Many of us have what you could call the opposite of a green thumb. It’s not to say that we don’t like plants, it’s just that we’re not very good at keeping them… well.. alive. 

Luckily, there are several plants out there that you can use to spruce up your indoor space and don’t require too much TLC, so you can just sit back and enjoy!

Far Rockaway Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has five varieties that you can get started with now. Check with your local nurseries for these, so you can support the economy at the same time!


  • Pink Anthurium


These will give you some nice color by way of waxy pink leaves, not flowers. These only need watering once every one to two weeks.


  • Pothos


This is a trailing plant that grows quickly – you’ve probably seen it at a doctor’s office, as they’re quite popular. The more light the better for this, but it can tolerate low levels too. Just water it when the potting mix is dry.


  • Black Echeveria Preta


Succulents are the best friend of those who struggle to take care of plants. This variety only needs to be watered every three to four weeks, but succulents will need a well-lit environment to thrive.


  • Sanservieria


This is called a snake plant, and its long leaves are perfect for a planter set on the floor. Indirect light is fine for this plant and it only needs to be watered when the soil is dry (every few weeks or so).


  • Aloe


Aloe is another plant that needs plenty of light, but this is the plant that gives back. You can use its sap to help sooth burns and skin irritations, and it doesn’t need to be watered much either.


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