Houseplants are the perfect addition to your home to liven up any space, especially during the Winter months. Not only do they bring color & texture to the room, but many of them also help to purify the air in your home. Take a look at some of our most popular houseplants listed below!
Pictured above is one of our Chinese Money Plants, otherwise known as Pilea. These plants are best for purifying the air in your home & are fairly low maintenance. These plants are best kept in a light spot but not bright light, and can be watered once a week. The soil should be kept moist, not too dry and not too wet. These plants are at their best when treated with a liquid plant food on a monthly basis.
Looking for a houseplant perfect for beginners? The Sansevieria, otherwise known as snake plant or mother in law’s tongue is the perfect plant to begin your plant parent journey! They are another low maintenance plant that do best in moderate to bright, indirect light. Sansevieria plants don’t need heavy watering’s, watering should go down to once a month during the Winter. It’s important to remember to keep the leaves dry when watering and to allow the soil to dry out a bit in between watering’s. When it comes to room temperature, Sansevieria will survive in temperatures ranging from 55-85 degrees, making them very adaptable. It’s recommended to fertilize your Sansevieria twice a year with a general fertilizer. To keep your Sansevieria in tip top shape, we recommend using a leaf shine.
On the hunt for a plant that’s relatively adaptable? A Kangaroo Fern is a great option! Kangaroo Fern’s grow best in indirect light and are even tolerant of partial shade. These plants are a bit higher maintenance in terms of humidity. Kangaroo Fern’s must be kept in consistent humidity & moisture and should be watered regularly, however, their soil shouldn’t be overly saturated. These watering’s should be reduced down to half in the Winter months, due to the plant not actively growing. Kangaroo Fern’s should also be fertilized every 3 weeks with a soluble plant food.
Calthea are a great option to liven up any space! Calthea are best kept in medium to bright, indirect light & can also tolerate low, indirect light. They can be watered every 1-2 weeks, you should allow the soil to dry out a bit before the next watering. Calthea are happiest in higher humidity areas and should be kept in an area that is roughly 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re experiencing wilting or a curling of the leaves it’s likely due to the plant being underwatered, if the plant is yellowing it’s likely due to overwatering.
Pothos are a wonderful option if you’re looking for a trailing plant. Pothos are best grown in bright light, but not direct sunlight. Pothos are the happiest when their soil is on the drier side and dislikes overly saturated roots. They will enjoy a light snack every month or so of any balanced fertilizer. These plants are not pet friendly so be sure to keep them up and away from your furry friends!
For all of your houseplant needs, visit Alsip Nursery, in store or online! We have a wide variety of plants to choose from as well as all of the indoor growing essentials needed to keep your houseplants happy & healthy throughout the cold Winter months!
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