For years Stephen and I lived in a 1940’s factory loft. It was beautiful, with original hardwood floors le sigh and huge windows full of sunlight. I love our little cottage, but I miss those large windows. Our porch is my saving grace when it comes to plants. Our lemon tree, lavender and mint are all content in the North Carolina humidity. It would be fairly easy to fill our front porch with a ton of plants. I’ve somehow managed to become a crazy plant lady since moving here. I don’t mind though. I now have a lot of experience (unfortunately) killing plants, and also miraculously keeping them alive and healthy. Here’s what I know:
1.Pathos is magical. They can grow in soil or a vase of water. If your Pothos looks sad, give him some water. Then let him be, he’s so happy just hanging out and growing.
2. Cactus. These little guys are so easy to maintain. Plant them in the appropriate soil and you’re golden. I have kept the cactus in the middle pot (first photo) for three years.
3. Chinese Evergreen. Loves low light. Never prune. Keep the soil moist and your home fairly warm (not below 55°F) and she will be happy.
4. Devil’s Ivy. Researchers from NASA discovered that Devil’s Ivy was one of the top 10 most air purifying plants. Small cottage + two dogs, this is a big deal. I love the leaves. Place this guy in a light friendly corner, not direct, and he will be happy.
5. Dieffenbachia “Dumb Cane Plant”. Keep him out of humidity, bacteria will kill him. Loves low light and hates cold, keep your home 65-75 degrees and he will be most appreciative. He smells lovely!
If you have any questions, comment below!