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Easy care houseplants picks in Polish Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Nature, Vocabulary

Spring (Wiosna) is here, at least according to the calendar…Not exactly outside yet (not in New Hampshire), but after a year of pandemic we all start thinking Spring! The sun, the flowers, the lighter clothes…For now, I will just enjoy my houseplants, until I’m able to take care of the garden outside. And there are plenty of easy care houseplants, if you are new to this idea!

Snake plant – Wężownica. Image by Sebastian Mey from Pixabay

A few indoor plants (rośliny domowe) can boost your mood (nastrój) and have a wonderfully positive impact (cudownie pozytywny wpływon everyday life. Decorating with houseplants can even increase your productivity (wydajnośćif you include them on your desk or in your home office.

Plants (rośliny) consume carbon dioxide (dwutlenek węglaand give off oxygen (tlen) and this may help improve indoor air quality. In essence, plants not only make your life healthier, they are also amazing decor elements. Decorating with houseplants helps bring the freshness of the outdoors in and gives you a garden (ogród) you can tend to all year around!

There are plants that can handle a little neglect (zaniedbanie). Not every houseplant requires a natural green thumb. Here are 4 examples of my favorite, easy care houseplants!

Houseplants/Rośliny domowe. Image by Kasia Scontsas on Canva

Pothos (Epipremnum Złociste)  is a vining plant often used in hanging baskets. It can withstand a little neglect, low light and light watering. Because pothos care is easy and undemanding, this lovely plant is an easy way to add some green in your home. Hard to kill for sure!

Prayer Plant (Maranta) gets its name from the fact that its leaves stay flat during the day and then fold up like praying hands at night. This vibrant plant comes in pretty colors and patterns: deep greens, leaves that are striped and variegated with red, pink and white. Water it only every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings.
Maranta is the type-genus of Marantaceae, and is named in honor of Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the 16th century who organized his knowledge of botanical pharmacology by nomenclature, species identification and medicinal properties.

Snake Plant (Sansewieria gwinejska/Wężownica) is one of my favorite plants! I think it’s like a piece of art (dzieło sztukiitself! It is quite versatile when it comes to lighting conditions (dość wszechstronny, jeśli chodzi o warunki oświetleniowe). It generally prefers medium light, but it can also tolerate low or high light. Water this plant usually between 2 to 8 weeks. Snake plants are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties (kolczaste pięknoścican put up with almost anything!

Last, but not least, Jade Plant (Grubosz/known popularly by Drzewko Szczęściahas thick, woody stems and glossy green leaves. This low maintenance plant takes on the look of a miniature tree as it ages. I used to have one in my room growing up in Poland, and it was absolutely beautiful! Jade plant care is easy and simple. Many people enjoy growing jade plants in their homes and offices, and they are considered to be symbols of good luck. Because of that, they are often given as gifts.

What is your easy care houseplant? Let us know in comments below and include Polish name as well 🌿🌱.

 

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


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