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HAPPY LITTLE HOUSEPLANTS

Let’s face it, the wintertime can be a drag. While it absolutely has its perks – think picturesque snow piles with people sledding and skiing – it can fade quickly once the nostalgia wears off.


That’s why The Basics Pittsburgh suggests drought-tolerant houseplants to warm your soul!


3 REASONS TO OWN A HOUSEPLANT

· Houseplants help clean the air

· They add warmth & color

· Green promotes positivity and represents freshness, vitality & good health


3 HOUSEPLANTS TO CONSIDER

ZZ PLANT This waxy plant likes well-drained soiled and can survive with medium to bright indirect lights – and even under florescent lights. Water every 2-3 weeks. Keep in areas with medium to bright indirect sunlight. While we have never had issues with the ZZ, they are said to be poisonous and to keep away from small kids or pets who may nibble on things. So – we HAD to mention!






PALM

During the wintertime, Palms don’t require a lot – including much light. They will survive in partial light, or shade – i.e. not by the window. They like moist, but well-drained soil and you can wait to water until the first 2-inches of the soil is dry.





JADE A common succulent that grows easily in a pot with good drainage, some bright light and just a bit of water – once a week – to keep the soil moist.

BUY LOCAL HOUSEPLANTS.

We like to visit local greenhouses (and spend way more time than we should), to check out the variety of distinct houseplants and speak with the true plant experts who are happy to answer any questions you may have. We are partial to Chapon’s Greenhouse or any local greenhouse/nursery in your area!


BASIC TIPS: Before you stick to the common Living Room or Home Office, we like our houseplants to congregate in our Basement where we harness the sun through our glass-block windows.


Happy Houseplanting!


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