You can score a selection of trendy finds, including a variegated golden pothos and a lush Boston fern.

By Andrea Beck
Updated February 27, 2020
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With less than a month to go until the official start of spring on March 19, your thoughts may be wandering more toward your outdoor plants these days. But it’s never a bad time to pick up a new houseplant, especially when you can score one for a bargain. Right now, Aldi has dozens of full, lush houseplants to choose from at their famously low prices. All of the plants are potted in 8-inch hanging baskets and retail at just $6.99 each, so they’re ready to move straight from your cart to a rod or hook in your home. Each plant can add some much-needed greenery to any room and help liven up your house during the last few dreary weeks of winter.

The plants are part of the store's weekly Aldi Finds deals, so your local Aldi might have a slightly different selection, but some of the ones shoppers have spotted so far include golden pothos, English ivy, and Boston fern. If you’re a newbie when it comes to growing houseplants, picking up a golden pothos from Aldi is the perfect first step into plant parenthood. Golden pothos has beautiful green leaves streaked and speckled with gold, and they’re super easy to care for. It can tolerate almost any light conditions, including low light, and you only need to water it when the soil feels dry (once a week should do it). Even with minimal care, a pothos will reward your efforts with speedy growth and long, trailing stems.

English ivy and Boston fern are also easy to grow indoors. English ivy thrives in a spot with bright or medium indirect light, and doesn’t like to be too wet or dry. The best way to care for it is to develop a watering schedule, so your plant gets a drink just before it starts to dry out (check on it every few days, and water when the top of the soil is dry to the touch).

Boston ferns also like consistently moist soil and bright, indirect light. The key difference in growing ferns is that they love humidity. A quick way to raise humidity levels around your ferns is to mist it with water every day or so, especially during the dry winter months.

And of course, you’ll get a bargain if you snag any of these plants at Aldi. A slightly larger (10-inch pot) Boston fern from Walmart is currently priced at about $25, over three times the price of Aldi’s ferns. A similarly-sized golden pothos from The Home Depot will cost you almost $22.

Like all Aldi Finds, these bargain-priced houseplants will likely only stick around for a few days; Aldi doesn’t usually restock its weekly deals, so once they’re gone, that’s it. You might also find a few other similar plants on shelves if you happen to make an Aldi run in the next few days. Their weekly ads note that the selection can vary by location, so it’s worth the trip if you’re on the hunt for a new hanging houseplant.

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