Houseplants are plants that are grown indoors. These plants jazz up your home, office or any living space by giving it a new life. And not only that, they help you improve your health through their unique air filtering qualities.
Also, the idea of growing something and seeing it turn into something fruitful is special. It inspires you and fills you with refreshing energy.
But not everyone has time to take care of a plant. Given how busy our lives are. Sometimes it’s work, family issues or sudden travel plans. Also, not everyone is born with a degree in botany.
However, the truth is— you don’t need to be a botanist in order to grow a houseplant. As there are some houseplants that are resilient enough to survive on your neglect.
Below are 6 best houseplants that are super easy to grow and don’t require much care. Plus they are packed with amazing benefits.
One of the most popular, easiest and quite possibly the toughest plants to kill. Hence, the name “Devil’s ivy” suits this climber better. These natural air purifiers are perfect for home or office as they thrive best in indirect sunlight. One of its special qualities includes its ability to grow in water without any soil. Also, it is said that bringing a money plant in your living space can invite some much needed good luck in your life.
2. Lucky bamboo
When it comes to low-maintenance houseplants, one can’t forget to include the Lucky bamboo. Its ability to grow in low light at normal room temperature makes it an excellent indoor plant that you can put on your work desk or the side table. Famous for its strong long green shoots, this evergreen plant will add a contemporary look to your home or office.
Known by names like “Snake plant” and “Mother-in-law’s tongue” because of its unique pointed leaves. Sansevieria is one of the toughest plants that can thrive on your neglect. If you travel a lot and don’t have time to care for your plants then this snake plant is the one for you. Be it the stale air or the extreme humidity in your home—nothing can stop this inexpensive plant from thriving. Besides being a “Tough cookie” this plant filters the air by removing toxins like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene. Its special tendency to release oxygen at night, unlike most plants makes it a perfect plant for your bedroom.
4. Peace lily
This stunning and easy to grow plant stands out from the other indoor plants because of its elegant white flowers emanating from the dark foliage, resembling white flags of peace. Due to their tropical nature, these plants thrive in low light and humid areas. Making it a perfect plant for people who live in small living spaces. But don’t think of it just as a decor item—for these plants have some amazing air filtering qualities.
Known commonly as “Chinese evergreens.” This tropical plant has beautiful dark leaves with a tinge of bright crimson. Its beautiful appearance makes it a popular choice among people who want to give their homes or offices an elegant look. This easy to grow plant can survive a few weeks without water and doesn’t require any pruning. So, if you tend to stay busy or travel a lot then an aglaonema won’t disappoint you.
Commonly known as “Goosefoot” because of its distinctive leaves that change from arrow-shaped to a five lobe form as they mature. This slow-growing plant tops NASA’s list of “Air purifying plants.” Not only does it remove harmful toxins from the air but also convert them into nutrients. Also notable is its quality to survive on neglect.
In conclusion, it doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice in gardening. Or if you have a busy life. Thanks to these low-maintenance plants. You can always enjoy the joy of growing a plant.