Successfully Growing Plants Indoors


There’s something fresh and beautiful about a home design at the Lake of the Ozarks that is filled with living plants. They liven up a space, add color and texture, as well as help improve the air quality. Of course, if you don’t have a green thumb, you probably aren’t as inclined to try your hand at indoor plants. Even if you haven’t been successful in the past, we have a few tips that may help you this time around as well as a few plants that do excellent indoors!

Does Your Plant have Water?

Providing enough water for your plants can be challenging even for those with a green thumb, but if you keep a few things in mind, you should be on your way to a well-hydrated plant. The one thing you want to be sure of is that your don’t over water your plant. Try sticking your finger down in the soil a few inches, and if it’s dry, your plant needs some more water. Come up with a good watering routine and stick to it, every plant is different, so it could be every week or every few days.

Does Your Plant Have Sunlight?

Without proper sunlight, your plants won’t be able to survive. Look for windows on the south side of your home to keep your plants in. The south side tends to get the most even amount of sun without overheating. The east and west sides only get light for parts of the day, and the west side tends to get excruciatingly hot, which isn’t good for your plants.

Does Your Plant Have Fertilization?

Unlike outdoor garden plants, your indoor plants don’t actually need fertilization. Because of this, you only need to make sure that they have plenty of water and sunlight in order to remain lively and beautiful. Of course, if you’ve kept the plant in the same pot with the same soil for several years, you may want to freshen things up a bit. You can speak to your local plant nursery for some tips or ideas.

9 Plants That Do Well Indoors

If you want to include plants in your home, but are afraid you won’t be able to keep them alive, look for low maintenance plants! These nine plants are relatively easy to care for and sure to make your Lake of the Ozarks home design look beautiful.

  • Aloe Vera
  • English Ivy
  • Jade Plant
  • Rubber Tree
  • Pothos Plant
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Spider Plant
  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
  • Snake Plant

What If?

What do you do if you truly can’t keep even a simple plant alive? Come out to John Elliott Interiors! We have hundreds of beautiful plants and trees even up to 15 foot tall! From delicate centerpieces to large focal points, our selection of greenery is vast and beautiful. You won’t have to worry about overwatering these plants!

For all of your home interior needs, you can trust the John Elliott Interiors team. We are qualified to help you create the most beautiful design in your home, from updating the style to an entire makeover. Come out and see us sometime, we’d love to talk about your design plans, and help you choose the perfect pieces for your interior design at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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