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What are the Best Indoor Plants for Hawaii?

Thinking about adopting some plant babies for your home? Wondering where to start?

I absolutely love gardening, always have. From a very young age, my grandpa taught me the ins and outs of a very basic garden here in Hawaii. He realized after I overwatered his chili pepper plants, I needed a little more teaching. That being said, I now have a mini-hydroponics garden in my kitchen. Thanks, Gramps!

I thought I knew everything about plants and even so much as thought I knew what it would take to take care of indoor plants. Nope! And especially here in Hawaii’s climate.

Although Hawaii has a great climate for outdoor, tropical plants to thrive. It can be quite challenging indoors.

We all know – plants need water and sun. Indoor plants – sometimes do not need as much sun. Obviously, each plant is different. But, they make for great indoor plants for a reason.

For example, a snake plant does not need much light. Although the plant is able to handle full sun, indirect sunlight is best for this specific plant.

Areca palms are quite popular for indoor decor these days. These plants do great with indirect sunlight and LOTS of water. Too much sunlight can cause the leaves to burn and turn brown. Quite easily, I know from experience.

And one of my favorites – the orchid. These are commonly found in Hawaii and they make the greatest indoor, color-pop plants! I have one in my home. It does not need a ton of water and not a lot of light. It just does it’s own thing.

Indoor plants can offer so much more than just pretty decor.

Plants like the pathos, English palm, or philodendron are great for helping with air quality in a home. My pathos plant and has helped with my allergies tremendously.

Nurseries and Gardens in Hawaii

Have I convinced you that some new plants are needed in your home? If yes, check out some of these great local plant nurseries in the area.

Happy Planting!

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