Keeping a plant inside is a great way to up your room’s decor. Whether it’s at home or in your office, spending a little bit of time and effort on a plant can lead to a huge payoff. However, if you’ve ever had a plant wither and die on you, you know that it can sometimes be a real hassle to keep a plant around. Thankfully there are many beautiful but hardy plants that should make your life a little easier. This guide will help you impress your roommates, coworkers and family even if you don’t have a green thumb.
- Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum is a great way to add a unique look to your indoor space. Easy to care for and adaptable to most environments, the spider plant is a great choice for beginner gardeners. As long as it’s given bright, indirect light and time to dry between waterings, the spider plant will flourish.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is not only an aesthetically pleasing addition to any room, but it also has the added health benefits for skin and burn care. Even when not flowering, this houseplant can help add a desert feel to any room. Keep in mind that aloe vera enjoys a drier soil than most plants.
- Peace Lily
Spathiphyllum wallisii is the most common domestic variety of peace lily due to its smaller size. Despite their delicate blooms, peace lilies are a hardy plant and can resist most environmental hazards.
- Jade Plant
Crassula ovata is more difficult to grow than the previous plants; however, it rewards the effort with beautiful blossoms and a unique foliage. The trick to growing jade plants is not to over water. They stay healthiest when their soil is allowed to dry for a week between waterings.
The Dieffenbachia genus holds many of the world’s favorite indoor plants due to their attractive leaf coloration. This tropical cane has a large tolerance for shade, making it well suited for indoor growing. Just make sure not to chew on the stem or else the poisonous raphides may cause speechlessness in the muncher.
- Snake Plant
Sansevieria trifasciata is one of the most durable plants in the world. It can survive weeks without water or light and still maintain its crisp leaf structure. If you want to impress your friends, make sure you refer to it by its Brazilian name, St. George’s Sword.
- Pincushion Cactus
Mamillaria is a great family of cacti for a beginner gardener. Simply keep in sandy soil and don’t overwater. Your diligence will be rewarded with stunning perennial blooms.
- Asparagus Fern
The Asparagus genus houses not only the delicious vegetable, but also a series of ornamental houseplants. Though they shed if denied bright light, for the most part these are easy to grow plants that are great for filling space in a room.
Peperomia is a large genus of tropical and subtropical plants grown the world over for their attractive foliage and flowers. Containing over one thousand different species, its easy to find a Peperomia that matches the aesthetic of your home.
- Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera combines the ease of cacti garden needs with a blooming phase that rivals any flower. Like the previous cacti, the trick is to allow drying time between waterings. The Christmas Cactus can add an explosion of color to any scene and can lift a whole room’s appearance.
Hopefully this guide gave you some ideas for gardening in your own home. Sometimes gardening, even home gardening can seem like a lot of work or even spark anxiety about keeping your plants happy and healthy, but with these 10, you can hopefully spend less time worrying and more time taking in the beautiful aesthetics of your home garden. Don’t forget to push yourself with more difficult and exotic plants once you have some notches on your belt.