Plants of the Week - January 6th 2018

posted by Ron Wilson - 

Okay we all have seen the research that’s been done about the benefits of foliage plants in our homes….clean air, makes us feel good, they look good, form of gardening, helps students study better, improves office cultures, and on and on.  But sometimes growing plants indoors can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you don’t have a really sunny location or just don’t have a good track record with indoor plants.  So today, we have chosen 2 plants that we feel are absolutely the easiest 2 plants to grow indoors (okay there are a couple others but let’s start with these two.  And which one is best…well, you need to grow both and then decide!  Trust me – these two survive some of the unsuitable conditions, abuse and neglect.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcus zamiifolia)  Truly one of the toughest plants around which makes it the perfect choice for the home, office, dorm room, etc.  I think the only way to kill this plant is to try and grow it in total darkness, or over water it.  Low light, low humidty, dry spells…it takes them all. 


Mother-In-Law’s Tongue / Snake Plant / Devil’s Tongue / Bowstring hemp (Sansevieria)   Common on…who doesn’t recognize this plant?  Even great grandmother had one!  And we could describe this one exactly like the ZZ plant!  And, there are soooo many different selections available today (over 750) its unbelievably cool.  Great indoors and out. 


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