While some of us city-livers wish we could call a big backyard our own, the reality is outdoor space is pretty limited. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t bring the outside in. The easiest way to get a bit of that lush spring/summer vibes into your home is by welcoming some of nature’s goodness on in. So, what does it take to build your own personal indoor garden? First and foremost, be honest with yourself about how much light your space gets a day. You can take the best care of a plant, but it won’t survive in a dark corner of your living room.
Now let’s dive into some of the best, easy-care indoor houseplants to turn your space into a green oasis.
Known for being the drought-tolerant plants, succulents are some of the easiest to keep alive… if you give them lots of sunny love. Though you don’t have to worry about watering them every so often (once a month will do), you want to make sure the aloe vera plant or cactus are getting plenty of direct light.
If you don’t have a spot right next to a south-facing window to place a plant, fret not. There are plenty of plants that will live their best lives in medium and indirect light, including those popular Insta-worthy foliage plants — ex: monstera and bird of paradise. These two beauties are easy for nearly everyone to take care of and only need to be watered every couple of weeks or so.
If you live in a street-level apartment or don’t have huge windows, search for plants that thrive in low light environments. Some of the best plants that do well in low light settings are pothos jades, snake plants, and ZZ plants. They will still appreciate being in the shadows and are great if you’re at the beginning stages of your plant adoption. They all make for great bathroom plants, too!