It’s a common predicament: You want to have one of those Instagram-worthy apartments that’s beautifully decorated with plants, but you can’t keep a green thing alive to save your life.
Not watering enough, watering too much, too much or too little light — we’ve made every mistake in the book.
But rather than spend even more money on succulents or a second fiddle-leaf fig, consider air plants, the succulent-like plant topping ProFlowers’ list of “plants you can’t kill.” They basically thrive off of neglect and require attention once every 14 days.
“Simply soak them (in water) at least once every two weeks and keep them indoors in indirect light,” instructs ProPlants Merchandise product manager Shannon Fleming-Barnhardt.
Because they don’t need soil to thrive, you can put air plants virtually anywhere. A wall-mounted terrarium, hanging planter or decorative geo terrarium for your desk or nightstand will all suffice as welcome homes for these versatile plants.
If you want to get more creative, you can even thread a few on fishing line or twine to hang in front of a window or clustered in a corner. The gardeners over at New York’s plant mecca, The Sill, have even experimented with mounting them directly onto the wall in a unique design.