Looking to add a tinge of green to your home? Read on for a curated list of houseplants. If you are worried about not being able to spend much time on them, you don’t have to. These plants demand very little maintenance and care, so they are perfect for busybodies.
You don’t have to have a green thumb either, these plants can be grown easily by experienced and beginner gardeners alike. These plants don’t just improve your home aesthetics, they provide other benefits like air purification too.
1. Money Plant
Epipremnum Aureum is also known as Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, and is very commonly identified as “Money Plant” in India. You must certainly know of it, it is that common. The reason behind its popularity is easy maintenance and it somehow being associated with money. This plant is hard to kill off, making it very beginner friendly.
This is a vine, meaning it grabs onto things and grows out, if you don’t want that to happen, you can use a trellis and train it or you can cut it a few times so it grows into a bush instead. This plant is believed to purify common air pollutants found in homes. People also believe that it brings luck, we can’t vouch for that though. As a bonus, you can grow it in water and admire its roots.
2. Snake Plant
Dracaena Trifasciata commonly called the snake plant is an aesthetically pleasing houseplant that is very low maintenance. What sets this plant apart from many other houseplants is its leaves. When we say leaves, we mean the Snake Plant in all its visible entirety. This plant is a bunch of upright leaves, that’s it. This is what makes it an excellent indoor pant, its compactness.
This plant requires partial sun so take that into consideration before placing it. Apart from its air purification ability, the Snake plant has a unique ability. It along with some other plants on this list are some of the fewest plants that release oxygen at night. Making it an ideal plant for your bedroom. In case you did not know, most plants release Carbon dioxide instead of Oxygen at Night.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Barbadensis Miller or Aloe Vera is a drought-resistant plant. Although it looks like a cactus, it isn’t one, Aloe Vera is a succulent. Apart from being hardy and easy to grow, Aloe Vera’s strength lies in its medicinal properties. After all, its uses are widely regarded in the skincare industry.
With this plant, you can afford to forget about watering it but don’t do so for long. It being drought-resistant is all cool, but you still have to water it once in a while, overwatering is also risky.
4. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum Comosum commonly called the Spider Plant is a great houseplant. This plant is also known to filter toxins from the air. Its long and thin leaves are its distinguishing feature. Without any relation to its name Spider, Plants are very popular. They can adjust to different light conditions as long as it's not extremes. This makes it easy for beginners to handle it. Due to their physical features, they are commonly potted in hanging pots.
5. Lucky Bamboo
Dracaena Sanderiana commonly known as Lucky Bamboo makes for a great gifting option. This is an easy-to-grow plant requiring indirect sunlight, so it is ideally suited for growing indoors. It grows slowly but steadily and is available in various sizes. The Lucky Bamboo too can either be grown in water or soil. Wherever you grow it, it is guaranteed to take your home aesthetic level up a notch.
Remember that this list is not exhaustive, there are plenty of other home plants that are easy to grow and maintain. If you are a beginner start from one plant and get more only after you are well acquainted with all the plant maintenance tasks. Although this is an indoor plant list, you can grow them outdoors too without much trouble, just keep in mind the kind of sunlight they need.