The evolution of the tita is interesting, to say the least. You may remember the OG Titas of Manila on Twitter and the dainty Titas of Mary Grace on your Instagram feed. Now, a new type of tita has emerged: the nurturing and nature-loving plantita.
Many people are happy with just seeing vibrant house plants on their social media feeds because they don’t think they can keep plants alive. Don’t be scared, though. Anyone can be a thriving plantita if you just know which indoor plants to grow.
What houseplants are easy to grow?
You have so many ways to pick out a houseplant. Some people choose indoor plants based on which color matches their interior design. Plant scent is another thing that people consider. Some even choose indoor plants based on their zodiac signs.
But if you’re new to taking care of indoor plants, it’s best to keep it simple. Base your choice on this question: which houseplant is hard to kill?
Here’s a list of the toughest-to-kill houseplants:
Aloe vera is arguably the most popular type of succulent in the world. It’s attractive. It needs just a little bit of water and some indirect sunlight. And you can use its leaves to heal minor cuts and to moisturize your skin. With proper care, it will thrive in its container for years.
If you’re the forgetful type and you worry about killing your plants within a day or two, cacti are your best choice. Desert plants just need to be placed in well-drained pots, positioned in a sunny spot, and watered at least once a week. They’ll thrive even when neglected.
This plant would make you think twice about whether it’s real because its thick, glossy leaves look almost artificial. It needs plenty of sunlight so it’s perfect for your windows. And pay close attention to its water requirements. You can let the soil dry out but not for too long.
Contrary to its name, the lucky bamboo isn’t actually bamboo. It’s a dracaena species that is said to bring good luck and positive energy into your space. This perennial plant grows best under bright light but they’ll have no trouble surviving in any environment.
Pothos is an excellent choice if you want a houseplant that hangs from the ceiling. You can dry out the plant between waterings and it will continue to grow. It can even grow up to 40 feet long if you leave it alone. But do trim it down if you don’t want an indoor forest.
The snake plant stands out because of its sword-like leaves and yellow leaf margins. It adds life to any room. And the best part is that you only have to water it once every 2 to 8 weeks. This plant loves sunlight but can survive even with just a little bit of it.
The spider plant is a common entryway into becoming a certified plantita. It’s low-maintenance so light, water, and indoor temperatures aren’t a great concern for you. And if you see brown leaf tips, just get rid of them and the plant will quickly grow new leaves.
Why take care of indoor plants?
Houseplants carry more than aesthetic appeal. They reduce stress levels and boost your mood. The greenery improves your concentration and productivity, especially if you work from home. Indoor plants also cleans indoor air by absorbing toxic air pollutants. And when you go with herbs and vegetables, your potted edible plants could help you cut back on grocery expenses and help start a backyard farm of your own.
Indoor plants are therapeutic to look after and good for your health. So get started on your journey to becoming a plantita — the happiest version of yourself.