If you have space at your home for a window box, or simply a sunny place to grow some plants inside, the springtime is the perfect season to roll your sleeves up and set about sowing some seeds. Having plants indoors can brighten your mood, improve indoor air quality, and get you feeling ready for the warmer weather.
Not sure which plants to get started with? Check out some of our top favorites.
5 Great Plants to Grow at Home (No Backyard Required)
1) Jade Plant
Jade plants are a gorgeous type of succulent with short, thick leaves; they’re considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity. They don’t need much water but love the sun.
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2) Snake Plant
Another member of the succulent family, snake plants are incredibly hardy—great for first-time plant owners who are afraid of killing their flora! They thrive even in areas with low light and minimal water.
Cactuses are a diverse group of plants that offer plenty of different looks, heights, and even flowers. Certain types need more sunlight than others, but these little guys—known for being able to grow even in the middle of a desert—generally don’t require much watering at all.
Talk about ROI! What’s better in the summer than a fresh Caprese salad with tomatoes, olive oil, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves? This herb is easy to grow indoors but needs nutrient-rich and properly draining soil. It also needs a decent amount of sun.
Can we say homemade pesto?
5) Flat Leaf Parsley
Flat leaf parsley is rich in vitamins A, K, C, and E. It loves lots of sun and plenty of water. Some research has even shown this herb even offers unique health benefits for people dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.
It’s a robust little plant that you’ll find yourself sprinkling on everything: pasta, chicken, salads, eggs, steaks, and more.
For more specifics on the type of soil, watering frequency, and amount of sunlight, chat with your local nursery staff or a friend who has greener thumbs than you. Enjoy!