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5 easy house plants to care for

Posted on February 21st, 2020

House plants are trendier than ever before, with more and more people wanting to bring a little bit of the outside in. To help out those of you born without green fingers, here are 5 easy house plants to care for that will look great in any space.

Succulents

They’re tiny, cute, and don’t need much light or watering, which makes them pretty difficult to kill. There are also many different types of succulents that vary wildly in appearance, so you should be able to use these as décor pretty effectively. They look especially great on tables and shelves.

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos (or Epipremnum aureum) is part of the Araceae family. It is a trailing plant that produces small, heart-shaped leaves along its vines, which look lovely when placed atop shelves or hung from the ceiling via a hanging planter pot.

To care for a Goldon Pothos, you actually don’t have to do much at all. These are repeatedly scored as the easiest houseplants to care for of all time, so killing one would actually be more of an achievement than keeping it alive. Simply keep the soil moist – they aren’t too fussy with the lighting situation.

Dracaena

Dracaena plants are part of the Asparagaceae family. They can grow to around 10 feet tall and produce long, thin leaves that fan out to the sky, giving them an appearance similar to a mini palm tree. Since the leaves only sprout at the top, these plants look fabulous when placed next to low-lying furnishings, such as a couch.

Caring for a Dracaena is very easy. Simply keep the soil moist and give it access to plenty of light. The hardest part about keeping a Dracaena happy is keeping it warm – they’re a tropical plant, and will droop if they get too cold. However, as long as your home isn’t regularly below 15 degrees, the plant should thrive.

Rubber Tree

Rubber Trees (or Ficus elastica) are part of the Euphorbiaceae family. They can grow up to 50 feet tall and produce large, rounded leaves that are ideal for filling any empty spaces in a room.

To care for a Rubber Tree, keep the soil slightly moist and avoid putting it in direct sunlight. If you’re a chronic under-waterer, then these might be ideal for you, as they can deal with dry soil for quite some time.

Snake Plants

Finally, we have Snake Plants (or Sansevieria trifasciata). These are also part of the Asparagaceae family, and can grow as tall as 12 feet. The leaves of the Snake Plant are very striking; tall, spiky and rigid, with different colourings dependent on the species, which makes them ideal for spicing up an otherwise boring-looking space.

Snake Plant care is super easy, too. They don’t need much light, can go weeks without proper watering, and don’t feel the cold nearly as much as their cousin plant, the Dracaena. This one is similar to the Golden Pothos in the way that it’s also very difficult to kill.

Ready to fill your new home with house plants?

We hope you enjoyed our guide on easy house plants to care for. House plants make such a pretty introduction to any space, and you’ll feel a genuine sense of pride when they’re flourishing in your home. Try it and see!

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