For those of us with mostly-green thumbs, indoor plants are a must for bringing a little life into our living spaces. Not only do house plants provide myriad health benefits like boosting our moods, lowering our risk of illness, enhancing memory, cleaning up our indoor air, and upping oxygen levels, according to Healthline, they also offer much-needed access to nature and greenery, which is especially necessary for us city dwellers. And they give us something living to love and nurture every day. They also add a source of simple, natural beauty to our homes, which is a benefit in itself.
But, in order to enjoy all this natural charm, we need to keep our plants alive in the first place. You obviously know to water your plants regularly (a good rule of thumb is to make sure the soil always looks wet) and keep them in the level of sunlight they like, but somehow, your browning ficus is still not long for this world. These ingenious, sometimes weird, and definitely unexpected ways to keep your indoor greenery happy and thriving can help you revive your pothos from the nearly-dead, if you stick to them. Keeping your indoor plant family healthy can be a lot easier than you might think, and, with these seven, simple hacks, your apartment will be looking like an actual forest in no time.