A thriving home is important to keep our mind and spirit rested. There are few better ways to make your home filled to the brim with life than surrounding yourself with plants. Their soft natural varieties of color and shapes will brighten up any area in our homes and can even help with keeping the air we breathe fresh and full. If you’ve had trouble with keeping your plants alive in the past, then here is a list to help you grow, easy world. These are 7 beautiful plants, easy to keep happy and loving.
Philodendrons are incredible. This sturdy beautiful plant can go up to a month without water! Even better, it does well in low light, making it the perfect house plant to add some life into your home. Be sure to leave it out of sustained direct light, as that can burn the plant. There are about 450 known varieties of this South American green friend. There are upright clumping and climbing forms, both of which are part of the allure to the wide spread fascination and cultivation of these plants.
Marigolds are every enthusiast’s dream flowers. They are tough and beautiful and can shine an array of many beautiful colors. Marigolds have another quality that makes them even more valuable: they keep tiny insects and other pests away! If you love growing flowering plants, marigolds are an excellent choice for beginners. They are incredibly tolerant of heat, pests, and even droughts. They do not require constant attention. Once planted they have a tendency to thrive, just make sure they are in a spot that has plenty of sunlight.
Pothos is a stunning tropical vine with shiny, heart-shaped leaves that often have gold, white, or yellow variegation. Native to tropical French Polynesian islands in the South Pacific, pothos can now be found throughout the world as an attractive, easy-to-care-for houseplant. Place with care anywhere with moderate or even low light and it’s vines will flourish. Hang them up high to brighten up any corners or windows in your home. When you prune, don’t forget to propagate the cuttings and give them as gifts!
4. ZZ Plant
Tough enough to grow without the nurturing most plants require. A hardy plant that loves the indoors and will flourish under any condition no matter your thumb. Zamioculcas zamiifolia, and don’t let the pronunciation of its name prevent you from stopping by your local nursery and picking one up, simply ask for the “ZZ plant”. The ZZ plant is a powerhouse. It thrives in relatively low light, and reportedly, this plant has grown under the worst condition imagined – no water and no light and not a pest in sight. Master gardeners throughout the United States agree that it is, without a doubt, one of the all-time easiest plants to grow.
5. Aloe Vera
Another great plant that’s easy to grow is aloe vera. These plants will shine with their loving natures, they’re also known as wonderful little healers. You’ll always have a ready cure for rough skin and a salve to ease the pain of cuts and burns. Aloes grow best in a potting mix for succulents, and remember to only water the plant when the soil is bone dry. If you have a balcony or back porch, your aloe will enjoy being outside during the summer. A beautiful way to keep your home fresh with life and this little friend loves to help when healing is needed.
6. Lucky Bamboo
Little pots and big pots of lucky bamboo grow all over the place, they only require water to keep growing. What an easy cute plant to keep around that doesn't even require soil! For growing one with just water, refresh it whenever you can remember. The plant will flourish. You will find that these plants love indirect sunlight, but they aren't too picky. Again, it’s one of the best plants anyone can care for, it just takes a moment with a small water pitcher to keep it happy.
7. Rubber Plant
The Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) is the ideal houseplant. It’s a tough but easy-going indoor plant that can reach great heights within just a few years. The shiny glossy leaves look beautiful and although young plants start off small they will fill the space in an empty corner quickly. Even if you don't want to grow a really tall tree-like plant indoors, the Rubber Plant's size can be restricted with occasional pruning. Be sure to give your Rubber Plant a well-lit spot with some indirect sun if possible. You shouldn't let a Rubber Plant sit in water, so after 30 minutes if there's still water remaining in the drip tray, pour it away.
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Don’t stop growing and thank you for reading!