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March 26, 2018

Top 5 Houseplant Picks

Can you believe February is here?! We have been enjoying our down time after the holidays, and we are starting to get back in to the hustle and bustle of spring preparations! The month of January was definitely a combination of both rest and work. Our store is closed, however we have been busy completing all of our orders, quotes, workshops, and meetings.

During our down time at home, we have been sharing some of our houseplant collections with you via our Instagram stories (if you aren’t following us on Instagram yet, check us out @marlinorchards!)

Your feedback and interest in our houseplants was so inspiring, so we shared top 5 houseplant picks!

While technically a succulent, I put the Aloe Vera plant in its own category because I felt it needed to be recognized. You never really fully appreciate an aloe plant until you get a sunburn! I love that I can break off a leaf and use the soothing gel to cool my skin. I also love the look of this plant because the bright green spiky foliage will brighten up any space!

Spider Plant

Requirements: Bright or indirect light. Growing up, we always had a spider plant in our house. They are bright, cheerful, and easy to grow. Any house has a spot for one, and they are so tough! One interesting fact about spider plants is that they are a natural air purifier. Now if that doesn’t make you want to stick one in every room in your house, I don’t know what will!

Who doesn’t love succulents?! These waxy plants come in all shapes and sizes, and are all relatively easy to keep. My personal favourite are Lithops aka “living rocks”, just because they are so interesting. Yep, they look just like a rocks and pebbles! Succulents are also very on-trend right now, so the plants are easy to find and there is a lot of Pinterest inspiration to help integrate them into your home.

Aloe Vera Plant

While technically a succulent, I put the Aloe Vera plant in its own category because I felt it needed to be recognized. You never really fully appreciate an aloe plant until you get a sunburn! I love that I can break off a leaf and use the soothing gel to cool my skin. I also love the look of this plant because the bright green spiky foliage will brighten up any space!

Two words: low maintenance! If you have a busy schedule and a space with very little natural light, then this houseplant is for you. I have a few of these in my home, and I water them only a few times per year.

Requirements: Bright or indirect light. Growing up, we always had a spider plant in our house. They are bright, cheerful, and easy to grow. Any house has a spot for one, and they are so tough! One interesting fact about spider plants is that they are a natural air purifier. Now if that doesn’t make you want to stick one in every room in your house, I don’t know what will!

While technically a succulent, I put the Aloe Vera plant in its own category because I felt it needed to be recognized. You never really fully appreciate an aloe plant until you get a sunburn! I love that I can break off a leaf and use the soothing gel to cool my skin.

Two words: low maintenance! If you have a busy schedule and a space with very little natural light, then this houseplant is for you. I have a few of these in my home, and I water them only a few times per year.

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