6 BEST INDOOR PLANTS FOR THE SUMMER
Are you spending more time indoors this summer? Make the most of the season and stay cool with the refreshing addition of houseplants! Indoor plants are a great way to garden through the summer, and they can brighten the look and feel of your space.
They give your home a quick update while improving your quality of life. Growing plants indoors can help reduce stress, improve concentration, boost your productivity, and purify the air that you breathe.
Create your indoor jungle and relax in your new oasis of plants. Unsure of where to start? Here are the 6 best indoor plants to grow this summer!
1: PETRA CROTON
Petra Croton has beautiful foliage with bold blends of red, yellow, orange, and green. It thrives indoors or on a partially shaded patio. Petra Croton is native to southern Asia and the western Pacific islands so it prefers hot and humid weather.
When watering, allow the soil to dry before watering again. This colorful plant is extremely low maintenance and can provide striking texture to any interior space.
Did you know Sansevieria is also known as Snake Plant? The upright habit and stripped pattern can resemble a snake. This is a popular indoor plant for its low maintenance care and air purifying qualities. Sansevieria uses the crassulacean acid metabolism process which absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen.
Sansevieria is an ideal choice for beginner gardeners because it can tolerate low light and infrequent watering. Allow the soil to dry before your next watering.
3: FICUS BENJAMINA
Known as Weeping Fig, Ficus Benjamina is an elegant plant with slender branches and glossy leaves. Some varieties have dark green leaves while others have beautiful, variegated color. leafjoy™ Cling-On™ Ficus Benjamina Golden King from Proven Winners® is a prime example. The creamy gold highlights on the flowy foliage creates an attractive ornamental look.
Ficus Benjamina can tolerate many conditions. It enjoys humidity and loves filtered sunlight from a south or west-facing window. It is known as one of the most popular houseplant trees and is the perfect statement piece.
4: ZZ PLANT
ZZ Plant, or Zamioculas zamiifolia is a tropical indoor plant with a unique decorative appeal! The shiny, smooth leaves start bright green and mature to a lovely emerald color. ZZ Plants are popular for their ability to tolerate a wide range of conditions, making it a great starter plant for new gardeners, and a favorite for interior plant enthusiasts.
ZZ Plants are one of the toughest plants around. It will thrive in just about any corner of your home and even under fluorescent lights. It can tolerate low light, low humidity, and periods of drought!
Hoya is a favorite houseplant for tabletops and indoor hanging baskets. The stems vine and trail beautiful foliage. Also known as Wax Plant, Hoya has thick, waxy leaves that store water, making it more forgiving if you miss a watering.
Cultivated for home growing, Hoya thrives in bright, indirect light and humidity. There is no need to prune this plant, as the tendrils at the ends is where new foliage will develop. Hoya is stunning, easy to care for, and great for beginners.
6: HEDERA IVY
Hedera Ivy can make a wonderful addition to your houseplant collection. It is a beautiful vine with elegant foliage. Hedera Ivy can grow at a fast rate and can tolerate a range of light conditions. All true ivies thrive under bright light which can prevent your plant from becoming leggy.
Always check your soil before watering and allow the soil the dry out before watering again. Hedera Ivy is an easy-care plant perfect for indoor hanging baskets or as the Spiller in your indoor container gardens.
Indoor plants need well-draining soils to thrive. Plant with Calloway’s Premium Container Potting Soil to give your plants the best start for healthier, continued growth.
Enjoy more beautiful foliage with our Premium Tropical Plant Food. Our 15-5-10 special formula contains a controlled release nitrogen, Fx Iron®, calcium, and other key components to help your tropical plants have healthier growth. Use as directed to keep your indoor garden thriving!
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