Houseplants instantly brighten up any space, especially in winter. Plus, they naturally purify the air, improve your well-being and reduce your risk of colds.
Houseplants do it all. Yet, some ask too much in return. Who wants a houseplant that requires constant upkeep? Houseplants can and should be easy. Below are five of the easiest houseplants to grow.
Aloe plants look amazing, are easy to care for and their sap helps cuts heal faster. They are the perfect double-duty houseplant. Place in bright light and let soil dry out between watering. They thrive on neglect!
This neon green plant is a vine that can grow up to 10 feet long. Pothos doesn’t need much light to grow, so it works great in bathrooms or offices. Water when soil is dry – or when leaves start to wilt.
3. Snake plant
Nearly impossible to kill, snake plants (also known as sansevieria) can survive for a month without water. Its striking, statuesque leaves add instant height to any space. Snake plants can tolerate any amount of light. Water when soil is dry to the touch.
4. Peace lily
The peace lily — with its broad, dark green leaves and charming, white flowers — fits well in just about every décor. Because peace lily is one of the most efficient houseplants at filtering indoor pollutants from the air, it’s a great pick for bedrooms. Place in bright light and water when soil is dry.
Hard to say, but easy to care for! Bromeliad, which is a cousin of the pineapple, exudes a colorful, tropical vibe. Plant in a shallow pot, place in bright light and water once a week. That’s it!
These are just five of the toughest houseplants. If you’re looking to expand your collection, consider Chinese evergreen (aglaonema), dracaena, ZZ plant and palms.