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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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5. String of Hearts

Funky and romantic. The best of both worlds.

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

6. Monstera

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7. Eucalyptus

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

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

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