In this article, I will share with you 5 tips on how to care for indoor plants, and I will also share five of my favourite houseplants for low light areas in your house or office.
5 tips on caring for awesome indoor houseplants
Let’s start with five tips for keeping your awesome indoor houseplants looking really good. Firstly, low light plants typically prefer drier soil conditions. Read the label and care instructions, however you will find that you want to make sure that they are allowed to dry out before you water them again.
Number two is to about once a month use a damp cloth to wipe the leaves off of your plant it’s really a good idea to keep them on a schedule to keep them clean it keeps the plants healthier and keeps them looking a lot better.
Number three is on how to combat tip burn in your plants which can really detract from the look of them there’s usually two culprits two tip burn the first lack of humidity in the air especially in the drier months so to combat that all you need to do is grab a spray bottle spray the area around your plant and that will really help the other thing is to water with either distilled water rain barrel water or water that’s gone through a reverse osmosis system rather than tap tap water usually has a little bit too many minerals and salts which can eventually accumulate in the leaves and cause burn.
The fourth tip is to feed your plants on occasion with a house plant specific fertilizer this is a good all-purpose indoor house plant food and I like to feed mine every about one to two months.
Tip number five is to make sure to check your plants roots about every 6 to 12 months so once or twice a year pop your plant out of its container take a look at the root system if it looks like it’s getting root bound or it needs more room to grow make sure to repot in a pot one size larger with a really good potting mix.
5 awesome indoor houseplants for low light areas
First is a spider and these are super easy to find and you might recognise this one right away maybe your grandma or your mom has one of these however they’re very easy to propagate and pass on down the generations they get their name because of all the runners that they send out they kind of spider out and then they’ve got little babies on the end and you can easily pop the babies off put them down in a pot full of fresh soil water them in and in no time you’ll have a rooted plant that’s ready to go.
They come in a really nice dark green like this one this one’s looking super healthy they also come variegated in either white or yellow however they are probably a once a week on the watering schedule and they do really well in a low light spot.
The first one is a peace lily and I love this plant because not many plants that tolerate low light areas will bloom however this one does it comes up with these really unique shaped blooms that range from like a green to a white and they bloom for a really really long time so this one will be up here for weeks before it starts to shrivel and needs to be cut back I also really like this shape of the foliage and the colour it’s very dark green very glossy it adds a ton of warmth to any area that you put him in.
They usually grow about 18 to 36 inches tall and wide and they kind of stay sized relative to the size of container you’re keeping them in so if you keep them in a small container they’ll stay a little bit more on the smaller size however if you keep bumping them up in pot size they will grow a little bit bigger.
They do like to be consistently watered so you want to make sure to keep them on like a weekly watering schedule that’s what I do with mine however they will tell you when they want a drink so they will wilt down slightly you give them some water and they bounce back really fast.
Next house plant and probably my favourite out of the whole bunch is the ZZ plant I just like the way this one looks the best I love the way it grows it grows in a very strong base shape and they’re always full of leaves and the leaves are always healthy-looking.
It doesn’t seem to suffer from tip burn like some of the others seem to do however their dark green and glassy when they first emerge the leaves are really bright green and they kind of give you this really beautiful pop of colour and then they deepen in colour.
This one is probably the most tough of all the plants I’ve showed you today they thrive on probably the lowest light and sporadic watering so if you are a traveler and you’re not home very much this is a really good option for you these also do really well under fluorescent lighting.
So, if you’re in an office situation these also will grow really well Zizi plants are really slow growers so they don’t need to be divided or repotted very often which makes them even more low-maintenance however you can expect him to grow about 16 to 28 inches tall and wide.
The third one is a Sansevieria which you might also know as a mother-in-law tongue or a snake plant I just love the strong vertical interest that these bring to any area they look very modern to me and they come in lots of different colours and kind of shapes some are round the leaves are round and they’re kind of spiky looking.
Some are heavily variegated like this one this one’s got yellow margins and then it’s got dark and light green in the leaves and some of the back side of the leaves even have this silverish colour so I think that they’re just super interesting and they’re very low-maintenance in terms of watering I probably water mine every two weeks and they stay very happy.
House plant number two is Apophis which looks an awful lot like a philodendron which is also a really good low light plant they like an area that’s out of direct Sun and they’re super low maintenance so you can train these onto a trellis or you can let them grow as a hanging plant.
I like to put mine up kind of on ledges up above cabinets and let them kind of trail down really really pretty I water mine about every 10 to 14 days so these are a little bit lower on the water requirement and then I just trim back anything that gets leggy to keep them nice and full.
So those are my top 5 awesome indoor houseplants for low light areas in your home or your office, so that’s it you guys that was my five plants and my five tips.