Thursday, January 5, 2017

6 houseplants for a healthy New Year 

Now that we've stored away the Christmas decorations for another season, we can turn our attention to the new year and what better way to ring in 2017 than to create a healthier, greener home.
Even if you've not had much luck with houseplants before, we'd encourage you to try again. These houseplants not only add beauty indoors, they create a healthier environment for you. They'll do well in dorm rooms, offices and those hard to grow spots at home. You'll notice many of these plants will do well in low-light areas.
The Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum has dark green leaves and white flowers. They make excellent houseplants for your home or office. Peace lilies enjoy medium to low light conditions. Peace lilies are drought tolerant and prefer to be kept on the dry side.  Water them when the top inch of soil is dry.
The Chinese evergreen plant is another very adaptable plant. This easy to grow tropical plant tolerates low light and low humidity, making it a great choice if you're just getting started with houseplants. 
Looking for a plant that will do well in low light as well as bright, indirect light, consider Dieffenbachia. Dieffenbachia is a low maintenance houseplant that will add a tropical touch to any room. Dieffenbachia can handle low to high light conditions, but no direct sun. This plant likes to be misted often and you'll want to keep this plant watered regularly.
A super easy plant, you can grow Pothos in a pot on the counter and Pothos also make great hanging plants. Pothos will do well in low light as well as bright indirect light. Pothos like to be kept moist, so don't let the soil dry out.
Looking for a
very unusual plant for your home or office that wouldn't mind a little neglect?  Zamioculcas zamiifolia the ZZ plant will handle low to medium light and likes to be kept on the dry side. This easy-going plant rarely needs fertilizer, tolerates low light and will forgive you if you forget to water it once in awhile.
Sansevieria, commonly known as Mother-in-Law's Tongue or Snake Plant is a very easy plant to grow. Sansevieria do best in bright, indirect light. They will grow in low light situations, but very slowly. The biggest issue with Sansevieria is to avoid over watering it. Otherwise, it's a perfect compliment to most any room. Buying these plants and taking them home or to school or your office is a great way to get the new year started right; healthy and green.  

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