One thing that goes hand-in-hand with living in a home is gardening. If you have never gardened, it may seem intimidating. However, most people would be surprised at how easy it actually is.
For all of the new gardeners, I would recommend that they start small. Most people typically begin with a herb garden or a few indoor houseplants. Indoor plants are a great way to develop your green thumb! In fact, we recommend this as a first step into gardening.
It will help you gauge the responsibility of owning a plant, such as watering it and adding nutrients to the soil as needed. Of course, some plants require more vigilant care than others. This is why it is important to learn a little bit about the plants you are interested in before you purchase them.
That way there are never any surprises! Here are our favorite, easy to care for indoor plants that are known for actually cleaning the air in your home.
The Jade plant (crassula ovata) is a common houseplant, regardless of where you are in the world. It is a favorite among both the new and the seasoned gardeners, as it is an incredibly easy plant to care for and to maintain.
It is originally native to South Africa, although it survives in almost all indoor conditions. Many new gardeners prefer the jade plant because it also needs very minimal watering. Despite what most people believe, jades are actually considered succulents and can even be propagated with minimal effort.
They are also a well-known starting point for gardeners learning bonsai since due to their durability and ease to work with.
The spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) is known by several names, the most popular including St. Bernard's lily and ribbon plant. This plant is native to tropical environments, as well as southern Africa. Its ease of care makes it a popular houseplant globally.
The spider plant has even gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Gold. They are known to tolerate temperatures as low as 2 degrees Celsius but thrive best between 18 and 32 degrees Celsius.
One of the reasons the most notable characteristics of this plant is its ability to reduce indoor air pollution in your home. Of course, also how easy it is to care for!
Common Ivy (hedera helix) is only of the identifiable of all the house plants! Ivy is native to most of Europe and also western Asia. Ivy needs little more than access to sunlight and a little water, making it one of the easiest houseplants to care for.
It is one of our favorites due to the vast variety of ivy that is traditionally available in stores! Many carry several variations of ivy for you to choose from, all of which have similar maintenance needs! They are not greatly affected by hot or cold temperature, which allows them to thrive in a variety of terrains and environments. Ivy is also known as a house plant that cleans the air in your home.
If you want to start a garden in your home, it is important to start! Doesn't matter where you start, you'll still need to start somewhere. The easiest (and most recommended) way to obtain a green thumb is through cultivating easy-to-grow plants that don't take too much maintenance.
That way you can get a little experience before you start a full-sized garden at home (if that is your goal). Of course, it is not the time of year to start an outdoor garden! Which means it's the perfect time to practice with indoor house plants.
We challenge you to plant one plant this year and give gardening an attempt. You'd be surprised by all the benefits it offers! For more information, please feel free to contact us today.