DATE : May 4, 2020 By : Teresa Wissen
Houseplants add a beautiful touch to any room, and they’re great for your health. Studies have shown that adding a little greenery to your living space can boost your mood, provide you with healthier air, and reduce fatigue. You don’t have to be a master gardener to grow them, though. Try any of these neglect-proof plants, and you’ll be reaping the benefits in no time.
There’s a reason so many new gardeners love pothos. Sometimes called Devil’s Ivy, the vine’s sturdy nature makes it ideal for indoor lighting. Growing up to 10-feet in length, pothos needs very little attention. You only need to worry about watering it when it looks thirsty or the soil is completely dry.
2. Snake plant
Whether you call it the snake plant or the mother-in-law’s tongue, it’s one houseplant that requires little to no care at all. Content to live in the low-light areas of your home, you’ll only need to concern yourself with watering it once every few weeks and giving it fertilizer a few times a year. You’ll love the elegance of its striking oblong leaves.
3. Aloe Vera
There’s a reason why you see so many aloe vera plants gracing the pages of interior design magazines — they’re easy! The long leaves of the aloe vera are designed to retain water. With only a sunny window and bi-monthly watering, you’ll have a cheerful plant that can also give you a little relief from a sunburn.
4. Dumb Cane
When it comes to easy-growing plants, look no further than the dumb cane. Its large green leaves thrive in low-light conditions, so you don’t need to worry about crowding all your windows. You’ll only need to water it once every two weeks or so, but it largely prefers to be left alone.
5. Peace Lily
If you’re looking to add a tropical touch to your space, the peace lily is a wonderful choice. They don’t mind fluorescent lighting or spending part of the day in the shadows. Their elegant waxy leaves and their large white flowers favor a solitary life, and you’ll only have to water and fertilize them when they need it.
Even if you’ve never had a houseplant, you are all but guaranteed success with any of these hearty, forgiving plants. Other than making sure they get adequate water, there’s little else you’ll need to do. You’ll love the way they bring life into your world, and your health with thank you for it.