I think most houseplants thrive on a little neglect versus over watering for example, but they do die if left totally on their own. I water about once a week. I fertilize every two weeks during the growing season April - September. This has worked for me, and I have been successful with houseplants for the most part.
I think a houseplant round up may be fun!
My current houseplant list is as follows:
A variegated ivy. I love ivies, but I have killed a few. I like them on my mantel or on my desk hutch but both are low light areas and die after a while. I love leaving them is a small neutral pot and sticking them in vignettes, or in fun containers like this vintage plaid lunchbox.
I have had this prayer plant for a lot of years. It loses a few leaves now and then, and then grows a few new ones, and never gets much bigger. I have it in a pot inside a great vintage McCoy Jardienere.
I love adding a little seasonal decoration to my houseplants.
Another long lived houseplant of mine. It started as a one stem cactus in a miniature pot from Kmart. Very easy to grow, and I love a white stained terra cotta pot and primitive flag.
I have three different types of African Violets together in a pot inside a basket. They are very healthy in their east facing window and bloom a couple times per year.
This snake plant was an offshoot from a plant of my dear Grandma's who has been gone for over 10 years. Very easy to grow.
This hoya plant in a vintage figural swan planter is another very old plant that was originally my Mom's. She is still with us, but was thinning out some of her stuff.
Baby's Tears #1. This little baby's tears was a fixture in vignettes in my early blogging career. Unfortunately I under watered it, and it died. This is not an easy plant to grow, especially if you are a beginner. It also likes misting.
Houseplants and Christmas Decor.
Baby's Tears #2 purchased last winter as a replacement. This was a much larger plant. It's still alive but not currently this dense.
This is a grape ivy that I grow as a topiary in this pot and trellis. It has low light requirements and is quite easy to grow.
A super easy to grow plant that I have cut back many times since I have had it. It grows well even in low light conditions, thriving during neglect. I have a recent post on a haircut and clean up of this heart leaf philodendron here.
Several of my gardening friends have houseplants and/or houseplant tips to share too:
New Home New House New Life Also Shares Amaryllis Tips I remember an Amaryllis being a favorite of my Grandma's for a November birthday gift!
Do you have any houseplants? Besides cleaning indoor air, they bring a design element to your home.
According to Houzz, there are five reasons to design with houseplants. See them HERE.
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