Common House Plants That Are Easy to Grow
Are you interested in adding some houseplants to your home but are worried about their growing conditions and requirements? Although it is true that some houseplants can be quite finicky, there are many others that are easy to grow and care for.
If you would like some examples, here are some common house plants that are particularly low-maintenance:
As succulent, Snake Plants require very little water, don’t need much light, and are extremely hardy. Most Snake Plants have sword-shaped leaves with a distinctive pattern that resembles the skin of a snake.
There are several varieties of Aloe – all of which are easy to grow and don’t need much water or light. One of the smaller varieties is Aloe Vera, which is perfect in a small pot. The only drawback of this houseplant is that its elongated thick leaves do have spikes that make them unsuitable for some areas.
With large glossy leaves and distinctive spoon-shaped white flowers, Peace Lilies are a very attractive plant. While they do benefit from bright (but indirect) light, they do not require it and can survive in lower light conditions too.
The Chinese Evergreen is known for the silver-gray patterns on its green leaves. It is a very adaptable plant and does not require much light. That being said this plant does not like drafts or sustained low temperatures, which is something that you should keep in mind when you position it.
The long tendrils yet dainty foliage of English Ivy make it a favorite among indoor plants. It can be placed in a hanging basket so that its tendrils dangle down, or allowed to hang from a shelf. In general English, Ivy is relatively forgiving, but it may require some pruning from time to time so that it doesn’t grow out of control.
Not only do its green and white leaves look striking, but its ‘pups’ dangling out of the pot is particularly eye-catching too. More importantly, this plant requires very little care as long as you make sure that the water it’s fed doesn’t contain salt, fluoride, or other chemicals that can lead to browning leaf tips.
Because of how durable the ZZ Plant is, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘eternity’ plant. Its thick stem and sturdy leaves can survive in low light conditions and don’t need much water either.
As its name implies, this plant is truly as tough as cast-iron and can tolerate low-light and low-humidity as well as a wide range of temperatures. It has pointed sword-like leaves that normally grow about 4 feet in length.
The Weeping Fig is definitely one of the better-looking indoor plants with its slender branches and teardrop-shaped leaves. Unlike the Fiddle Leaf Fig, it is not nearly as fussy about its growing conditions as long as there is some bright indirect light and you keep it away from cold drafts.
As you can see most of the plants listed above don’t require that much in terms of care, and will make for excellent houseplants. However, if you want to ensure that they are healthy and grow well, you should still look up their preferences and try to cater to them as much as possible.
It should be noted that there are many other types of indoor plants that are just as easy to care for – so don’t give up if you haven’t found one that you like. Use these plants to narrow your options, and keep looking until you find something that you feel will fit your home.