Indoor plants are seriously therapy for me! I’ve never had a green thumb until I discovered these low maintenance kind of plants. I know many of you have asked what my process is for caring for these plants. The process is pretty simple! Succulents and Snake plants love the light. They do not need to be watered until the dirt is completely dry!
Here are some suggestions for starting your very own low maintenance indoor garden:
Take a look around your space! Where does the light scream, Hallelujah? THAT is the place for your plant. Each plant will let you know if the light is not enough or if it’s too much! You can always change it’s location if it’s not liking the spot you picked! Once you figure out its preference, you can start to enjoy them inside your home.
Most of these plants do pretty well in hot or cold temperatures. I have quite a few outside and it’s so much fun to see them stress themselves when it is cold. They turn pink or red. If it seems too cold, bring them indoors. That’s what happens around here! It ends up looking like a greenhouse in my home!
These plants are pretty low maintenance. The snake plant is watered once a month! I usually wait for the dirt to be completely dry before I water my plants. I use this same general rule for my succulents and cacti. You can tell when they are getting too much water because fungus starts to grow. That’s usually when the roots rot and your plant dies. Leave it alone. Just don’t care! HA!
4. Be Creative
This is an opportunity to connect with the creative-soul that lives within you! Paint your own pots! Grow your plants in t-cups. I promise you, you will never look at your child’s unused toys the same. It’s a great way to recycle old toys! I haven’t taken any of my children’s toys lately but I have been eyeing a wooden toy car. I plan on stealing it…just sayin’!
5. Shop Local
Some of my favorite places to look for plants are Annie’s Garden Shed and Hollie’s Farm & Garden. Each location offers a variety of plants. It’s therapy all on it’s own! You can find pretty amazing planters at both locations. Annie’s even offers classes!
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