A year into moving into my apartment, I’m still trying to fill it – I know, first world problem of the century. The walls are covered, the kitchen is accessorized, and the bedroom is knick-knack heaven, but still, there’s something missing: greenery. See, in my mind I have a green thumb, but life has proven this to not be the case. Still, I need some plants in my life. After all, according to Treehugger, they help deter illness and purify the air, which sounds pretty good.
So what’s a not-so-good plant parent to do? Find the most low-maintenance flora, of course! Here are your top three options, with directions to keep ‘em alive:
Where to put in your house: near a window, or somewhere sunny
How much to water it: every two to three weeks
Snake plant (also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue!)
Where to put it in your house: anywhere you want
How much to water it: whenever you remember
Where to put it in your house: in the bathroom or another room without much light
How much to water it: once per week
If you still haven’t found the plant that speaks to you, take a look at this list from The Today Show – they’ve got tons more options for you to choose from!
Okay, so you picked your plant – now to find your planter!
If you’re looking for something unique, Etsy is perfect.
Prices range pretty dramatically, but if your plant is going to be a centerpiece, you’ll want something beautiful, right? I mean, how can you go wrong with a plant in a pineapple? Exactly.
Wayfare has some killer choices, too.
Plus, they provide tons of narrowing options so you can be sure you’ll find your favorite.
Lastly, take a look at West Elm.
They’re a bit on the expensive side of the spectrum, but all of their pieces are modern beauties. Worth it? I think so.