TEN HOUSEPLANTS PLANTS YOU (PROBABLY) WON'T KILL
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- •JadeJade needs bright light! Place your plant in a sunny spot and water when the top feels dry. If you follow these two rules, your Jade will live forever!
- •AloeAloe likes indirect light, and prefers to be watered deeply and then ignored until the soil is totally dry, one-two inches deep. You need to get in there and feel it. I water mine *maybe* once every ten days...and even less in winter.
- •ZZ PlantThis guy can handle drought, low light, AND low humidity. WHAT?! Really-the more care I give this plant, the worse it looks. Act like it's not there and you'll both be better off.
- •Snakeplant (Sanseveria)Prefers indirect sunlight and low water. Very tough, sharp, upright foliage. This plant is also known as "Mother-In-Law's Tongue," maybe because you should occasionally ignore it? You tell me.
- •Rubber PlantRubber Tree Plants like bright light, but they don't like to roast in the hot sun. Same here, Rubber Tree Plant, same here. Anyway, keep the soil moist—but not wet. In the winter, you can stretch the time in between waterings and your RTP won't even notice.
- •Boston FernIndoor ferns like high humidity, indirect light, and cooler temps. Keep the soil moist and mist the leaves a few times a week and you'll be fine.
- •DracaenaLikes indirect light but can tolerate less. Water when the soil is dry two inches down...and don't worry, because this plant is good at forgiving if you occasionally wait too long between waterings .
- •Peace LilyExcellent air cleaners, these plants like medium to low light and will not tolerate overwatering. Don't water on schedule-first, check to see if the soil is dry. Then water. Think of it this way: ASK if I'm thirsty before pouring me a drink. 🙄
- •Ripple PeperomiaMedium to bright light, water when the top feels dry, and you really don't need to fertilize these guys. The foliage can be very interesting, and the plant itself stays small, which is great if you're short on space.
- •Bird's Nest FernThis fern is an epiphytic plant—if you found it in nature, it would be growing on something else. Yours will probably be in a container, but if you want, it can also be mounted on a plank and hung vertically, like a staghorn fern. It likes medium to low indirect light—but the more light it gets, the crinklier its fronds will be. Keep the soil moist, but, unlike other ferns, you don't have to mist this one or fuss with humidity. And, if you forget to water here and there, Birdie will be fine.