I don’t have a green thumb. I don’t even have a lot of natural light in my house. The one thing I do have is a love for fresh greenery all around me. After years of killing house plants (RIP to dozens of beautiful plants), here are my top 3 plants that I just can’t seem to kill. 🌵
These plants keep popping up on my Instagram lately, so I guess that means they are in style, which is awesome! They have really interesting leaf patterns and look great with lots of different decor styles. They somehow live with almost no natural light – but thrive when given indirect light… I kept mine 10 feet away from my bay window at my old apartment for a few months and this plant not only lived through the lack of light, but grew 8-10 new branches! They also don’t need to be watered often. I water mine about once every 2 weeks.
Pothos PlantThe Pothos Plant is another plant that simply goes dormant if you forget to care for it. I had mine in a room that had no windows, but did get some afternoon light from another room. Every few months, I would take this plant and put it closer to a window for a few days, and then move it back to it’s darkened room. Although it didn’t grow many leaves while in that room, now that I have it in a window full time (it’s been there about 2 weeks now) I can already see new growth. I’ve had this plant through a couple of apartments, and it has grown a lot when placed close to a window. At one apartment, it’s vines had grown to 15 feet long within one year.
This plant is easy to cut back and easy to propagate. To grow more pothos plants, all you need to do is cut a few inches off one stem, and place it into water or dirt. Within no time you will have roots growing on the stem.
I water this plant when the dirt is completely dry or when I notice the leaves drooping slightly.
Xerographica PlantXerographica is a large airplant, which means it doesn’t live in soil, which means I don’t have to worry about soil drying out. I keep this in indirect light and let it have a bath in my sink once a week. If it’s really dry, I also will spray it with water, but I usually forget to do this. I hear these plants also do really well in the bathroom (if you have a window in there) as they really like the humidity from the shower.
Pro tip: If your plant comes with care instructions, follow them! I don't do this and a lot of my plants die. /shrug.