Tired of killing every plant you buy? Me too.
If you're like me, you probably don't have a green thumb (believe me, not many people do). But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beauty and serenity of plants in your home. It’s the summer for houseplants and we’re here to help you (and your plants) out.
There are plenty of easy-to-care-for houseplants that will flourish with very little attention from you. In fact, some of these plants even thrive on neglect! So if you're looking for a way to add a little life to your home without having to do too much work, check out the list below of some of the easiest houseplants to keep alive.
This plant quite literally cannot be killed. Also known as Sansevieria, ribbon plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, the Snake Plant is a waxy succulent with long and thick leaves. They do not require much light and are even proven to improve air quality! Even better, snake plants prefer to be watered every two weeks, perfect for those not-so-stellar plant owners.
Care: Water every 1.5-2 weeks, low light
Pathos, also known as the “devil’s ivy”, is the perfect shelf houseplant. Fast growing with long variegated leaves, Pathos are easily adaptable and thrive in almost any environment.
Care: Water once a week (increase water depending on sun exposure)
The Aloe plant, best known for the soothing gel it provides, is a perfect option for those who are on the fence about buying a house plant. Set in a windowsill, the aloe plant can survive 2 to 3 weeks before needing to be watered!
Care: Water every 2-3 weeks (or when soil is dry), sunlight
Price: ~$20-$40 (depending on size)
Good news! Cactuses are one of the easiest plants to take care of. The quickest way to kill a cactus is to water it too much. They thrive in warm and sunny environments!
Care: Water every 2+ weeks
CAST IRON PLANT:
Last but not least, the Cast Iron plant is a durable and stable plant. It is able to withstand varying temperatures and can be revived easily (if you forget to water it).
Care: Water every week (or when soil is dry)
We hope this list provides you with some guidance (and confidence) for keeping your houseplants alive and happy! Welcome to your plant mom era!