Sara Huntley3 Comments

Easy House Plants

Sara Huntley3 Comments
Easy House Plants
 

Even just having one houseplant can lift up your mood. And when they don't die, you feel even better! Another tip to loving your houseplants is not fainting over the price. You can find these in a local home improvement store, usually for a fraction of the price than one that's dressed up in a nice pot at a fancy store. 

Here are a few of the plants I've had for a long period of time. Some for years. Years! They've stuck around, even after neglect ... which I've apologized for, so we're all good ...  

Rosette Succulents 

There are many types of rosette succulents, and all are easy to care for. The great thing about these are if they get "leggy" not having enough sun, then you can propagate them and grow some more. Never ending succulents. Here's a post about that very thing from the lovely ladies at Needles and Leaves

For simple DIY fun, I'll use a recycled glass container, cactus/succulent soil and the same gravel I've used in this project, to plant the succulents. 

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Aloe

This is the wonderful plant that will soothe a burn, from the magic goo inside of one of the leaves. A perfect companion in the kitchen. Another reason I love this plant (besides the very low maintenance) is that it's like a starfish. About a year ago, this guy was not getting enough light and was growing pretty weak. I cut the top off and new leaves came in full on the main plant. When I stuck the top in some water, it grew roots and more leaves too!

Dwarf Mother-In-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria)

Totally not a nice name. These guys are almost indestructible. I have the mini version because the regular size can get pretty large. This plant can even be in partial shade, so if you're in a darker apartment, this might be the perfect option for you. 

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Green Onions

So if you're not convinced that these plants are low maintenance, you can always regrow green onions. Simple, cheap and gives you a bit of a gardening kick. Plus you have the reward of eating them.

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Happy growing my friends.