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Eleven Super Easy Houseplants You'll Love

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Apart from beautifying the surroundings, indoor plants are useful in cleaning the environment and improving the condition of respiratory tract. Aloe Vera, Peperomia, Peace Lily, Anthurium, Cast-iron plant, Spider plant, and Asparagus fern can be some of your options to bring home.

Having indoor plants is the best way to bring nature into your household. Whether you are living in an apartment or working at the top of a skyscraper you can grow them anywhere, you can simply plant them in pots, boxes, or hanging containers. They not only serve as a quick decorating tool, but also adds to a number of health benefits from cleaning the environment to improving your respiratory tracts. These plants require very little attention and you don’t need to water them every-time or fertilizing them unlike your garden plants. They are capable of surviving even in the worst conditions. Placing an indoor plants on various corners of your room provides you with a cool and fresh ambience of the area, cleanse the air from toxic chemicals, helps you lower your blood pressure and many more. Find the best eleven easy ways to grow houseplants that anyone can keep alive and thriving.

Some of the eleven super easy houseplants are as follows:

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an easy-care succulent plant, which has a distinctive elongated leave like structure that easily fans out in a vase shape from a central base. They can come in different shapes and sizes, if you are interested you can try the smaller varieties and place them near the window where it can get ample amount of sunlight. Aloe plants thrive up well and work nicely in rooms with Southwestern decor and also in dish gardens.

2. Anthurium

Anthurium is also known as flamingo flower. It is a flowering plant and its showy flowers give a bright reflection to the entire space for eight weeks or more. Anthurium flowers are mostly red in color but you can find hybrids in shades of white, pink, lavender and even green. Anthurium plant makes superb cut flowers because they last for a very long time.

3. Asparagus fern

These delicate needle shaped foliage drapes is a subtropical relative of asparagus, which is not a true fern. They have an upward or outward shooting stem thus making it a good hanging basket plant. Asparagus fern has small white flowers, which is hidden among the needles shaped red berries. Make sure you keep these berries away from children and pets because they can be dangerous.

4. Peace lily

These plants are 1 - 6 feet high and 1 - 5 feet wide. Peace lily is an easy care plant, it has the capability to tolerate low humidity and low intensity of light as compared to other indoor plants. It has a glossy, lance shaped leaves and a spoon shape flower. This spoon shape flowers is noticeable mostly during summers. These plants normally requires low to bright light 60 - 85°F and an evenly moist soil.

5. Peperomia

Peperomia plants are widely known for the feature of their leaves. They are usually 6 - 12 inches high and 6 - 12 inches wide, they have textured, colorful and shiny leaves which can vary in shape and sizes. Some of the popular peperomia plants include watermelon, red edge and ripple peperomias. These plants occasionally produce flowery spikes that are similar to a rats tail. These plant favors low to medium 60 - 75°F and a moderately dry soil.

6. Snake plant

Snake plants are carefree and tough succulent plants that grow almost anywhere. They can measure up to 6 - 48 inches high and 6 - 36 inches wide. Snake plants are usually leathery in texture and the leaves are sword-shaped with yellow or white edges. Snake plant grows in a dramatic upright form, it favors low to bright light of 60 - 85° F and a moderately dry soil. These dwarf rosette varieties can be placed on a desktop or used as tabletop plant.

7. Cast-iron plant

These are slow-growing plants and are almost indestructible. They can withstand or neglect low light, low humidity and a wide range of temperatures. These plant favors low light 45 - 85°F and requires evenly moist soil for its normal growth.

8. Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus is one of the most popular indoor plant since it is readily available. Christmas cactus has a long segmented stem like structure and offers a graceful arching appearance. The cactus flowers are mostly red-orange or white in colour, plants usually bloom in mid- to late December. They are normally 8 - 12 inches high and 6 - 18 inches wide. These plants mostly favor bright light 70 - 80°F (55°F in fall) and a moderately dry and well-drained soil.

9. Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia leaves can grow up to 12 inches long, usually marbled with cream or white. The large leaves of dieffenbachia are well known for providing a tropical architectural accent to home decor. Dieffenbachia thrives well in normal room temperature 65 - 80°F and requires an evenly moist soil. Keep it away from your pets and children because it contains a toxic sap in the leaves and stems that causes tongue numbness and swelling when chewed by humans or pets.

10. Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen is a slow growing plant and thrives well in normal room temperatures. They are 1 - 3 feet high and 1 - 3 feet wide. These slow-growing plants have amazing features and can live for 10 years or more. Some of its standout feature include arching and lance-shape leaves, which are usually variegated with shades of green, silver or gray. You can plant them on a living room table or place them near the window.

11. Spider plant

The spider plant is one of the most adaptable indoor plants; it thrives well in a wide range of conditions and suffers from few problems. The name spider is given because of its spider-like plants or spiderettes like structure which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. All they need is minimal care and attention and can manage low temperatures. If left neglected, they look shabby and unattractive. Leaves of spider plant have white stripe in the center and favors moist soil but will forgive you if you forget to water occasionally. You can place them in any corner of your house, besides being an indoor plant they are well known for removing benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene from the air. Spider plants are considered safe for pets but sometimes can cause mild hallucinogens to cats. Make sure you place them somewhere they can get ample amount of sunlight for their growth and water them at least once a week.

We hope this article was helpful to give you brief information about different kinds of indoor plants. Aim of this article is to narrow down your search so that you can make an informed judgment about which indoor plant to keep in your house. Learn more about Healthy Houseplants and many more interesting topics through our articles and also get updates on IVF and surrogacy through Elawoman blog.

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    Akanksha Bhanut

    My sister gifted me a Chinese evergreen plant once. I fell in love with that plant and keep buying more. They come in different colour and shape so you might never get bored by them.

    Nov. 3, 2018, 7:33 p.m. 4.5


    Kamlesh Niranjan

    If you want a peaceful and light aroma in your home then please try planting Peace lily. Its light fragrance will inspire you to achieve more so, try keeping it to your workplace.

    Oct. 25, 2018, 10:59 p.m. 5.0


    Sonia Shanghai

    I often forget to water my houseplants and they die without water and sunlight. Is there something that I could do to save them. I think planting aloe vera will be the best option as they can live without water for 2-3 days.

    Oct. 21, 2018, 8 a.m. 5.0


    Kalpana Desai

    I decorate my living place with Lucky bamboo. They don't attract any flies and grow without soil in water. It's a great gift to provide someone special.

    Oct. 20, 2018, 11:23 p.m. 4.5


    Abhisekh Rao

    I keep my houseplants in my balcony. The plants need sunlight for their chlorophyll process and without it, they might dry out and die. If you want to keep inside your room then try Christmas cactus.

    Oct. 18, 2018, 2:35 p.m. 5.0


    Shashishekhar Lata

    I think Aloe Vera plant is a good option but it should not be kept inside because it can attract flies and mosquitoes.

    Oct. 18, 2018, 9:29 a.m. 4.5

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