A Very Green Spring Clean: How to Refresh Your Space With Indoor Plants

If you’re looking for a simple way to bring the outdoors in at Summit Creek, why not refresh your space with some new plants? Thanks to their aesthetic appeal and health benefits, plants are a simple yet fun way to spruce up your surroundings. From large plants that can serve as centerpieces in your living room to tabletop plants that can add a pint-sized pop of color, here are five of the best indoor plants for beginners.

Snake Plant

Characterized by stiff, spiky shoots, snake plants can function as a striking tabletop centerpiece in any room of the house. Capable of surviving for weeks without water, they are the perfect choice for someone looking for a low-maintenance plant.

Birds of Paradise

If you’re in search of a large indoor plant that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, consider purchasing a birds of paradise plant. Capable of growing over six feet tall with proper care, birds of paradise are a bold, fun addition to any room.

Philodendron

Known for being unfussy and easy to grow, philodendrons are another solid choice. Because they’re a vining plant, you can hang them from the ceiling or let them unfurl down a bookcase. 

ZZ Plant

Native to East Africa, the ZZ Plant has been called “the king of indestructible plants” because of its ability to withstand low light, low humidity, and drought. Consequently, it’s a great option for someone who is new to plant parenthood.

Corn Plant

This broadleaf evergreen tree is another popular indoor choice. Thin leaves sprout from the thick cane center, giving the plant a palm tree-like appearance that has led to it being nicknamed a “false palm.” 

If you’re up for a challenge, you might want to purchase a fern, croton or string-of-pearls plant. These plants are typically a little tougher to take care of, but they can be a fun challenge for someone with a budding green thumb. Not quite sure which plants are right for you? Visit area nurseries—such as Sunshine Greenhouses or Olson’s Garden Shoppe—to peruse a myriad of plants in person and get some expert advice on which ones to add to your plant collection.

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