It has been brought up that some people have issues growing houseplants. They just don’t have a green thumb. I will tell you about some houseplants that are easy to care for and will look amazing in your home. Here are some easy plants to grow indoors.
This is a popular plant for beginners. These plants do best in a hanging basket, with long sword-like green with a cream stripe down the middle that grow from the base of the plant. This easy to grow plant requires little maintenance and no direct sunlight. Only water the spider plant when its dry, do not over water.
They say this plant is difficult to kill. This plant produces flowers pink, purple and white blossoms, in spring to early summer. This plant likes the soil to be moist. If it gets too over dry the roots could die. The Wandering Jew also does well in hanging baskets. If the plant starts to look straggly, cut it back some and will grow full again.
Cast Iron Plant
This plant must be tough to be called Cast Iron, LOL! This plant is in the lily family. These plants can withstand a lot. It can live up to 50 years. This plant doesn’t like to be over watered, does well with low light, humidity and a slow grower. It’s a nice plant to add some green indoors.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
This is a trendy houseplant, with leaves shaped like a violin, that are big and waxy. Give this plant plenty of filtered light and plenty of water. This plant does require a little more attention then some of these other ones. Only get this houseplant as a beginner if you have time to work with it. I would say get this plant if you have mastered the other plants named above and you want to try a more touchy plant.
Madagascar Dragon Tree
This is another popular houseplant for beginners and easy to maintain. The Madagascar dragon tree like to have the soil slightly moist. When pruning, beginners need to pay attention to the leaves that they grow upwards and not in different directions This plant also cleans the air. Note for this plant is its toxic to Dogs and Cats. Because of the dangling leaves it might attract dogs or cats to chew on the leaves. If you have pets, this isn’t the best option.
I don’t think I have heard of this one. This plant does well with low light and drought but does prefer a well light area and well draining soil. If you are touching the leaves, you will need to wash your hands afterwards. This is another plant that is poisonous to children, dog and cats. This is not a good option if you have children and animals in your home.
This plant is a good choice for beginners and advanced gardeners. The part of this plant for beginners is, you only water this plant once a month. They like bright, indirect light, position the plant in the east or west windows for optimal growth. These plants are used to living in hot environments, usually under tree canopies.
They call this Phalaenopsis orchid a Moth Orchid because of the shape of the blossom. This plant blossoms twice a year but the blossom lasts for a month and can live for a decade if properly cared for. Orchids don’t like to be over watered, it will die for sure. This plant needs indirect light, the delicate leave can burn. Morning or late sun exposure is fine when the sun isn’t so hot.
Cacti and succulents make a good starter plant for beginners. I recently posted about growing succulents. See post if interested in more. These plants are very low maintenance. Put these plants in a sunny spot and water sparingly.
Money Tree Plant
This plant has been said to bring good luck and wealth. This plant has a braided trunk which is kind of cool. A little trivia, the plants truck doesn’t braid by itself. It is done by hand as a very small, young plant. The Money Tree can actually grow 6 feet tall, in natural habitat, it can grow to 60 feet tall.
This plant is also very favorable for beginners. It can almost withstand any condition. This plant likes lots of humidity, place the plant in a bathroom or somewhere in the house that has humidity or a humidifier. The soil needs to completely dry before the next watering, it doesn’t like sitting in water. Does best with indirect lighting. When this plant outgrows the pot, it needs to be replanted. Don’t let it get root bound.
This plant is known to clean the air in the room and an easy plant to grow for a beginner. The Snake Plant is a popular choice for interior design and office space. There are a number of different kinds of snake plants. Avoid direct sunlight and drought tolerant. This plant is also poisonous to Dogs and Cats, please keep this plant out of their reach.
Why you should have houseplants
During the winter houseplants are great to have with everything dead and dormant during winter. Houseplants give off oxygen to clean the air in your home and are good for your health. NASA conducted studies that showed certain houseplants to remove pollution out of the air, some are listed above.
There are several plants that a beginner can grow. Besides the fact that they are good for your health. Having houseplants can make a room look more inviting and clean the air in the room. I hope you found this informative!
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