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With spring quickly approaching, many homeowners and renters are looking to bring some of the outside in. Houseplants are a great addition to brighten up a home as well as adding in some spring energy into your home. The downfall to bringing a plant indoors is ensuring that you are able to give your plants enough water and sunlight to sustain your new plants integrity and life. While many may opt to go the bright flowery route, plants with heart green leaves thrive without plentiful sunlight. Below are some great foliage options for your home.

FERNS

Ferns do not require much natural sunlight; however, you do need to ensure to keep the soil moist (not soggy) by watering at minimum twice a week. Ferns do appreciate some humidity or being sprayed periodically with a misting bottle but will still do fine in an average household. After bringing a fern home, make sure to take it out of the pot to look at its roots. They can grow fast and may need a bigger pot if there is no room for their roots. 

PHILODENDRONS 

Philodendrons are a perfect indoor plant as even the most inexperienced owners will have no trouble keeping this plant alive due to its low maintenance nature. This houseplant thrives indoors as direct sunlight can scorch and harm their leaves. When placed outdoors, ensure to place in a shady spot to avoid any damage. The Philodendrons do not need much water, but make sure to watch out for droopy leaves as that indicates too much or not enough water. 

PEPEROMIA

Peperomia is a great house plant as the amount of sunlight correlates with how much you will need to water it. While this plant thrives in medium to bright indirect light and needs to be watered twice a week, in low light it can be watered as little as every other week. 

SPIDER PLANT

Named after its general appearance of spider like arms and “spiderettes,” these plants are another low maintenance plant that thrives with little to no care. The spider plant requires you to provide them with soil that is well-drained, and bright, indirect light to flourish. If the spider plant develops “spiderettes,” you can remove the spiderette and replant in fresh water and soil.