Top 3 Easy to Care for Houseplants

So I've picked up a new hobby, or what some may call an obsession for houseplants (I blame living in Portland). Within the past year, I've proudly taken on the title "plant mom" with my 16 plant babies (and counting). As I've been taking care of my plants for a few months now, I thought I'd let you guys in on which ones I believe are the easiest to care for. Here are my top three:

1. Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant)
  • Pictured above is my baby monstera. I purchased her as a 6in back in August of 2020, and I'll admit, she was in a bit of a rough state (scored a discount): very droopy, damaged, and not much foliage. Lately, she's been a bit finicky; however, she has been a breeze caring for. Watering when top 1-2in of soil is dry on a weekly schedule, and I keep her in a bright corner that receives indirect light. So far, I've sadly lost a leaf (also may be losing another if you spotted the yellow tip), but I've gained quite a bit of new leaves that let me know she's hanging in there. Another tip, add a moss pole or trellis (I'm waiting for Spring) as these plants love to climb, and it will encourage the production of larger leaves with splits!

2. Sansevieria Laurentii (Snake Plant)

  • This guy right here has grown so much, and I'm proud! I purchased him as a 6in back in June of 2020 and mistakenly almost fried it alive by keeping him on my balcony in direct sun with very little water. I brought it in after a month or two and kept it in medium indirect light, and he's been thriving since! Now he's getting tall and even produced two new leaves (stalks? tongues?). I would consider this very low maintenance, needing water on a biweekly schedule or when you notice the soil is relatively dry. It can also tolerate low light and some* direct sun. 

3. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ Plant)

  • Hey ZZ! Hands down, my easy-going baby. I purchased this one as a 6in back in October of 2020, and if I'm being honest, I haven't done much since. I can probably count on one hand how many times I've watered it. It's currently producing SEVEN new plants if you look very closely. My ZZ is definitely bottom tier when it comes to maintenance. It currently receives medium/low indirect light and water when I notice the soil is significantly dry. Can you imagine the turnout if I actually provide some TLC? I swear it's nearly impossible to fail with this one. 

I know this post is slightly different from my usual content, but I hope you enjoyed it anyway! I'd love to get some more "homey" posts published for you guys, so cheers to new beginnings.