Houseplants can be hard to take care of, but with this list you can find the perfect, easy houseplant with health benefits for your home!
I have had quite the history with trying to keep my houseplants alive and have failed every single time, except for now. I used to have a peace lily, but then our family moved to Colorado. When we moved here, one of the first things I wanted to get to decorate the house was an easy houseplant -a peace lily. It is still alive because they are one of the plants that are low-maintenance and don’t need too much attention. Plus, Kevin has flower allergies, but he’s not allergic to peace lilies. Read on for other plants (like peace lilies) that have both health benefits and aren’t likely to die on you.
The Perfect, Easy Houseplant for You
There are so many easy houseplants out there, so where should you start? Which one is perfect for you?
Aloe is a great, easy houseplant for a busy person. If where you live is humid, this plant may not be for you because you have to water it daily. But if you live somewhere dry (like Colorado) you only have to water it twice a week. Super easy, right? This plant comes in many sizes and was ranked #1 by NASA for cleaning the air. Aloe also has many health benefits for your skin, gums, and stomach. But as a small, desk houseplant you can just sit back and enjoy this cute little plant. If you want more information on aloe vera care, check this out.
Succulents are cute, little and easy houseplants that help you breathe, focus and aid recovery. They also work as air purifiers. Succulents should be watered about once a week on the soil and make sure it’s nice and wet. I killed a couple of succulents when we lived in China. It seems they aren’t the best at cooperating when it comes to watering. Nonetheless, they don’t need to be watered often and look great in almost any home!
Peace Lilies are one of my favorite plants. They are gorgeous and come in an assortment of colors like purple, pink and white. Our house has a peace lily with white flowers. Peace lilies can grow around 24 in-40in. They need to be re-potted once or twice a year (we just did that) and don’t prefer direct sunlight. Peace lilies work as a great air purifier and look beautiful with their non-elaborate flowers. Want to know more? Look here.
Herbs can look nice in your kitchen as an edible decoration or add a splash of color to your house. These easy houseplants come in a vast array of flavors and looks. Herbs are also a fun way to get your kids to eat their veggies. I mean who doesn’t want to pick their own food then eat it?
Lavender is a purple-flowered plant. It is most known for it’s calming effects and it’s amazing smell. There are many fun things you can do with lavender. You can put some petals in your tea, add some to sweet treats, or put some in your pillowcase to help you sleep. With lavender, the options are endless. If you want more options for what to do with your lavender, check this out.
The boston fern was ranked #5 by NASA for detoxing the air. They’re also very easy to take care of if you know how to. When you’re watering your fern, water it from the bottom (so have it in a small pool of water), not the top. I also killed one of these by watering it incorrectly. Boston ferns also prefer direct sunlight, so make sure it’s somewhere near a window or a light that is typically on.
If you are looking for a great plant to try to kill and fail, you’ve come to the right spot! Pothos are really hard to kill, no matter what you do. They’re also known to clean the air as well. They can survive in low light and cold temperatures. Want to know more? Look here!
You may also like my article on health benefits of nature as you look to bring the outdoors in.
After writing this article, I now want more houseplants (that are easy) to spice up our home. I might get around to it one day, but for now please comment below to share your favorite easy houseplant! And don’t forget to share with a friend, Pin it, and follow me on Facebook and Instagram!