Some of us are hmm… let’s say not as gifted when it comes to caring for plants, or are just new to it! I clearly remember a time a few years back, when I didn’t know how to start and the time when a plant didn’t dry up on me for the first time! It’s all about starting with the basics. With these plants, you’ll be able to practice your plants skills and keep them alive and beautiful with no problems.
Important things to remember:
Now that you have the basics, here are some easy to care for plant options!
Photo courtesy of The Sill
The Pothos is a beautiful leafy green plant that grows very long vines with time, creating a really earthy and lush environment. They just need a thorough watering once a week in summer, and every other week in winter, easy as that! Pothos will thrive in low or brightly lit spaces, so they are great for apartments. Plus, when the vines begin to grow long and hang down they can be an especially beautiful accent to a space.
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Aloe is an all-around wonderful plant. Not only does it look tropical, but it has soothing and effective healing properties for cuts, burns and general skin irritations! Aloe plants love water, though keep in mind, this doesn’t mean they like to be sopping wet. In summer you can thoroughly water them weekly (especially if it is hot where you live), and in winter a thorough water every other week should be good. Aloe plants also love sunshine, so a windowsill or a well-lit room would be great for these.
Snake plants are very whimsical looking with leaves that grow upright. They come in different varieties, some with yellow stripes along the leave’s edges, and others with varied green toned textures. In summer, plants need more water, so water once a week (make sure that the soil is dry between watering sessions) and in winter, water it with less water every two weeks. Snake plants love sunlight, but they also do well with less sunlight, which also makes them amazing for apartments.
Who doesn’t love some cacti?!! They are so simple, beautiful, and add aesthetic appeal to every space. Cacti only need very little water, so in summer just add water when the soil is dry (around every 2 weeks). In wintertime, follow the same guidelines, but the plants will need even less water. You can still water them every two weeks, just using less water. Its also important to remember that cacti love sunshine! So a windowsill would be the perfect spot for one.
Feature photo courtesy of Mojenterijer
Tags: Interior Decor, Nordic Apartment, plants
Zoé is a design and fashion enthusiast, with a passion for health and food, and a love for Scandinavia. She studied visual arts and is all about creative expression. To paint a picture, you’ll most likely find her blasting music from every part of the world in her kitchen full of plants, crafting a superfood creation.
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