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Posted by casasflowers on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 22, 2020 Flowers & Plants

Easy to Grow Indoor Plants

Plants are a wonderful addition to any home because they are lavish, decorative, fresh, alive, and clean the air. If you want to add some greenery into your home but don’t know where to start, or are afraid of killing them, then the below list of low-maintenance and easy to grow plants is a great place to begin. We could all use a little greenery in our life and it’s worth it to give it shot. You’ll see it’s easy to have plants and benefit from all the good things plants bring. 

Best Starter Plants

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Pothos is an attractive trailing vine plant with medium-sized leaves that are dark green or yellow and green variegated. They look best on top of a tall bookshelf or in a hanging planter. They are hard to kill and can tolerate nearly any type of growing environment. They can also hand infrequent waterings for those who sometimes forget to water their plants. For your pothos to thrive, place in indirect medium light and water once every one to two weeks.

ZZ Plant

Another plant which is actually a succulent, the ZZ plant has dark green, oval leaves that have a waxy shine and grow in abundance from vertical stems giving the plant a lush look. The ZZ Plant is nearly indestructible and can survive adverse conditions such as low light and drought. They can be placed anywhere in the home and will do just fine but prefer bright to moderate indirect light. Let the solid completely dry out between waterings.

Spider Plant

One of the more popular house plants, spider plants are festive, full, fun plants that are tough to kill. Their long, thin leaves hang gracefully over their pot which makes them perfect for hanging planters. They can tolerate most lighting conditions and infrequent waterings. When they grow they make quite a few spider “babies” that can be planted in pots and grow to maturity. Just place this plant in a bright spot and keep the soil moist and it will thrive.

Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant)

As its name implies, this is one tough plant. It can withstand neglect, low light, low humidity, and spotty watering. The large, pointed dark green leaves grow directly from the stem underground which gives this plant a very full and lush appearance. A slow-growing plant, it won’t outgrow its location for a while and can live up to 50 years. Best conditions for this plant to thrive are indirect moderate light and waterings once soil has dried out.

Peperomia

A striking little plant that comes with beautiful, ornamental leaves. There are numerous species of this plant that have thick, waxy leaves with solid, variegated, marbled red, green, or purple shades. This is plant that gets noticed. Adaptable to a variety of environments, this little beauty makes a great desk plant and will flourish even under flourescents. Water once soil has become completely dry and place in moderate to low indirect light.

Bromeliad

A member of the pineapple family, Bromeliads are striking plants that thrive indoors. They are tough, forgiving, and last a long time. Different varieties have different colored leaves which could add a wonderful pop of color to your home. They thrive in bright, indirect light and when their soil remains moist (do not let soil dry out).