What better way to celebrate the new year than to freshen up your home and indoor environment with a new houseplant! With so many options to choose from, we’ve done the leg work for you and selected some of the most popular houseplants out there you might consider adorning your house with:
- ZZ Plant – One of the easiest to take care of and keep alive, the ZZ Plant is versatile, durable, and beautiful. It doesn’t require much maintenance, needing water only when soil gets dry and thrives best in medium to high light areas.
- Peace Lily – Blooming handsome white blossoms all year round, the Peace Lily can survive in low-light areas. However, while it does give physical indicators when it needs to be watered (drooping), it is safer to just keep the soil around the plant moist at all times.
- Variegated Creeping Fig – This vining plant is vary versatile, growing both in hanging baskets or as a topiary, with little green and white leaves. The Variegated Creeping Fig thrives best in high-light areas with evenly moist soil.
- Calathea – The Calathea plant’s leaves are full of color and pattern, with deep green and purple hues and strong stripes. Working as both a tabletop and a floor pant, the Calathea prefers a high-light area, however, its leaves are sensitive so limit direct sunlight exposure. Wait until soil dries a bit before watering.
- English Ivy – Commonly known and used as a ground cover, English Ivy also functions as a beautiful indoor plant on a tabletop, hanging basket, or trained to grow around a topiary form. English Ivy thrives best in high-light with its soil evenly moist.
- Golden Pothos – One of the easiest plants to grow, this vining plant works well on a shelf or hanging basket, letting the vines grow and trail, or in a pot with a pole, allowing the vines to grow up. Thriving best in medium to low-light locales, let the soil dry between waterings.