St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means: green everywhere. From green party hats to green decor, what better excuse to put your green thumb to the test than by adding indoor plants to your favorite spaces? But, we don’t want to leave it all to luck this year; that’s why we’ve rounded up low-maintenance plants that make incorporating green in and around your home a breeze.
Top O’ The Morning: Rubber Tree
With glossy, dark green leaves, rubber trees are great for adding color, character and zen to your space. Rubber trees thrive in bright, indirect light so they’re perfect for the rooms in your home that get the most sun. Rubber trees love summer weather too and are happy to move outside to your porch in warmer months.
Don’t Test My Luck: Snake Plant
Sansevierias, or snake plants, are known for their tall, stiff leaves that resemble their nickname: snakes. Don’t let the name fool you, though–nothing is intimidating about this plant. Snake plants can grow in a wide range of lighting conditions and are forgiving of busy lifestyles, as they only need to be watered monthly.
Give Me the Green: Fiddle Leaf Fig
This trendy tree with large, dark green leaves that resemble the shape of a fiddle is known for adding color and height to your favorite living spaces. Fiddle leaf figs prefer bright light and grow best in regulated, indoor temperatures. Because of their big leaves, fiddle leaf figs can often collect a lot of dust, so be sure to routinely wipe off the leaves of your tree with a damp cloth.
A Total Charmer: Zebra Cactus
Haworthia, also known as a zebra cactus, is a small, adorable succulent that’s just as unique as it is easy to grow! With green, spikey leaves covered in white bands, a zebra cactus adds not only color but also texture to your shelves and coffee tables alike. Plant your zebra cactus in sandy soil and place it in a spot with partial sun, watering about every 3-4 weeks.