Some people have the gift of the green thumb, and have no problem keeping the fussiest plants in a happy bloom. But others just weren’t born with the magic touch and need a little help when it comes to their gardening. Gardening can be a very relaxing and therapeutic activity for people of all ages, but it’s important to have the right information about the right way to take care of specific plants, and which plants are going to be harder than others to take care of.
If you’re looking to start easy and find plants that you don’t have to constantly worry about dying on you, then consider the parlor palm, or the chamadorea elegans. This plant actually originates from South America, and while it can be grown outdoors, it’s actually even easier for the gardener in you to grow them indoors. If you don’t see it sprout right away, don’t fear as they grow slow, but when they are growing they can reach up to four feet when thriving.
One of the biggest selling points for the parlor palm is that they are elegant and beautiful in appearance and so they make a welcome addition to almost any room. If you want a bigger plant to fill a larger space then you can buy them at ProPlants. Make sure that the parlor palm gets a semi-shaded position somewhere the light from your window and that you water it around twice a week. Don’t overwater it!
Another simple plant to take care of is the peace lily, which is originally from Columbia. You can get them in a wide array of sizes, so they can adapt to any room size and setting. You can tell that a plant is a peace lily by their green leaves, which are often glossy and their bright white flowers. They appear tropical, and often grow quickly for an immediate payoff!
If you’re looking for more of a gardening challenge, then there are certain types of plants that require more maintenance to thrive. An example of a challenging plant is hibiscus. While outside this plant seems to have no issues, indoors they can be fairly fussy when it comes to ensuring they get the right amount of water and light. Other plants you may want to avoid are orchid cactuses or African violets. The African violets often start to lose their coloring, and they can quickly stop flowering if you aren’t careful. Another plant that does well outside, but not inside are azaleas.