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Houseplants Episode 1: Houseplants for Beginners


Hey Guys! So now it's time to talk plants. I have over 25 house plants and counting. This blog is about highlighting and giving insight into two of the easier houseplants to maintain. The first featured plant is the Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue, and the second is the Pothos Vine. I have about 3 of each plant, and I find both to be very easy to grow, so don't be afraid.


How to Grow Snake Plants

The snake plant is easy to grow and is nearly indestructible; they will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. An ideal container plant, it is excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or on tabletop displays. These plants are also drought resistant. There are two low-growing varieties, but these are rarely seen in garden centers.


Light

Although they are very forgiving, snake plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions and will also survive quite dim situations.


Water

Let the soil dry between waterings. During winter, reduce watering to monthly, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch. Err on the side of under watering; too much water can kill the plant.


How to Grow Pothos

Pothos is the easiest plants to grow for me. Forget about it for two weeks, and it's still standing strong.

Pothos are usually pest free, but they can get infested with mealy bugs. Insecticidal soap works against them, but the easiest method is to simply dab the insects with an alcohol-soaked cotton swab.


Light

Outdoors, pothos can be grown in shade to partial shade. Indoors, pothos prefers bright but indirect light.

Water

Pothos like to have their soil dry out completely between waterings. If left continually in damp soil, the roots will rot. Black spots on the leaves and the sudden collapse of the plant indicate the soil has been kept too wet. Let the plant tell you when to water—when it starts to droop, it needs a good drink. However, don’t wait until the leaves start to shrivel or you will lose some leaves.


So guys are you headed to Home Depot for your first houseplant?


Let me know down in the comments. See you Guys soon!!!