My Picks: Houseplants

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So, I love plants. I love shrubs, flowers, trees, WHATEVER. They bring life into the home, and instantly warm up the space they're in. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a black thumb. I have killed so many plants, it's depressing. Somehow, there are some things that I can keep alive (it's not an extensive list) and I'm listing them and linking care instructions below so you might bring some low maintenance, wonderful, plant-y beauty into your dwelling!

Edit: I ended up killing my rubber tree plant, but that shouldn't frighten you away. I really neglect my plant babies. Plus, it wasn't very expensive and I enjoyed it the whole time.

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

This one is so much fun. It's also everywhere. It's been very trendy for a while now, and frankly I am just fine with that. It's sculptural, quirky, elegant and fairly easy to take care of. Even when the trend has long passed, I will still be enjoying my Mr. Fiddle.


2. ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is pretty tropical, which I don't always love, but it is a vibrant green plant with gorgeous, tall stalks of leaves. It's extremely low maintenance and basically impossible to kill. Just be sure not to overwater it.


3. Rubber Tree Plant

The rubber tree plant can make any old corner look drop-dead gorgeous. It's got these deep, rich tones in its leaves that enrich the appearance of anything around it. Again, don't overwater. I was surprised by it's succulent-like qualities. If it's getting too much water, the leaves will droop and fall off. She's a drama queen.


4. Thyme

I love this herb. I use it a lot with pork tenderloin or with Ina's Roast Chicken. It tends to sprawl, but doesn't mind a more shallow container. So, give it some room and a sunny window and watch it go crazy!


5. String of Hearts

Funky and romantic. The best of both worlds.


Two plants that I haven't tried growing indoors (but want to) are the Monstera plant and Eucalyptus.

6. Monstera


7. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a pretty weird looking plant, but it's my most favorite for cutting to put around the house.


Are there any other plants I should try to bring into my home?

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