Easiest Plants to Take Care of for a Pop of Color in Your Home
Have you ever thought about bringing home a plant, but hesitated because you were unsure how to take good care of it? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Not everyone has a natural green thumb or the time and energy to research and create the specific conditions some plants need to survive. Lucky for us, some plants are incredibly easy to take care of! Here’s a few of the hardier plants available that can breathe some life into any home.
Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are one of the most popular indoor plants, all because of how simple they are to care for. They like low to medium light, which means they can be placed nearly anywhere in the home. As for watering, peace lilies aren’t fussy plants that need a specific amount of water every day. They actually only need to be checked once a week. Pro tip: if their soil is still damp, you still don’t have to water them! Peace lilies are able to live through periods of drought, so a little forgetfulness is a mistake these plants will easily forgive. In addition, peace lilies are known for their incredible ability to clean the air and neutralize toxic gases like benzene, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide.
Aloe Vera Plant
We’ve all heard that succulents are easier to care for, but here’s one of the most useful and popular, the aloe vera plant! Coming second on our list, the aloe vera enjoys sitting in indirect sunlight or artificial light. Homes are usually the perfect temperature for the aloe vera, considering their range of comfort, and it’s another plant that only needs to be watered sparingly. A thorough watering every three weeks should do the trick! Aloe vera plants are well known for their medicinal use, since they can be applied topically to scrapes or burns. Sounds like a handy plant to keep in the kitchen; just make sure you avoid sitting it in front of a window!
Last but not least, we have the Chlorophytum comosum, or spider plant. Now, don’t run away just yet! It’s only called the spider plant because of its arching, ribbon-like leaves, not because it’s harboring any critters. The spider plant is known as one of the most adaptable house plants, easiest to grow, and has a reputation of being nearly impossible to kill. They’re a great choice for a first time plant owner. The spider plant enjoys indirect lighting the most, but can live in any condition besides direct sunlight. This is a plant that you can water well and can survive in both humid and non-humid environments. This is another plant with air purifying properties, and is sure to make a statement wherever you decide to let it thrive in your home.
There’s a plant for everyone out there! Whether you’re prone to overwatering, underwatering, or moving your plant around to try and find the perfect spot, there’s tons of plants that make for good options for gardening beginners. Make sure to let us know in the comments what kind of plants you like best, and what you more experienced gardeners think are best for beginners!