Houseplants for Pittsburghers

Houseplants for Pittsburghers

Pittsburgh's cloudy days can make picking out a houseplant that will thrive in your setting a little more challenging than most cities. We have a some excellent suggestions of plants that will do well in your Burgh homes. The one's highlighted below are beginner friendly and have unique features that are fun to add to your decor. 


Pothos are a wonderful beginner houseplant. They are lovely if you are looking for a vining variety, and there are golden and verigated types. Drape them along a curtain rod to add some greenery to your living areas. 



Another easy to maintain houseplant are philodendrons. We love the marbled type, which do well in low-light and need minimal watering every two weeks. Like the pothos, philodendrons love to climb. 



We often get in Monstera adansonii or commonly known as the swiss cheese plant. This is a definite favorite among plant lovers. The heart-shaped leaves develop holes, which are called fenestrations. Trim it to add more width, it is easy to propogate from cuttings, and it can also ascend a trellis.

The above three types of houseplants are members of the Arum or Araceae plant family.

Snake Plant

Often called Mother-in-law's tongue, which seems cruel, Sansevieria are so low-maintenance you can ignore them for months. The don't need a whole lot of love and thrive on neglet. Having low water and low light requirements, this is an ideal choice if you travel often and are away for long periods of time.


One of our favorite succulents, haworthias are hardy, low water, and bright light lovers. They do really well in vintage plant vessels, if you are careful not to over water.

Haworthia fasciata (zebra plant) begin to take on a tentacled sea monster appearrance when they get bigger due to their striated, long leaves branching from rosettes. However, they are minute in stature and you get a lot of little pups to share with friends. Haworthia are excellent if you have very limited space. 



Peperomias are sub-tropical plants that love humidity and can be watered between 1-2 weeks when the soil is dry. The variety pictured is a watermelon peperomia, which has it's namesake's leaf pattern. A smart buy if you want to start your own terrarium. 

We hope you find a new houseplant this season that you can enjoy for years to come!



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