Posted on 07/16/2019

The 6 Houseplants You Should Know About

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Pops of color are essential to liven up your home, especially since neutral color schemes have been a top design trend for years. We suggest you consider adding some natural elements to wake up your space. Household plants not only allow you to incorporate beautiful shades of green into your home, but are perfect for those of us who don’t have a green thumb! 

The following plants are decorative, non-toxic, and low-maintenance options that are sure to enhance any design style. 

Aloe Vera

For those of you who are infamous for forgetting to water your plants, Aloe Vera is your new best friend. Aloe Vera thrives in a terra cotta pot with an equal mix of sand and potting soil. Your plant will be happiest in a sunny spot, and only has to be watered once every two weeks! 

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Blue Echeveria

Find a bright spot because Blue Echeveria love soaking in the sun! Plant them in well-drained soil, and water them only when the top couple inches of the soil is dry. Its rose-like shape is a show stopper and is sure to draw attention in any space.

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Parlour Palm

If you are suffering from missing the beach, welcome a Parlour Palm into your home. Its tropical-looking leaves are sure to send you back to island paradise! Keep them in a space with low light and resist the urge to water too much. Water this plant only when the top inch of the soil is dry, and feed it a weak fertilizer once or twice each growing season.

Tip: yellowing leaves is an indicator your Parlour Palm needs more water!

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Meet this multipurpose plant that is not only great for margherita pizza, spaghetti, and pesto, but for interior design as well. Try to give your basil six hours of sunlight and keep the soil moist (but not soggy). Use fertilizer and plant in nutrient-rich soil in a well-drained pot, you don’t want those roots rotting! 

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Cast Iron Plant

Cast Iron Plants are just as tough as they sound. Besides direct sunlight, you can place them just about anywhere. They should be planted in well-drained soil and fertilized during the spring and summer months. Although the soil should be moist at all times, be wary of overwatering!

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Lucky for you, Hoya comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors! You are sure to find the right version to fit your design needs. This plant needs a lot of light, but be careful not to place it in the direct afternoon sun. Water your Hoya when the soil is dry, about once a week in the summer and once every two weeks in the winter, and plant it in nutrient-rich and well-drained soil for best results.

Tip: Hoyas do great as a hanging plant!

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If you’re on the hunt for both an aesthetic and low-maintenance houseplant that won’t be toxic to your pet, start here! Any of these plants are sure to complement your home decor.