In the metro Atlanta area, we love the outdoors so much that we sometimes want to bring it inside. Having indoor plants can dramatically change the mood of whatever room they are in. Regardless of whether you are into gardening or not, bringing plants into the home will not only liven up your space but also decrease stress and increase mood. But for all the happiness they can bring, indoor plants can be a hassle. Many people are scared of owning an indoor plant out of fear of killing it. That is why the lawn service pros at Papa Turf have compiled a list of some easy to care for house plants that are nearly impossible to kill.
Zebra plants are popular plants in almost every plant store in America, and you can definitely find them here in metro Atlanta. A native of Africa, the zebra plant is a head-turner. Its long thin green leaves are covered in white stripes that really make it pop. Place it in a brightly lit corner of the room where it doesn’t get direct sunlight. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings and repot every 1-2 years with new soil.
Looking for a succulent you can get some use out of? The aloe vera plant is one of the most well-known medicinal plants on the planet. Aloe is a very hardy and drought-tolerant plant that is very hard to kill. When it comes to watering aloe, the only thing you need to worry about is overwatering it. You can break off the branches and harvest your own aloe gel for use in recipes and soothing gels when aloe reaches maturity after 1-2 years.
Holiday Cacti are popular around the holidays because that’s when they bloom. Holiday cacti are not actually part of the cacti family but a succulent. They are native to the jungles of Brazil where they grow on the branches of large trees. Allow soil to dry out between watering. Place holiday cacti inside your metro Atlanta home in a cool, bright location where daytime temperatures are 65-70° F and evening temperatures are 55-65° F. If taken care of properly, holiday cacti can live for over a hundred years.
Burro’s tail is a great conversation piece to add to any room of the house. Its elegant, drooping stems resemble a braided burro’s tail and command attention in the room. It does well in a well-drained pot where it can receive plenty of sunlight. You can acclimate it by gradually exposing it to more and more sunlight. Burro’s tail looks stunning in both standing and hanging pots.
Star Window Plant
Star window plants look small, but they are tough. They can be placed just about anywhere in your metro Atlanta home as they don’t need a lot of sunlight. It has pale green leaves that are fleshy and bulbous, with dark stripes running across the length. As with most succulents, the biggest danger is overwatering.
Upon first glance, Lithops could be mistaken for colorful stones, but they are actually plants native to the arid deserts of southern Africa. Indoors, lithops require 4-5 hours of sunlight a day and shade for the rest of it. Lithops have adapted to the dry climates of southern Africa by storing water in their leaves for months. Only water them when the soil is completely dry.
Echeveria is native to Texas and Central America, where they thrive in desert conditions but can stand some moisture if they are allowed to dry out. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil to mimic their natural habitat. Echeveria produces baby plants that can be transplanted and added to your collection, or they also make great gifts for friends.
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