The Houseplant Is Back {And Yes, You can Keep it Alive}

The plant is back in the building {woot!} and we’re loving the extra life and greenery it brings to a space. Any greenery really opens the environment up and makes it feel more livable- makes sense, technically there are more living things in the room now! After I jumped on the Fiddle Leaf bandwagon, I’ve been wanting to add a new plant or two to the loft.

Thankfully, I’ve had pretty good luck in the houseplant department thus far {miracle!} and am happy to report, I haven’t had to bury too many green friends in the plant cemetery. Don’t be fooled, by no means am I a green thumb, but sites like my new favorite, The Sill, certainly help me feel more like an expert. They break down the care of the most popular houseplants {they even break down plants by personalities so that you can find the perfect plant for your lifestyle!} and are my go-to reference for the current or future plant lover.

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In order to steer clear of the black thumb club, I make sure I’ve aced my one on one time with the employee at the gardening store before I even dare bring a plant home with me. There is something so depressing about watching the leaves on your plant turn yellow and then a whithered brown and feeling like you have no control over nursing it back to health. Isn’t it the worst feeling, ever?

We’re currently reading up on the care guides of these guys {The Sill offers PDF’s that you can download here!} because we want to bring some new life into the new office! Here’s a quick breakdown of our top picks:

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I vote for something like the Snake Plant which is cool and graphic, but it might be a good idea to have low maintenance guys around like cacti since we’re always running around and are likely to forget to water them! Oops. One thing for sure is that you don’t already, you must buy a Pothos for your home. It’s our go-to plant {besides our trusty Fiddle Leaf Fig tree!} and according to the plant experts, you can take a sledge hammer to it and it won’t die. We’ll see about that…

 

image 1 via Ferm Living // 2 via Lotta Agaton // 3 via Daniella Witte // plant images via The Sill

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10 thoughts on “The Houseplant Is Back {And Yes, You can Keep it Alive}

  1. I second the pothos plant. I’ve had one for a couple of years(!!) now. It’s as beautiful as the day I bought it. I also have a few snake plants. I would definitely say ere on the side of watering a little bit every 3 weeks. I kind of killed one because I watered it too much. I bought one for my roommate and it lives in her bathroom. She’s never watered it!

    • Good to hear! I’m always in search for the ultimate set and forget plant. This gives me much hope!

  2. jillian

    we have the first one and the last one on the list — as well as an aloe vera plant (it has grown SO big!) and a “money tree” — my husband can take all of the credit for keeping our plants alive. i water the basil and it’s holding on for life! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    • Lol, I’ve been guilty of killing basil . Keep that baby alive!!

  3. Hi,
    In this aspect I’m a lucky girl to have a garden where I can get my plants of the season.
    And at home I always have plants.
    Especially orchids.
    But for those who do not have a garden, sometimes with simple plants, you may give “more life” to our home.
    Loved
    kisses
    Evelyne

  4. Why back? We had always houseplants, f.ex. huge plants. Good for the climate at home! They are able to clean the air, if they are well treated, without dust!
    I wondered already, why we can not find a lot of plants in the Blogger homes! I can’t live without green plants ! Hug, Barbara

  5. I need to replace my orchid for what will probably be the 6th time! It was originally a housewarming present, then when it died my mother-in-law (to-be) replaced it for me. Then that died too and I bought a new one so she wouldn’t know I’d killed yet another….I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this; Maybe time for me to try the Pothos?!

  6. thanks for this! try as i might, i am forever killing plants. so much so in fact, my green-thumbed mom has forbidden me from getting any new plants!
    i am determined to realize my dreams of happy, healthy houseplants though!!

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