Houseplants can brighten up any space, bringing in a little outdoor color and freshness. But what if you don't have a green thumb? What if, in fact, both of your thumbs are more...black? Not to worry! Here are 15 lovely indoor plants that are tolerant and... #growingtips #growingtricks #houseplants
Hey! Before you begin, can we send you a free jar of coconut oil? Click here to get the details. 6. Chinese Evergreen Boasting green leaves streaked with white or yellow, the tropical Chinese evergreen is one of the most durable plants you can grow, and has even been described as ‘almost foolproof’! These plants thrive in medium to low light, or indirect sunlight. Although… [read more]
The ZZ plant, officially named zamioculcas zamiifolia, is native to East Africa but thrives anywhere. Walker affectionately calls it "the king of the indestructible plants." The green tolerates the dangerous trifecta of plant-killers: drought, low light, and really low humidity, he says. A beautiful plant with dark green, shiny foliage, it grows to more than a foot tall, even indoors. "It doesn't need much water because it's got this succulent bulb the stem grows out of," adds Mattson.
Coleus 'Big blonde' This coleus, believe it or not, will take 107°F (42°C) full, hot sun. They can tolerate low humidity or high humidity, it doesn't matter. A very tough plant, is has bold chartreuse leaves with dark magenta stems. It gets 24 to 36 inches (60 to 91 cm) tall and 12 to 14 inches (30 to 36 cm) wide. To keep it from getting "leggy", keep the top growth pinched off!
Peace Lily ..... Surely you've seen this indoor house plant in many homes, since it has such pretty, curving white blooms and dark leaves—and it's super easy to grow ... This house plant favors low humidity and also low light, making it great for rooms with few windows. It prefers moist soil throughout the pot and tolerates standard temperatures ranging to about 85 degrees.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) tolerates low humidity and low light. Its glossy, lance-shape leaves tip arching stems that surround the central flower spikes. The spoon-shape flowers normally appear in summer, but many cultivars bloom intermittently throughout the year. The dark leaves look attractive in a plain pot with a glossy finish.
Monstera Potential problems: Leaves yellowing: If your plant has quite a few leaves yellowing and they're wilting it's possible your over-watering it. If you know the plant has not been over-watered it could mean the plant soil needs fertilizer. Leaf tips and edges turning brown: Low humidity and dry air is the most common fault here, although a pot bound plant can have the same affect on a plant. Leaves not forming slits or holes: This is usually due to lack of something which will be…
Alocasia amazonica.Avoid cold drafts, if the plant is ever chilled or dries out, it will immediately drop its leaves and go dormant. If you correct the problem, it will grow out new leaves.When repotting, if needed in the spring, divide the plant's rhizome or tuber.Avoid too much moisture as it can cause crown rot, and low humidity causes leaf dieback.60 to 75° F (15.5 to 24° C) high humidity (above 65%). To achieve this, a pebble tray filled with water works well.