If You’re anything like me, you love the fresh look of a potted plant in your own home. However, if you are also anything like me with responsibility, you are far more likely to end up with a sad pile of dirt and wilted leaves where the plant once existed than to care for another living thing long term. Love the look and feel a plant gives your home, but not able to provide the diligent, long term care they need and deserve? Give your Green thumb the go ahead Deco & Bloom Style with 3 Easy to Care for Indoor Plants For Black Thumbs.
Lucky Bamboo: When it comes to hardy plants, it’s tough to do better than lucky bamboo. This easy going species represents an interesting plant to grow at home for all levels of gardening talent. A little water and light is just about all it will need to grow, and it can survive in just about any condition. Once you have it growing it can be shaped into all sorts of fun and interesting designs. This is also a fantastically clean plant to grow at home since it can be grown in gravel, and doesn’t have any dropping leaves or buds to clutter your shelves or desk. This plant combines the best in hardiness, and minimal maintenance, and makes for a fantastic conversation piece to boot. If you are looking for a good starter kit for growing lucky bamboo at home you should check out Eastern Leaf (bamboo square short glass arrangement pictured above), they have a variety of bamboo and other fascinating plants, along with products and information on how to make sure that these plants grow and thrive.
Cacti: Cacti are normally found in deserts and other dry locations, so unlikely that your home could be a more unforgiving environment than the cacti are used to. Cacti also come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and coloration, so you can start a whole garden with tons of different plants in it. Cacti are extraordinarily hardy, and require a minimal amount of care, so even if you are often away for work or travel commonly, these plants can thrive in your home. Darby Smart (products pictured above) sells a variety of different home cacti, as well as several variety platters of cacti that are perfect for getting you started on your new collection. Just watch out for the spikes as some varieties of cacti and grow barbs which are quite sharp!
Succulents: Succulents are very similar to cacti in that they are normally found in desert regions, have excellent water storage systems, and are virtually indestructible. Succulents are generally categorized as any plant with thick fleshy water storage organs, usually their leaves. One of the best things about growing succulents is that several of the succulents that grow well indoors have uses other than just looking good on your tables and sills, for instance, aloe plants, one of the more commonly grown household succulents, can be used to sooth and heal burns. If you are looking to start growing your own set of succulents, we suggest taking a look at the Hanging Teardrop Succulent Garden (pictured above) from Jackson & Perkins, it’s a beautiful starter planter that will look fantastic hanging in any room in your home.
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