Top 10 Houseplants For Spring
Written by Samantha Agostino
With spring right around the corner, you may be considering adding some new greenery to your home or workspace. If you're not sure where to start or which plants to pick up at your local nursery, check out the list below.
Anthuriums are flowering perennials native to Central and South America, as well as parts of the Caribbean. They are pretty easy to care for and relatively low maintenance, once you've figured out the optimal growing conditions. If cared for properly, you will be rewarded with gorgeous flowers that are known to be some of the longest lasting of any plant.
Anthurium Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Anthurium Water Requirements: Every 3-5 days
Popular Anthurium Varieties: Anthurium andraeanum, Anthurium radicans, Anthurium salgarense
02. EPIPREMNUM (POTHOS)
Epipremnum, or more commonly known as Pothos, are tropical vines native to Southeast Asia. These are some of the easiest plants to take care of, and require very little maintenance. Pothos come in multiple different variations, ranging in size and variegation.
Pothos Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Pothos Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Pothos Varieties: Epipremnum aureum, Epipremnum aureum 'Vine N Joy', Epipremnum aureum 'Global Green'
Tradescantias are flowering, herbaceous perennials native to North and South America. These are fast-growing, easy to care for plants that grow in a climbing pattern. Depending on which species of Tradescantia you have, you can expect a beautiful arrangement of pink or purple leaves!
Tradescantia Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Tradescantia Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Tradescantia Varieties: Tradescantia zebrina, Tradescantia Nanouk,
Aglaonemas are tropical, flowering plants native to subtropical Asia and New Guinea. These plants are relatively easy to care for once you've established a consistent watering schedule. Ranging in various sizes and colors, there are a multitude of plant styles to choose from!
Aglaonema Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Aglaonema Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Aglaonema Varieties: Aglaonema commutatum, Aglaonema commutatum 'Pink Dalmation', Aglaonema commutatum 'Red Valentine'
Dieffenbachias are flowering, herbaceous perennials native to South America and the Caribbean. These plants are fairly adaptable, so though they prefer bright indirect lighting, they can also grow in low lighting conditions.
Dieffenbachia Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Dieffenbachia Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Dieffenbachia Varieties: Dieffenbachia seguine, Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camille', Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camoflauge'
06. DRACAENAS (SANSEVIERIAS)
Dracaenas, formerly known as sansevierias, are resilient succulents native to Africa and Southeast Asia. These plants originate from a tropical environment, so if you can replicate a similar environment for them in your home, you're good to go!
Sansevieria Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Sansevieria Water Requirements: Every 12-14 days
Popular Sansevieria Varieties: Dracaena trifasciata (Snake Plant), Dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant), Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky Bamboo)
07. PHALAENOPSIS ORCHIDS
Phalaenopsis Orchids, or moth orchids, are the most popular genus of the Orchidaceae family; these are most likely what you think of when you picture an orchid. Moth orchids are flowering plants native to Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Australia. When cared for properly and given the right conditions, moth orchids can live for many years.
Orchid Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Orchid Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Orchid Varieties: Phalaenopsis amabilis, Liodoro Phalaenopsis, Schiller Phalaenopsis
Hoyas are tropical succulents native to Malaysia, India, China and parts of Australia. Depending on the species, these plants can start to vine or climb, making for a beautiful curtain of plants. Like most succulents, Hoyas are easy to care for and low maintenance.
Hoya Lighting Requirements: Bright indirect sunlight, or filtered sun
Hoya Water Requirements: Every 10-12 days
Popular Hoya Varieties: Hoya obovata (Wax Plant), Hoya kerrii (Hoya Hearts), Hoya carnosa 'Rubra'
09. CODIAEUMS (CROTONS)
Codiaeums, or more commonly known as Crotons, are flowering, evergreen shrubs or trees native to Southeast Asia and northern Australia. These plants come in a vast array of colors, with over 100 varieties of the plant to choose from. Crotons are both striking and easy to care for!
Croton Lighting Requirements: Bright direct sun
Croton Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Croton Varieties: Codiaeum variegatum 'Banana', Codiaeum variegatum 'Gold Dust', Codiaeum variegatum 'Andrew'
Philodendrons are tropical vines native to Colombia, Venezuela, and parts of the Caribbean. Philodendrons are popular houseplants due to their vibrant color and ease of care.
Philodendron Lighting Requirements: Medium Light
Philodendron Water Requirements: Every 7-10 days
Popular Philodendron Varieties: Philodendron scandens (Heartleaf Philodendron), Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’, Philodendron 'Birkin'
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