Updated: Mar 7
House Plants to Bring Greenery and Joy to your Home!
From someone who has the brownest thumb out there, house plants have always been anxiety inducing for me. Ask my ex-husband, he had to replenish my flowers weekly. It’s just not in my wheelhouse! So, I decided to do some research and try to find the easiest plants to care for! The lowest-maintenance of the plant species and here’s what I found.
Fake is best. Just kidding 🙂
For my fellow brown-thumbs, or green-thumbs who are looking for some easy-to-care-for additions, here are the 5 easiest plants to care for in your home:
1. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (“ZZ plant”)
The ZZ plant is known for it’s naturally producing shiny leaves, creating the appearance that the plant is fake. What’s so great about this guy is that he doesn’t need water for 10-20 days. Forget about him and no harm is done… unlike dogs, boyfriends, and food in the back of your fridge…
Not only is Aloe incredibly easy to grow, the benefits it produces increases its popularity. To keep your Aloe house plant thriving, water it heavily 2-3 weeks. Once the soil is completely dried out, water heavily and repeat. Enjoy growing a plant that can aid in sunburns, detoxing, and even haircare.
The Bromeliad is perfect for adding a pop of color and texture to your space. Hailing from the same family as the pineapple, the Bromeliad prefer indirect bright light and a thorough watering once a month. When watering, make sure all the water drains completely so the roots don’t sit in water for too long.
4. Snake Plant (“Glowee”)
This 100% pure plant offers a great option for those who have limited space and need a plant that will grow upright. What’s awesome about this plant is it stores up light and gives off a soft green hue at night. Perfect as a living night light, this glow-in-the-dark house plant is easy to grow and only requires water every 2 weeks as it is part of the succulent tribe.
Desert Cacti do require direct sunlight, but not too much of it. During the spring and summer months, watering is required when the soil is dry. During the fall and winter months, only water when it looks like it is starting to shrivel. Although, it could be used as a great weapon (ie. throwing at a burglar or spider), avoid touching.
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