Houseplant Guide | Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020 / Home Decor

 

Happy Earth Day! If you’re like us, you may be paying more attention to your houseplants lately, and thinking about getting a few more green friends to keep you company. Although it sounds like an easy task, sometimes it can be overwhelming to find the right plants to fit your home (and your care style). Which need bright light? How often do I water it? Here’s a quick little list to help guide your next purchase (tip: ask your local greenhouse for help; they are the experts!)

 

PLANTS SAFE FOR PETS

Air Plant

Gloxinia

African Violet

Spider Plant

Areca Palm

Boston Fern

Calathea

Friendship Plant

Polka Dot Plant

Peperomia

Orchid

Mosaic Plant

Ponytail Palm

Purple Waffle Plant

Haworthia Succulent

 

Get a list of toxic and non-toxic plants at the ASPCA website

 

PLANTS FOR LOW LIGHT

Nerve Plant

Philodendron

ZZ Plant

Pothos

Lucky Bamboo

Arrowhead Plant

Monstera

Kentia Palms

Gloxinia

Peace Lily

Yucca Cane

Spider Plant

Hoya

Anthurium

 

PLANTS FOR BRIGHT LIGHT

Aloe Vera

Jade

Croton

Hibiscus

String of Pearls

Umbrella Plant

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Bromeliads

Jasmine

Umbrella Palm

Geranium

Money Tree

Sweet Basil

 

PLANTS FOR FORGETFUL WATERERS

Sago Palm

Snake Plant

Ponytail Palm

Spider Plant

ZZ Plant

Devil’s Backbone

Pothos

Succulents

String of Pearls

Air Plants

Jade

Rubber Plant

 

PLANTS FOR OVER-WATERERS

Baby’s Tears

Zebra Plant

Cyperus

Selaginella

Boston Fern

Pitcher Plant

Poinsettia

Papyrus

 

 

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