Nurseries are closing up their outdoor plant selections, but if you are lucky to have a nursery with a greenhouse near you, go fulfill your plant buying needs with some houseplants.
Here are some of my favorites:
A Christmas Cactus isn’t a desert type of cactus, as it needs its soil to be damp and not dried out. Around October and November, the flowers will start budding and with luck, you will have a bright flowery plant by the holidays.
This Chinese Money plant is a hard one to find in the United States and if you do, you could pay a pretty penny. I know I did! But the nice thing about this plant is that it’s easy to care for (filtered light, damp soil) and it grows little babies super fast so that you can propagate and share! In fact, it’s a plant that has a lot of history to it and has been found all over the world from sharing the babies that spawn off.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle leaf figs are all over the internet, home magazines, blogs, pinterest…you name it. These plants also come with a high price tag and can be pretty tricky to take care of. Some people claim lots of water, some say none. Bright light and not touching it are a few other suggestions. If you are able to have time and patience, this is a great house plant to add to your home.
This is my all time favorite plant. I’ve killed a fair share, but I learn more each time. Low light and LOTS of water (I found a self watering pot is key) are two factors when it comes to survival of this plant. The lacy like leaves and the airiness to them bring a unique delicate appearance to any space.
This plant is the beginner houseplant. You can grow it in water, you can forget to water it, you can have it in sun and you can have it in shade. The plant will grow and grow. Cut the stem below a new leaf and place it in water and watch new roots take shape. If you’ve never had a house plant, this is the one to start with!