If Instagram is any sign, I’m not the only one obsessed with house plants. I’m not sure exactly how or why the plant craze among our generation came about, but I’m all for it. I’ve sadly killed my fair share of house plants. It’s taken me a few tries to get a solid group of plant babies that I’ve kept alive for a considerable amount of time. Now that I’m there, I feel like I am finally credible enough to share this list of house plants!
Snake plants are super cool looking and require very little maintenance. I used to have a larger one and had it for nearly two years which I’d consider a decent life span (sad to see her go). I’ve now got a smaller one that I keep on a tabletop which is just as cute! It can survive in moderate to low light which is great for me considering I don’t have a ton of natural light. A snake plant is a type of succulent so it needs a similar amount of water to a succulent, just a spray or two every week. I’d recommend giving it a full watering and letting it dry out about one a month.
My friend who is a landscape architect recommended this one to me when I told her the troubles I was having keeping my plants alive. I immediately ordered one on Amazon and have had it ever since! It requires watering once a week and survives in low-medium light. As an added bonus, it’s air purifying.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ok, some of you may be like what?!?! Because if you are like me, you have probably been wanting one forever and reading about how hard they are to keep alive. With the price tag being a bit high, I always had a hard time committing to one of these with the thought that I would probably kill it. I finally pulled the trigger and I’m happy to report it’s been going well! It HAS to have light so I gave this guy the only window in my house that receives a decent amount. You should to be careful not to overwater a Fiddle Leaf Fig. It should be soaked through once a week during the summer and then allowed to dry out, but can be watered less during the winter. Make sure you are dusting the leaves every now and then so they can absorb as much light as possible.
I love these so much I have two of them! The light and dark contrast on the leaves is so pretty and they don’t need much light or attention at all. I water them lightly once per week.
Succulents have become popular because they are SO easy to take care of. Most do like sunlight so a window sill or somewhere near a window is usually a good place for them. I definitely have some that have survived in lower light as well like this guy on my bookshelf. The best watering plan for succulents is to get a spray bottle and lightly mist your succulents once or twice a week. Overwatering is the easiest way to kill them!
Dracaena or “corn plant”
This corn plant variety is my literal best friend! I’ve had it longer than any others and it’s never given me any trouble. I love how much space this big guy takes up. It can survive in low to medium light and I soak it with water once per week.