Picking out a new houseplant can be exciting, but the process of transporting and potting your plant in its new space can be a hassle. For all the plant parents getting spring fever, take the pain out of plant purchasing by easily ordering your next houseplant online.
1. Money Tree
Scientifically named Scindapsus aureus, the money tree is a tropical wetland tree native to Central and South America. When kept indoors, this plant will typically grow between six and eight feet tall (it can grow over 60 feet in the wild). Believed to bring luck, wealth, and prosperity to its owners, this plant will thrive best in bright, indirect sunlight. The money tree does well in humidity and temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, but it should only be watered when the soil is dry. The money tree also purifies air polluted with synthetic chemicals from cleaning products. You can buy a money tree online HERE.
With a few clicks, you can bring a variety of plants to your home with a selection of hand-selected live succulents. One of the most low-maintenance indoor plants, succulent care mainly involves ensuring your succulent is getting roughly 6 hours of sunlight per day and rotating periodically. Succulents only require watering when the soil is completely dry, but don’t use spray bottles for watering as this can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves. Also a pet-safe plant option, succulents are excellent winter plants. According to Erin Marino, director of marketing at the Sill, “They’re found in the desert, where it doesn’t rain a lot and there’s not a lot of humidity, so they’re not going to mind this at all during the winter.” Get your own succulents HERE.
3. Snake Plant
This green and yellow plant not only brightens up the home with a tropical feel, but it’s also easy to purchase live online. Another low-maintenance option perfect for beginners, this plant is “nearly indestructible,” according to the Creative Director of PlantShed, Casey Godlove. The snake plant does best when planted in indirect sunlight with watering only when the soil is dry. According to experts, the snake plant is one of the most low-maintenance winter plants with the ability to handle lower light frequencies, drafty windows, less humidity, heat from heaters or radiators, and windowless rooms. Additionally, because the snake plant grows in dry climates, it is especially drought resistant. Order a snake plant online HERE.
Native to rainforests in Central America, the Monstera can grow at a moderate rate of one to two feet per year indoors. A trending plant in recent years, the heart-shaped glossy leaves with their characteristic split are where the monstera gets its other nickname the “Swiss cheese plant”. Doing best in indirect sunlight or partial shade with waterings every one to two weeks, this plant can grow up to ten feet tall or more if a balanced fertilizer is applied three or four times per year. Buy one HERE.
5. Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree
With big dramatic dark green leaves, the fiddle-leaf fig tree will add a textural tropical look to any room. Native to the tropical lowlands lands of western Africa, it can reach heights up to ten feet tall whereas its dwarf variety called “Little Fiddle” grows up to 3 feet. The fiddle-leaf fig tree also exhibits foliar polymorphisms, meaning that its leaf shape changes and varies throughout different stages of its life. This is a fairly unique characteristic, as most plants’ leaves keep the same shape throughout their lives. This tree grows quickest and best in bright light and it can be extremely sensitive to the cold, benefiting from highly humid conditions and frequent watering. Check out fiddle-leaf fig trees HERE.
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