As Wisconsin winter looms and the lush, green foliage gradually disappears from the landscape, here are five of the easiest house plants to grow inside your home. Besides simply improving the aesthetics of your home, there are other beneficial advantages to cultivating indoor plants; these include things like:
- Reducing stress levels, both physiological and psychological*
- Improving concentration and attention*
- Improving mental health*
Although cultivating house plants can seem like a challenge, these plants are some of the most uncomplicated to grow and can get you started on your journey to being a plant parent of a wide variety.
1. Spider Plant
Spider Plants are one of the most resilient plants, which makes them perfect for plant beginners. The plant can grow well in a variety of conditions and is not prone to many complications. In terms of “best” growing conditions, they prefer to be in well-drained soil and bright, indirect light. Another benefit of these plants is that they can handle dry conditions for periods in between watering.
2. Peace Lily
If you prefer plants that are a bit taller than the spider plant but still as hardy, then the peace lily may be the one for you; it will even let you know when it needs watering by its drooping leaves. They thrive in low-light spaces, although one must be careful not to overwater and ensure the plant has proper drainage. One important note is that Peace Lily’s are mildly toxic to animals and people, so it’s important to keep them away from pets and small children.
3. Snake Plant
This is a difficult plant to kill, thriving in many conditions and with a growth potential of 8 feet tall. These plants will grow in any light conditions and is also drought-resistant. However, overwatering can be a concern with this plant, so it should only receive water when the dirt feels dry. In addition, this plant is toxic to animals.
4. Aloe Vera
A popular succulent, Aloe, is another plant whose care is not too complicated; additionally, it offers medicinal benefits, as the gel is used to treat minor burns and rashes. The two main growth factors are water only when necessary and to keep it in a sunny location. Another way to ensure that the plant doesn’t become waterlogged is to plant it in a terracotta pot, as its clay material is more porous. Unfortunately, Aloe is toxic to pets, so keep it away from your furry friends or get a haworthia succulent plant instead, as these are not toxic to pets.
5. Parlor Palm
The Parlor Palm is an attractive house plant that grows in small clumps with palm-like foliage adorning thin stalks. This plant is a slow grower, with a height potential of 2 to 6 feet indoors. It can tolerate various light conditions but prefers bright, indirect light. In terms of watering, this plant does not like to sit in wet soil, so . For pet owners, this is an excellent option as it is non-toxic.
So stop by your local garden center and pick up one of these easy-to-care-for house plants today to improve your home décor and obtain the many other benefits of being a plant parent!
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