5 low maintenance plants that are perfect for pregnancy and beyond.
Now that you’re pregnant, you might even be thinking it’s a good time to nurture something before baby arrives, so why not give it a go with a plant? We know you might have a case of baby brain, so go ahead and buy a plant with some resilience. Not because we don’t trust you or anything, but you’ve got a lot on your plate. We turned to the lovely experts at the one-of-a-kind plant delivery service The Sill to give us their picks for the best 5 plants for Baby Brain. 1. Bromeliad, Bromeliaceae This tropical-looking houseplant provides a punch of color that can liven up any space, especially a nursery. Its exotic foliage thrives in indirect light and moderately humid conditions (if you don’t have a humidifier on-hand, simply mist your bromeliad with a spray bottle once a week). 2. African Violet, Saintpaulia Great for a sunny windowsill, an African violet is easy to grow and flowers readily in bright light. It likes to be kept moist, so water weekly and mist occasionally. It’s somewhat-constant bloom can add a stylish touch of color to any room, while its soft, fuzzy leaves make it child-friendly. 3. Boston Fern, Nephrolepis exaltata This easy-to-grow fern thrives in indirect light and moist soil. It’s drooping nature makes it perfect for a hanging basket or pedestal. We’d place it in a corner to soften a room’s harsh edges. Added bonus: they act as living humidifiers. 4. Spider Plant, Chlorophytum comosum This very resilient houseplant is tolerant of neglect! It can thrive in full sun or full shade. A spider plant’s new growth resembles little spiders (FYI – these ‘baby plants’ can be rooted easily) so we’d place it on a high dresser, and let it droop over the edges! 5. Dracaena A tolerant houseplant, a Dracaena is a perfect option for a floor-sized plant. An added bonus: NASA says it will clean your indoor air! A Dracaena is known for removing xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. Visit The Sill and find out more about them and their services!