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13 plants that are actually easy to keep alive, according to experts - CNN Underscored

April 5, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Spring is here, and if you want to add a little green to your living space now's the perfect time. To get you started, we talked to plant experts and found the best indoor plants for beginners.

“Indoor plants are an easy way to add color, texture, and dimension to a space,” says Erin Marino, director of brand marketing at The Sill.

“Indoor plants are generally sized by the diameter of their nursery grow pot,” Marino says.

ZZ Plant ($48; thesill. com)

This low-maintenance plant needs medium to low, indirect light and water every one to two weeks, perfect for your home office or living room.

This quick-growing trailing plant does best in bright indirect to medium indirect light (but can tolerate low light), watered once every one to two weeks when potting mix is dry. ”

“Succulents are great low-maintenance plant picks if your space receives bright light,” Marino says.

This large species of snake plant is sturdy and can deal with low light and little water, but does best in indirect light, watered when soil is dry every few weeks.

It’s just as easy to take care of as a standard snake plant though, needing low to bright indirect light and sparse watering.

This leafy plant can survive in low light, but does best in bright, indirect light.

Plant Parent Essentials Kit ($85; bloomscape. com)

Standing Plant Pot ($17. 26; etsy. com)

Figure Plant Pot (starting at $14. 39; etsy. com)

This simple planter is great for any plant, and comes in sizes between 4 and 16 inches.

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