Indoor plants are a wonderful addition to any home, whether you have a green thumb or would simply like to add some thriving greenery into your life.
In addition to looking nice, studies have shown that indoor plants can provide benefits such as stress reduction, increased energy and wellbeing, and improved air quality.
Having indoor plants that are easy to look after adds to the list of benefits, as you have the aesthetic appeal of the plants without the time-consuming maintenance, leaving you with more time to do other activities you love. And the good news is, there are plenty of easy care house plants to choose from!
Brooke Turner, plant lover and Owner of Bloomscape, has come up with a helpful list of her top 5 easy care houseplants:
1. Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum)
Arrowhead Vine // Photo by Bloomscape
The Arrowhead Vine is the definition of easy care. They are a super forgiving plant that are perfect for beginners. Arrowhead Vines have a wide range of colours and sizes ranging from:
- The gorgeous pink neon
- Large white/green vining plants that will make a statement
- The dwarf mini pixie whose leaves never get much bigger than your fingernail
How to care for the Arrowhead Vine
The Arrowhead Vine requires medium to bright indirect light but can also tolerate low light so they are the perfect indoor plant. Water your Arrowhead Vine plant when the top soil begins to dry.
2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peace Lily // Photo by Bloomscape
Peace lilies are a classic houseplant that, with the right care, will display their stunning white flowers all year round. A good tip with peace lilies, is if you are ever unsure with watering, you can simply leave them alone until you notice the leaves starting to wilt – that’s their way of telling you they’re thirsty! After a large drink they will perk back up like nothing ever happened. If you are having trouble with your peace lily flowering – this means the plant is lacking something, as the flowers are the first thing sacrificed if the plant is missing anything. This could be not enough light, nutrients, warmth or humidity or could be root bound.
How to care for the Peace Lily
The Peace Lily requires bright indirect light and while they can tolerate low light, they may not produce the beautiful white flowers. Let the soil dry out between watering – your Peace Lily will tell you when they’re too dry!
3. Philodendron Green Princess (Philodendron selloum)
Philodendron Green Princess // Photo by Bloomscape
The Green Princess is the perfect easy care leafy green plant if you like that glossy green look! They are also ideal for someone who loves nature but doesn’t want a plant that will take up too much space.
How to care for the Philodendron Green Princess
The Philodendron Green Princess requires medium to bright indirect light but can also tolerate low light, so they are the perfect indoor plant. Let the soil of your plant dry before watering.
4. Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)
Ti Plant // Photo by Bloomscape
Ti Plants are known for being a beautiful, yet hardy houseplant. The pink edge variety is Brooke’s personal favourite as it sports glossy green leaves bordered with a bright hot pink!
How to care for the Ti Plant
The Ti Plant requires bright indirect light so make sure to place your plant in the room that gets the most sunlight! Water your Ti Plant when the top soil is dry.
5. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)
Swiss Cheese Plant // Photo by Bloomscape
The Swiss Cheese Plant is possibly one of the most popular houseplants and one that a lot of plant lovers have in their home! Easy to care for and loved for their holey leaves, the Swiss Cheese Plant is a climber and after a short amount of time will become a statement piece in your home.
How to care for the Swiss Cheese Plant
The Swiss Cheese Plant requires medium to bright indirect light making them perfect to keep in any room that receives sunlight. Let the soil of your plant dry before watering.
Bloomscape is a shop based in Kaiapoi that sells a variety of plants, plant accessories and even art prints. With Stage 1 of The Sterling, Kaiapoi fully sold out and all our Residents moved in, they will all have their own Peace Lily, provided by Bloomscape, to look after. These were gifted to them as a welcome gift to the Village and their new home.