Spring into Spring

by Tess Donelon

With springtime comes rain, and although sunny days are still ahead, bringing indoor plants into your home while the gray persists is one of the best ways to re-create that springtime cheer. Here are some top indoor picks for first-time plant parents.

Cast Iron Plant
Named after its nearly indestructible qualities, just like the cast iron pan you have in your kitchen, the cast iron plant is perfect for those who don’t consider themselves a green-thumb. Even if a watering day is missed, it’s resilient. It grows well in low light and even works to cleanse the air of toxins.

Lucky Bamboo
The Lucky Bamboo plant is said to bring good luck and fortune to anyone who cares for it, so having one of these in your home might give you a leg up! Able to grow with either one stalk or multiple, it thrives best in shady areas, so it makes for a great desk plant or coffee table accessory.

Heart Leaf Philodendron
This heart-shaped cascading plant can grow well in shady, indirect or bright light. A fast-grower with limited care required, the Heart Leaf Philodendron looks best on high shelves or hung from the ceiling, so it can waterfall downward.

Spider Plant
The Spider Plant is extremely popular thanks to its adaptability. It can stand a lot of neglect (if forgotten about for a while) and looks beautiful amongst other plants. Best in all light levels.

Calathea
The colorful Calathea adds an extra punch to your indoor plant lineup with it’s pink and red highlights. Unlike some of the other plants, the Calathea likes medium to low light specifically. It’s also nontoxic and completely pet safe.

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