Maybe you’re like me and you really want to have plants in your house but you are afraid you just won’t be able to keep them alive. Today I am going to share with you 5 plants I have kept alive for over 3 years! You are going to wish you had these plants for indoors sooner.
Here are reasons why I really like you should try house plants:
- Easy decor for any room
- Serve as air purifiers
- They’re pretty
- A simple way to liven up a space and make it feel fresh
One of the privileges of homemaking is creating beauty in the home and I, personally, find such beauty in plants. Don’t be afraid to try new ways to make your home beautiful for you and your family. Ok friends, let’s get into it… Here’s my top 5!
I love this plant for many reasons! It varies in size, color, and only needs to be watered on the rare occasion I remember to and it is really pretty! It is a good corner of the room plant to fill an empty space with some texture.
Benefits of a snake plant: These are great air purifiers! The snake plant is one of the top recommended plants for removing toxins and purifying the air indoors. Additionally, the ascetically pleasing look of the plant will lighten the mood of the room.
- Low maintenance
- Eliminates Toxins
- Purifies Air
- Ascetically pleasing
Caring for a snake plant: This is my number one plant for indoors because it can survive just about anything. You can keep a snake plant in full sun or partial sun. The plant can live in dry or drafted conditions as well. Watering the plant only needs to take place once every two weeks or when the top two inches of soil have dried up.
Where to find a snake plant: Many of the plants on this list can be found at a local nursery Lowes, or Amazon.
If you are looking for a hanging plant, a pothos is the way to go! This satin pothos gives such a fresh and peaceful look to my kitchen space where it hangs. I am telling you, I give it some water and trim it up when it gets too long; it stays beautiful! There are many different types of pathos plants and as far as I know, they are all relatively easy to care for.
Benefits of a satin pothos: Honestly, number one for me is how pretty and pleasing to look at this plant is. For a while I felt like hardy plants weren’t very pretty but I was so wrong.
- Low maintenance
- Hard to kill
- Can grow in only water
- Climbing plant if desired
Caring for satin pothos: Water when top two inches of soil start to dry out. If the leaves start to wilt your plant is telling you it’s thirsty! If the vines get too long you can trim them back. Pothos enjoy partial light, full light, or no direct light.
Where to get a satin pothos: A local nursery will always be my first recommendation when buying plants for indoors. However, you can get most plants for big box stores such as Lowes, Home Depot and sometimes Walmart
The golden pothos is a great center piece. She looks cute on a coffee table, or entryway table. I like this one because it requires minimal light and can go wherever it feels well in a space. Overtime it can start to grow longer vines but you can just cut them off if you want to keep the bushy look.
Benefits of a golden pothos:
- Easy to propagate
- Could aid in allergies
- Grow in any light
- Absorbs radiation
- Needs little maintenance
Caring for a golden pothos: As I mentioned earlier, you can keep the shape you like by just clipping off longer shoots as they appear. Pothos in general prefer warmer climate so keeping them at room temperature is ideal. Only water if the soil feels dry, they don’t like to sit in wet soil so you don’t need to water them often. My pothos leaves will start to wilt a little and I know it’s time to water them.
Where to find a golden pothos: I love this plant because it is one of the easiest plants for indoors to find! Pretty much any store/nursery with plants will have some kind of pothos.
The Guzmania is a cutie for sure! She looks good on a window sill or a desk, This starts out as a smaller plant and can fit in more spaces. I have mine in my kitchen window sill and I love looking at it when I’m at the kitchen sink.
Benefits of a guzmania:
- Easy to care for
- Don’t need much lighting
- Might counteract allergies
- Might help sleep
Caring for a guzmania: These indoor plants need some light but it can be indirect light. It is said that the south side of the house has the best light for a guzmania. It is best to underwater than overwater! Make sure the soil has dried out before watering again. Be sure the potting mix will drain well.
Where to find a guzmania: Check out your local nurseries to find a guzmania bromeliad! I found mine at lowes.
Last but not least, the lemon surprise. I love the name of this plant, it sounds so exciting! The leaves are such a bright and energetic green. This plant goes well paired with other decor on an entry table, over the kitchen sink, or in a bedroom. Also, I mean, who doesn’t want a plant called lemon surprise!
Benefits of a lemon surprise:
- Leaves can be used to make tea
- Pleasing to the eye
- Low Maintenance
- Can be planted outside when grown in size
Care for a lemon surprise: Thrives in full sun but can still be healthy in low lighting. Water when the top two inches of the plants soil have dried up. Repot when the plant starts to outgrow the current pot. Use well draining soil and trim off any yellow or brown leaves.
Where to find a lemon surprise: Much like the pothos, this is a pretty common tropical plant that should not be hard to find. You can buy it online or most likely at a local nursery.
Let me know in the comments below what plants for indoors you are going to get next!
Also just a word of encouragement, if you have a plant that dies, remember that life is a learning experience. You are not a failure, you are learning how to do better next time and grow from your experiences. I hope you have learned new things and are inspired to make your home a beautiful place to inhabit.
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