Fern isn’t hard but it is specific. If you want to keep your Boston Fern healthy and lush, you’ll want to pay close attention to the care instructions and try to not take shortcuts. Boston Ferns are pretty low maintenance, except they’re particular about their climate. Finding the right spot to place your fern is important. Keeping your plant watered and the soil moist is crucial to their survival, as well. To keep the fern humid, it’s wise to mist the plant once or twice a week and water it daily.
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