I like plants, I really do. Is the feeling mutual? Meh, not so much. Soon after shooting my top of the stairs vignette, my peace lily started peacing out.
I thought it’d be fun to share what indoor plants I currently have, how well I’m doing at keeping them alive, and open a discussion about which indoor plants are the most resilient. Let’s start by setting the bar low so I can work my way up.
Peace lily. Grade: D
I’ve only had this plant for a few weeks but I’ve quickly reached the point of trying anything to resuscitate life back into it. I bought this plant for a windowless bathroom (since it is a low light plant after all) but moved it out to a spot with some indirect light to give it a fighting chance. I think this is about my third time
killing owning one of these. Fiddle leaf tree. Grade: C-
Oh, Fiddy. I bought you with the best intentions and with every hope of growing you into a big, beautiful, glorious tree. I’m considering moving Fiddy to a spot away from the window (which we keep mostly closed during the day) to see if she’ll thrive better elsewhere.I have a leaf fall off ever now and then but haven’t had any new growth so I’m giving myself a C- for barely maintaining the status quo.Sanservaria aka Snake Plant. Grade: B+
When I started reading up on how to take care of this plant, almost all directions boasted that it thrives in neglect. I think sometimes I’m guilty of giving a plant too much attention (that’s possible, right? we’re not talking babies here…) so even that seemed like a challenge. So far, so good. I’ve had new growth but a few leaves fall out but I think more new growth on the whole. So for me, that garners a good grade.Pothos. Grade: A
I saved the best for last here. This is the one and only plant I feel I’ve really mastered taking care of. I water these once a week and set them outside for some air and sun and they grow and grow. They’ve even lived to tell of a great mealybug attack!
The thing is, I’m not crazy about the way they look. I’d prefer a plant with a little more height and maybe visual interest. But since it’s the one plant I know I can take care of, it’s my go-to plant.
I’m anxious to know, what is your go-to house plant? Know of a plant that can live in a windowless room? Any tips for any of the plants here?