Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants That Are Also Perfect as Decor

 

A little indoor greenery makes any space feel more welcoming. However, for many of us, keeping plants alive can be a bit challenging—whether it’s because of lack of green thumb, your busy lifestyle, or lack of sunlight. The secret, though, is all about picking the right plant. Here’s a list to help you decide on which one to get:

 

Aloe

Aloe has long, plump leaves with medicinal properties. It’s a succulent so it does well in dry conditions and you can water it every two to three weeks, depending on the humidity of your home. It’s also helpful to have it at home as it provides a soothing gel for cuts and burns. It’s perfect in small, sunny indoor spaces.

 

Snake Plant

This one is also sometimes called as mother-in-law’s tongue. It instantly adds a modern vibe to your space with its variegated leaves with yellow or white edges. Snake plants don’t really need a lot of attention. Just make sure to place it in indirect light and allow the soil to dry in between watering. Any normal room temperature should suit it just fine.

 

Pothos

Aside from its air-purifying quality, this plant can also tolerate low light so they’re perfect for bathrooms or living rooms. The trailing stems work well in a hanging basket or if you want a more dramatic statement, it can be a climbing plant with some training onto a trellis. It can be as long as 8 feet so just cut them back if they get too long for your liking.

 

Spider Plant

Add a visual interest to any room with this unusual-looking indoor plant. Spider plants do well with evenly moist soil, medium light, and comfortable room temperature. Because they’re easy to grow, they can be your “test plants” if you want to learn more about house plant care.

 

Parlor Farm

This plant is the most popular indoor palm and it’s easy to maintain as it grows with minimal care and moderate light. Parlor Farm produces tiny yellow flowers during Spring which add more charm to any space. Remember that you only have to water it when the soil is dry.

 

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies grow up to 16 inches and the larger ones can even reach 6 feet tall so it’s perfect for spaces with a high ceiling. The white flowers it produces in the early summer continue to bloom throughout the year and they add an elegant touch to any room. Just a tip: if your Peace Lily isn’t blooming, try placing it in a dark area.

 

Rubber Tree

This indoor house plant can grow up to 8 foot and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a nice pop of greenery. If you prefer something smaller, you can make your rubber tree into a shrub shape by pruning long stems. This plant thrives in medium to bright lighting conditions and the room temperature should be between 60 and 80.

 

English Ivy

This plant needs moist soil and cool temperature. To start a new plant, simply cut section of the stem. English Ivy gives a romantic vibe to any space plus it’s considered to be a natural remedy for removing mold spores from your indoor air.

 
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