Now that eclectic style with plants is becoming popular, hotels are including fun and interesting plant decor throughout the lobbies, dining areas, and guest rooms. Fortunately, there are plenty of plants that are able to live well indoors and require low maintenance. Here are a few that caught our eyes.
Cacti and Succulents
Of course these plants are number one on the list. It’s apparent that the cactus and succulent phenomena continues to take over whether it’s a real plant or just incorporated into the design pieces. These plants are available is all different shapes, sizes, and species. The only thing that can be an issue for these is sunlight. If there is not enough, they will wither. Also, because they are a desert plant, they don’t require much water, so over watering can easily diminish the life expectancy.
Just a precursor, Lucky Bamboo is not actually bamboo. The stalks resemble the canes of a bamboo plant, but the real name is Dracaena Sanderiana or Braunii to be exact. This plant has been a part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, but has only recently become popular over the past decade or two. Luckily (pun intended) the dracaena can be found in many parts of the world. Lucky Bamboo thrives great in bright light, but can also live in low light (but won’t grow). Plus, you don’t have to water it very often or even change the water.
The spider plant is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. Typically it is displayed in a hanging planter or basket, but depending on the size, they can be floor plants as well. The name is fitting due to the long hanging leaves that sprout. Like most plants, the spider plant needs a bit of sunlight, but not too much and same goes with water. Very low maintenance, which is perfect for an indoor plant.
Yet another appropriately named plant—the snake plant has leaves that can grow fairly tall. The dark green leaves have bright yellow-green on the outside and tend to grow straight up. Because the leaf itself is wide and sturdy, they don’t end up leaning too much or drooping. If that happens, it is a sign that the plant is dying. Snake plants are very attractive to the eye and a couple together make a natural partnership.
The ZZ plant is yet another one of the most low-maintenance plants you can find. They come in all sizes and typically will stay the size that the pot allows. The photo above is a very small ZZ plant, but these can be floor plants if you can find a radius big enough to let them blossom. It adds in a tropical feel to your space, not to mention some of the plants even produce flowers. It sounds like a win-win to us.
These are just a few options that hotels are using, but there are so many more indoor plants that can work better with different climates, environments, etc. Make sure to do your research on what each plant needs when it comes to water, soil, and sun. Now go explore that green thumb.