You just had the last of your furniture delivered by Black Tie Moving, and you’re ready to start making your new house into a home. What an exciting time! There’s no better way to make your house cozy and peaceful than by incorporating some houseplants.
If you’re new to being a plant parent, we are here to help! We’ve put together 3 houseplants for beginner plant parents.
Let’s get into it!
Peace lilies are the perfect plant if you’re just starting out caring for houseplants. Contrary to what their name suggests, these stunning plants are actually not lilies but evergreen plants. These stunning plants aren’t high maintenance, but they do require some regular care. Particularly if you want them to produce their white flowers!
You want to be sure to give your peace lily sunlight, but not too much. Indirect light is perfect for these fun houseplants. Keeping them hydrated is easy, as they communicate to you when they need more water. If you notice your peace lily’s leaves start to droop – this indicates it’s time for some H2O. You’ll want to make sure their soil never gets too dry, so aim to water your plant every 7-10 days.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle leaf figs are showstoppers when it comes to houseplants. While they are relatively easy to care for, they are a bit finicky when it comes to their environment. For starters, these plants don’t like to be moved too often. They aren’t the plant for you if you like switching your plant locations around. Moving them around too many times causes your fiddle leaf fig to become stressed and not thrive the way you want your green family members to.
This houseplant can grow up to 6 feet tall if cared for properly and under healthy conditions. You’ll want to make sure your fiddle leaf fig gets plenty of sunlight. Placing your fiddle leaf fig right next to a window is a prime spot for it. Like the peace lily, this houseplant will let you know when it’s thirsty by dropping its leaves. You should aim to water your fiddle leaf fig every 7-10 days.
The big-leafed monstera is relatively low-maintenance which makes them a great starter plant! This tropical plant thrives in indirect and bright sunlight. However, this doesn’t mean that it requires it. One of the wonderful attributes of the monstera is that it does well in almost any conditions. It can still do well in low light, it will just grow a bit slower. This makes this houseplant a great fit if you don’t have much natural light coming into your home.
This plant likes to maintain moist soil. You can tell it’s time to water your monstera if its leaves start to droop or the soil begins to dry up near the top. It’s relatively easy to know when your monstera is requiring a bit more water. Like the peace lily and fiddle leaf fig, you want to water your monstera every 7-10 days are so!