With the holidays behind us, it’s time to give our homes a reboot. Bringing a few houseplants in can give our homes a little bit of life and breath we need — Houseplant Appreciation Day is also coming up, so we put together a list of 5 easy plants to refresh your home.
Chinese Evergreen Chinese evergreen is a sturdy and dependable plant that can live for at least ten years and requires minimal care. It thrives in low light and needs well-draining soil. It can survive in most growing conditions, but it likes a warm and humid environment. Not only is it easy to care for, it’s also a beautiful plant with red or gray and green stripes that give it character.
Spider Plants Spider Plants have long, grassy leaves that prefer moderate sunlight, cooler temperatures between 55°-65°F and well-drained soil. The soil should dry out between waterings — that means it doesn’t need watering often, but you should be careful not to forget.
Mother-In-Law’s Tongue You may also know mother-in-law’s tongue as the snake plant. It has tall, sturdy green leaves so it’s perfect for spots that need a lot of life. Not only is it aesthetically unique, but it also makes a great air filter! It’s most comfortable in a moist, warm atmosphere with low light. It requires minimal watering — the soil should dry out before rehydration.
Jade Jade, also known as the money tree or friendship tree, is a succulent, and if you care for it correctly, it can live for decades! Like a lot of succulents, jade thrives in the desert so it doesn’t need much water — in fact, it’s easy to overwater it. However, because it’s a desert plant, that means it also loves a lot sunshine and it survives in an environment with varying temperature.
Cast-Iron Plant The cast-iron plant is a strong plant that can survive under the most neglectful circumstances. It doesn’t need much light, requires little humidity and it thrives in a wide range of temperatures. Its big, floppy leaves take up a lot of real estate, so it might be best to decorate with it the way you might decorate with a potted tree.
The Lakeside Collection has hundreds of ideas and products to refresh your home for the new year! Whether you’re looking for tips on finding the right plants or you just want a few new decorative accents, shop Lakeside for all your home decor needs.