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How to Help Your Houseplants Thrive

Blaire Benson

Houseplants can help add fresh decor to any room in the house, but in order for your plant to thrive, you need to choose the right space. Once settled, the plant will bless your room with lush growth and beautiful foliage. Here are a few of our favorite houseplants and quick tips on what they need. 

Although the Zamioculcas Zamiifolia plant, also known as 'ZZ,' does best in bright to moderate lighting, it can withstand small amounts of light, even from a fluorescent-lit office. ZZ plants do best when left alone, surviving even months without water, but we don’t recommend going that long! A slow to moderate grower, its feathered foliage will grow up to two feet. Fitting for a contemporary decor, its graceful, waxy oval-shaped leaves are versatile for any space.

Add a bit of tropical color to your space with a low-maintenance Bromeliad, prized for its thick foliage and rosette shape. We have a variety of colors available in the florist. Choose a spot with bright to moderate indirect light. They grow best in a shallow pot; water moderately by filling the cup at the base of the plant and provide humidity when possible. 

The delicate sophistication of an orchid should not be overlooked. Available in a wide array of shapes and colors, there’s sure to be an orchid that catches your eye. As humidity-lovers, find a spot for them that gets bright, indirect light, fitting for a bit of greenery and elegance. Although requiring frequent moisture and well-drained soil, they should dry out between waterings. New orchids have just arrived in the florist; be sure to stop in and admire their beauty!

You’re sure to have seen the Fiddle Leaf Fig featured on your favorite interior design blog and with reason! Their stunning large green foliage and tall, sculptural shape is a perfect addition to a room. A hearty and adaptable tree growing six feet or taller, keep in bright, indirect light. Water only when soil is dry to the touch. Due to their large surface, be sure to keep leaves clean by wiping them with a soft cloth.

Looking for more low-maintenance plants? Check out our Hard-To-Kill Indoor Plants blog post here!