Best Easy to Care For Indoor Plants

*By: Christi Shingara*

Photo: Abhinav Bhardwaj

House plants add beauty to any space, especially if they are thriving in their surroundings. They are known to help boost your mood and some can even clean the air. However, not all are easy to care for and thats why we put together a list of aesthetically pleasing plants that are easy to care for.

ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant is native to East Africa. Called “the king of the indestructible plants”. This plant can tolerate drought, low light, and really low humidity. It has wide, attractive, dark green leaves, boasts many favorable traits for offices and homes. Its waxy, smooth leaves reflect sunlight and brighten rooms. They usually grow slowly to a height and width of two to three feet so it is not a plant monster that outgrows containers quickly.

Snake Plant

The plant features stiff, sword-like leaves and can range anywhere from six inches to eight feet tall. Snake plants can vary in color although many have green-banded leaves and commonly feature a yellow border. They are nearly indestructible.They will thrive in very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. They generally grow slowly in indoor light, but increasing its exposure to light will boost growth if it receives a few hours of direct sun. Planting and repotting is best done in the spring. Snake plants also help to filter indoor air. It’s one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night. This quality makes it an ideal plant for bedroom decor, since it can help regulate healthy airflow.

Pothos

One of the easiest indoor plants to grow, pothos. Though lacking blooms, this tropical vine comes in an array of foliage colors and patterns that appeal to a wide range of tastes and decors. Nearly foolproof even for beginners, pothos is forgiving of neglect, virtually pest- and disease-free, and is a great low-light indoor plant perfect for darker rooms and offices.

String of Pearls

String of pearls is a delicate hanging succulent that thrives in a warm and dry environment. They are very easy to care for as an indoor houseplant. When grown outdoors, String of Pearls should be placed in a partially shaded spot, where it can be protected from the hot sun in the afternoon, and at the same time, enjoy some bright, indirect morning sunlight. String of Pearls are very sensitive to overwatering, so make sure that you give them just enough water. Recommended amount is once every two weeks.

Spider Plant

Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated with white. These easy-to-grow houseplants look especially nice in a hanging basket. Grow in a soil-based, well-draining potting mix. Spider plants like even moisture; they don’t like to be too dry or too wet. Keep plants in bright to moderate indirect sunlight. Spider plants do not appreciate direct, hot sunlight, which can burn their leaves, causing brown tips and spots.

Have some indoor plants that you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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