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Best Easy Plants to Warm Up your Home

With a collection of over 20 house plants...you could say that I've become a #plantlady. But that doesn't mean I haven't killed my fair share! To me, plants are one of the easiest ways to warm up your home and make it feel more cozy. They also have a great positive impact to your health!


Today I'm sharing some of my favorites that have been standing the test of time (and neglect from yours truly) and some tips on keeping them alive!


Pothos - These are the beautiful trailing plants that are extra hearty. They enjoy a wide variety of lighting which makes them perfect for placing pretty much anywhere in the house. These I water just about once per week and every other month give them a long drink under the sink until water starts draining out of the holes in the pot.


Snake Plants - Also known as "mother-in-law's tongue", which cracks me up because I've received two of these from my MIL. These are honestly super plants for those who can be forgetful of watering. They are also great for low-light situations. I have one in a small bathroom that doesn't get very much sun and it's been doing great! These I water once or twice a month, depending on where they are. If they are in a low light area you don't need to water them as much. But if you have them near a bright window you may need to up the watering. I always gage whether I need to water my plants based on how dry the soil is.




Succulents - These are a bit trickier of a plant for some, but if you're an under-waterer this is a great plant for you. Succulents are part of the cactus family and thrive in high/direct sunlight. These tend to be a plant people either are extremely good at keeping alive or extremely good at killing. With these, I don't use a specific watering schedule, just water when you notice the soil is pretty dry. I normally stick my finger in the top few inches of the soil to check if what's beneath is dry. Also there is a specific potting mix for succulents I recommend mixing 1/2 and 1/2 with pearlite, the little white beads. I haven't been able to kill any of these yet, and actually grew these in planter boxes for my wedding centerpieces, so they hold a special place in my heart.



One thing I suggest before you start buying plants is figure out what kind of light situation you have going on in your house! If you have some nice big windows you can go with plants that thrive in bright light. If not, I would recommend against getting any plants that say they are best for bright light. Even though they can be pretty, you don't want to set yourself up for failure!


I found this great guide from apartmentguide.com which shows a visual of the different types of light.


Good luck! And happy plant hunting!


-Lauren



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