5 EASY TO CARE FOR PLANTS TO HELP YOU START YOUR INDOOR JUNGLE

Posted by Caryne Nakashoji on

The following 5 plants are from my own plant collection.  These are plants that I find easy to care for, as well as super easy to propagate.   What does propagate mean?  Well, you’ll have to wait until my JUNE 2021 blog post to find out.

In the meantime, here is my top 5 favourite plants to care for and some easy to follow guidelines to help care for these plants.  All of these plants are super easy to grow, low-light tolerant and super easy to propagate.  They can all be purchased at Amy’s Little Plant Shop as well!

  1. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Cososum) native to Africa

Spider Plant

They enjoy a good fertilizing in the spring/summer months and drink plenty of water (water once a week).  Because these are tropical plants, they thrive best in a humid environment (bathroom with a window) or on a shelf with a humidifier nearby or humidity pebble tray below.  I currently have 3 spider plants that have all come from spider plant babies.  I gave my mother plant away because she got too big for my tiny home.  I will now wait for these babies to grow and give me new babies.

  1. Golden Pothos (Epipremnun aureum) native to the South Pacific

Pothos

I love how thick and lush these plants get.  The best part is that they trail so beautifully and so quickly.  This plant is low-light tolerant but thrives in a bright indirect light area of your home.  It grows faster the brighter the light is.   I have my huge Golden Pothos (named Gladys) on a west facing wall next to my patio door window.  It LOVES the light that comes from that window.  I also have a Neon Pothos (named Nelly) in my bedroom that has an east facing window.  This plant enjoys the full indirect sun my bedroom gets. 

  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata) native to tropical West Africa

Snake Plant

What is great about a Snake Plant is that it really only needs watering twice a month and has no preferences when it comes to lighting.  My snack plant has been through a lot with me…many new places it’s lived in my home and it’s still happy and alive.  It’s very difficult to kill a snake plant (unless you over water it).  So only give it a drink when the soil is 100% dry. 

  1. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) native to Eastern Africa

ZZ Plant

This plant is so beautiful.  It grows really well and is super low maintenance.  It’s similar to the snake plant when it comes to its care. 

  1. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera adansonii) native to Central America and South America

Swiss Cheese

If you like how Pothos plants trail and grow quickly, then you will love this plant too.  I love the unique swiss cheese holes in the plant leaves.  Plant care is the same as the Golden Pothos and is another easy to propagate plant.

With all this said, some important things to note about all of these plants is:

  • You should never overwater any plant (make sure you use pots with drainage or give your pots some time to drain in the sink after watering). Overwatering can drown and kill the plant.
  • Never place tropical plants in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn and kill the plant. Most tropical plants grow under large tree canopies and only receive indirect sunlight through the day in their natural environment. (this is different with succulents…but don’t get me started on those)

Learn from my mistakes and take a chance on these 5 plants. 

Thanks for reading 

Caryne

Current vendor and special guest blogger

Owner/Creator at Burrowed by Caryne

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References

Plant pictures belong to Caryne Nakashoji from her home plant collection.

For plant care and plant information some information was taken from The Spruce. Links are below of the source material.

https://www.thespruce.com/spider-plants-chlorophytum-definition-1902773

https://www.thespruce.com/pothos-an-easy-to-grow-houseplant-1403154

https://www.thespruce.com/snake-plant-care-overview-1902772

https://www.thespruce.com/zz-zanzibar-gem-plant-profile-4796783

https://www.thespruce.com/grow-monstera-adansonii-swiss-cheese-plant-1902774

 


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