There’s something calming about being surrounded by nature at home. Adorn your apartment with fresh cuttings from farmers markets and find that perfect plant to soften a corner or place a plant near your new workspace at home. Our neighbors at Plants and Friends in Hayes Valley has a new online shop to get started and has partnered with @deliv for delivery of small and medium-sized plants to provide quicker, more reliable local delivery service!

From purifying air to creating a warm and inviting setting, houseplants can really take your interior space to the next level. If you struggle with a “green thumb”, visit the list of options below for low maintenance finds. Show us your roots at home! Tag us in your stylish plant photos @rentnema #NEMAsf.

Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea is a very popular decorative plant that is sure to gain “favorite” status in your houseplant collection. They grow very well in low light areas and are the perfect plant choice to add lush tropical look to any indoor or outdoor environment. Care Guidelines.

Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum
These leafy plants are perfect for hanging baskets or as a climbing plant. A great plant for beginners as it is fairly simple to grow and will thrive in a range of conditions as well as being a hardy plant that can handle a bit of neglect. You can plant this plant in soil (traditional method), but it will thrive simply in a vase full of water. Care Guidelines.

Spider Plant – Chlorophytum Comosum
Spider plants are easy to grow and maintain, making them an apartment dwelling favorite. A rapid grower and propagator, the spider plant is a wonderful addition to any residence. Care Guidelines

Snake Plant – Sansevieria Trifasciata
Snake plants are a great apartment plant, that withstand weeks of neglect without losing their shape and fresh look and can thrive in environments with very low light and water. They also help purify the air by removing toxins. Care Guidelines.

Swiss Cheese Plant – Monstera Deliciosa
This popular houseplant is easy to grow and can get very large and live for many years, while looking great the entire time. Minimum maintenance such as misting and cleaning of leaves will make your plant healthy and vibrant. Note: This plant is toxic for cats and dogs. Care Guidelines.

Air Plants – Tillandsia
When it comes to indoor plant care, air plants are some of the easiest. They don’t require soil, absorbing water and nutrients through scales on their leaves. In the wild they can be found hanging onto the bark of trees, catching any bit of rain or moisture that comes their way. Care Guidelines.

Cacti – Cactaceae
Variety is the spice of life and cacti don’t disappoint as they are available in amazing colors and wonderful shapes and sizes. These plants can survive in the desert, so plant your cacti near a window and watch it thrive. Care Guidelines.

Over the past few years, succulent have become very popular. They look great, come in a variety of shapes and colors and are nearly indestructible and easy to propagate. All they require is a bit of sunlight and a little water. Care Guidelines.

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