How many of you love plants, but swear you can't keep a single green beauty alive? We're here to help! There are several tolerant plants that are excellent for those who want to incorporate greenery into their homes but struggle with plant parenthood. We here at Plantuary vouch for Pothos, Cactus, and Sansevieria as three of the best for beginners. These plants need relatively low amounts of care and are gorgeous additions to any space.
Pothos are beautiful vining plants that thrive when they simply receive indirect sunlight and and water when their soil is dry. These plants look great in hanging baskets, or set on a shelf where their vines can trail. There are many different varieties of pothos, ranging in color from rich dark green to some variegated plants whose leaves are almost completely white. Pothos are also very easily propagated; by snipping a vine just below where a leaf meets the stem (a node) and placing the cutting in water, you can start a brand new plant! Some people new to the world of houseplants may be intimidated by the full and vining look of the pothos, but we promise this is an excellent place to start!
Native to desert environments, the drought tolerant cactus is a great go-to for anyone who may struggle with setting a plant-watering routine. We encourage our customers to only water their cacti when the soil is so dry it starts to visibly pull away from the edges of the pot; with cacti it is not uncommon to go a month or two between waterings. There are an incredible amount of cacti varieties, each of them a great addition to any shelf, window sill, or table top in your home!
Sansevieria (Snake Plant):
Snake plants are an excellent way to add beautiful unique greenery to any space without committing to a large amount of plant care. Sansevieria come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and shades of green and yellow. These plants are most happy when they are in spaces where they receive indirect sunlight and, like the pothos, just want water when their soil is dry. Snake plants are incredibly tolerant and can remain happy and healthy even through a bit of neglect.
If you have been struggling to keep plants alive, give these three a try, and as always, we are here to help!