You don’t have to have a green thumb to keep some wonderful house plants healthy and flourishing indoors. Plants do more than just cheer up a room—they also improve air quality and give their caretakers a sense of pride. If you’re looking for some great plants to give to a loved one in a retirement community, check out the following plants that do great indoors.?
- Philodendron: People have favored the hearty philodendron since Victorian times, and with good reason; this beautiful plant of heart-shaped leaves requires little sunlight and can go for days without watering. If your loved one loves plants but lacks a green thumb, this is the perfect gift.
- Jade Plant: The jade plant is a definite eye-catcher—this attractive species will produce small pink flowers during the winter, but it also looks great during all other months. The jade plant doesn’t require much care and only needs a bit of sunlight. Just be sure to dust it once in a while!
- Braided Ficus Tree: A braided ficus tree is easy to care for if you follow a few simple rules. These trees prefer bright, indoor light in the summer and a little more direct light in the winter. Water the tree once a week when the surface soil is dry.
- English Ivy: English ivy is an exceptionally hearty plant. When keeping an ivy plant inside, it’s important to give it enough sunlight during the day. Besides this, ivy is a very easy plant to take care of indoors. Since ivy grows so much, it’s important to have enough room for it. It also cleans the air!
- Desert Cacti: There are many varieties of cacti available, and about half of them can be bloomed in the average home or apartment. Make sure the cactus gets lots of sunlight and give it water very sparingly.
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