4 Best Indoor Plants for SeniorsMarch 11, 2020
Did you know? Plants have many healing benefits! Having greenery indoors can actually improve indoor air quality and boost our moods. Plus, caring for a plant can help fulfill our nurturing instincts. That’s why so many of our communities have such lovely gardening clubs (learn all about one of our lovely gardening clubs at Heritage Place!).
Looking to add some greenery into your home? In this edition of the True Blue blog, we’re listing our top 4 indoor plants for seniors. We’ve carefully selected a list of beautiful plants that don’t require a ton of maintenance or specific light conditions. Let’s take a look! Happy planting!
#1: Snake Plant
Snake Plants help to improve indoor air quality, are beautiful, and require very little maintenance or specific light requirements. These beautiful plants enjoy indirect light and can tolerate direct sunlight. Additionally, they don’t need to be watered very frequently. Review these tips on how to care for a Snake Plant for details.
#2 African Violet
Want something more vibrant, that’ll add some greenery AND a pop of color into your indoor space? Try an African Violet! These houseplants thrive in indirect light. To gauge when the plant needs to be watered, lightly push down into the soil; if the soil feels dry, then your plant needs a bit of extra moisture! Learn more about how to care for an African Violet.
Want something you can look at, care for, AND eat? Try mint! Mint generally needs to be watered every 3-5 days. Mint plants require minimal care, and are a great addition to many culinary dishes—and teas! Learn more about how to care for mint plants.
#4 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a wonderful and easy succulent to care for! Not only are these succulents easygoing, but they’re useful, too! The juice from their leaves has medicinal properties, and can be used to heal scrapes and sunburns. Learn more about how to care for Aloe Vera plants.
Pets and Plants
Do you have pets? Before you invest in an indoor house plant, ensure they’re non-toxic for your pets. You can review the list of toxic and non-toxic plants here.
Life at Blue Harbor
Many of our communities actually offer gardening clubs, which is a great opportunity to explore and develop your green thumb! To learn more about life at Blue Harbor, visit our community websites, and schedule a time for a tour. Happy (almost) spring!
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