The Best Plants For Every Occasion
Don’t have a green thumb? Keep reading for some plantfluencer-approved picks.
The best plants to spark good vibes — a jade plant or money tree.
Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy based on the notion that the energy in a space can be either positive or negative, affecting the people living within. Balance out the bad with a jade plant, believed to give off welcoming energy.
The best plant to liven up your desk — Peperomia
These pretty little things come in hundreds of varieties and colors to perk up your work space—purple, watermelon patterned, Army green out-lined in magenta. There’s even one kind with leaves that are green on top and red on the bottom. With its plump leaves, peperomia requires only weekly watering.
The best plant for the horticulturally challenged — a snake plant
Do you have a rep for being, in the words of the card website Someecards, a plant hospice worker? Sometimes known as mother-in-law’s tongue, snake plants have sword-like leaves that grow straight up. Because they act like succulents, they need watering just once every two to eight weeks.
Most Instagrammable plant — monstera deliciosa
With heir large tropical leaves, monsteras are the it plant of the moment; their likeness is currently decorating every-thing from wallpaper to sundresses. They need bright light and should be watered when most of the soil becomes dry. For inspiration, check out the #monsteramonday hashtag on Insta.
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This article originally appeared in Relax & Radiate Crate's mini magazine, The Girlfriend From AARP mini magazine (Volume 2, Fall 2022).