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5 Houseplants of Steel

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Bromeliad, Houseplants of Steel | The Home Depot's Garden Club

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.

 

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1. Aloe

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!

 

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2. Pothos

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.

 

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3. Snake plant

Nearly impossible to kill, snake plants (also known as sansevieria) can survive for a month without water. Their striking, statuesque leaves add instant height to any space. Snake plants can tolerate any amount of light. Water when soil is dry.

 

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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.

 

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5. Bromeliad

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.

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