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There really are low light indoor plants!

Sometimes that shady corner of your home is often forgotten. But fear not, because you can actually fill that forgetting corner with low light indoor plants!

We have picked our favourite easy-care house plants that will survive in low light or shady corners.

Indoor plants that love low light
Maidenhair Fern indoor low light plant

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Maidenhair Fern

Ferns are well known for surviving extremely well indoors, but this fern in particular is perfect when it comes to shade or low-lit corners as it “burns” easily. It’s easily noticeable because its fine glossy leaf stalk often reminds people of hair.

Parlour Palm low light indoor plant

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Parlour Palm

I think most of us have seen this plant in someone’s home over the years because it’s so easy to care for, making the perfect house plant. It loves those low light corners where nothing else will grow and requires very minimal care to survive.

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Snake Plant

The snake plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s tongue, is an extremely popular house plant as it’s so easy to care for and considered quite a stylish plant. Its tall upward growing leaves give it its popular appeal, and it is often styled in mid-century style homes.

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Peperomia

This indoor plant is most noticeable by the beautiful pattern on its leaves. It’s also quite a small plant and will only grow up to 6 inches, making it also very easy to maintain in the low to medium light corners.

Devils Ivy indoor plant low light

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Devil’s Ivy

This is an extremely easy to care for plant that will just keep growing! It doesn’t need much sunlight, so it’s often found growing in low-lit corners or bathrooms.

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Peace Lily

If you sometimes find that the main reason your plants die is due to lack of watering, then the Peace Lily is for you! It flourishes in any low light areas and is a beautiful indoor plants with its white flowers.

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There is a thing as the wrong plant pot!

Is repotting important?

It is so important! Without proper repotting, your brand new plant will quickly outgrow its current plant pot and go from fresh and green to dry and brown. Unfortunately, this easy care tip is a common mistake that new plant owners tend to make. Repotting the plant allows the plant to grow and “spread out.” Aside from giving the plant more space, this will also allow you to change out old potting mix to something more nutritious for the plant.

How to care for plants dead

What size plant pot?

During your plants’ life, you will most likely go through a couple of different pots, and to ensure you’re not consistently changing it, it’s important to do your research. Having a pot too large can lead to root rot because the soil will take too long to drain. If you choose a plant pot that is too small, it means your plant soil will dry too quickly, and your plant might also not have enough room to grow. To ensure you don’t have these issues, select a pot that is 2-4 inches larger in diameter.

Try a pot cover to avoid over repotting

Let’s talk drainage

Root rot will be the end of your home garden, so we always recommend you have drainage to allow any excess water to leave your plant pot. If you have a container in mind that does not have drainage, you can always create your own drainage by layering pebbles and peat moss below the potting mix. This will drain any excess water. It may take some skill mastering the safe level of water required.

Tip: water regularly but in small quantity. If this option makes you nervous, get a pot with a drainage hole.

Sorry for bringing it up, but winter is just around the corner and it’s time to get educated on caring for your succulents during this frosty period.

Most Australians don’t live in the snow so we need not worry about that with our succulents but it still gets very cold in some parts, and you might need to bring them in during the cold winter.

Succulents need sunlight, and it’s important that even though they are indoors, you need to give them time in some sunlight. Keeping them close to a window is helpful so do not move them around so much.

Water less in the winter, as they really need little. A good tip is once the water has dried up water again. Generally, I water them every 2 weeks or monthly just depending on how the soil is feeling (or let’s face it, if I remember).

Good draining pot, need I say more?

And finally, keep the temperature pretty standard. Not too cold or hot. When you are comfortable, your succulents are comfortable.

We also found some amazing planters and pots!

Elevating your plants can add a lot of interest to a corner or empty space in  your home. Here are my top five indoor plants that are easy to maintain and look amazing hanging from any wall in your house!

English Ivy has that timeless elegance and it trails down the Macramé Hanger for a stunning effect. It needs minimal care and likes moist soil and cool, shady rooms.

Aloe Vera has long pointy leaves, which creates a substantial impact and draws attention when displayed in a prominent location. It’s extremely easy to look after and grows well in small, sunny indoor spaces.

Snake Plant is very easy to maintain. Its leaves grow upright, which adds a striking effect when placed in a Macramé Hanger. Simple to look after it and it will grow easily in any light filled room.

Air Plants add that attractive, minimalistic look when displayed in a glass jar or pot. Just like the name suggest they don’t need soil, just air. Easy to care for, just soak them in water and let them dry out, repeat this process weekly.

 String of Pearls is a carefree succulent that sprawls over the sides of pots and accentuates a room when hung from a wall or ceiling. To care for they require water every other week and will thrive in sun filled spaces.

We have found some of our favourite macrame on Etsy that would carry your new indoor plant perfectly!

When you purchase a plant from your local nursery one of the first things you need to consider is what amazing pot am I going to plant it in. Then how do I transfer it to that amazing pot and KEEP IT ALIVE!

Instructions 

  1. Find a pot that has drainage holes.
  2. Add a little water if needed to moisten the soil of the plant you will be repotting.
  3. Loosen the roots be gently shaking and using your fingers. Be careful to not damage the roots in the process.
  4. Line the bottom of the new pot with the correct potting mix. Speak to your local nursery if you are unsure which soil is best for your plant.
  5. Place the plant in the new pot and fill the sides of the pot with potting mix.
  6. Give it a little more water to help the plant settle in.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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