Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Indoor House Plants that Won't Die On You - #1 - Pothos

I love house plants but seem to kill everything but my ivy and I have killed a few of those plants too.  I found this group of 15 house plants that are supposed to be the easiest to grow and not kill.  I just might give a few of them a try and thought that if you're like me and love them but kill them you might want to try a few too.  

According to Today.com growing indoor plants is easy and fun.  In fact, indoor plants not only help clean the environment around them, but they act as a quick decorating tool.  The 15 hardy indoor plants they have picked can be "kept alive and thriving by anyone."  Some do have warnings that if you have kids or pets, to read carefully as some may be toxic.  


Pothos

Why you want it: First of all, this indoor plant has an air-purifying quality that can absorb and strip toxins like formaldehyde from materials in the home like carpet. How neat is that? It has trailing stems and works well in a hanging basket or as a climbing plant with some training onto a trellis or whatever object you like that will support it.

How to care for it: This indoor house plant can produce stems that trail eight feet or longer, so just cut them back when they get too long and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. It can thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but low light may diminish the leaves' variegation. Allow soil to dry somewhat between watering. Pothos does well in an array of normal room temperatures. 



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