THE BEST INDOOR PLANTS THAT ANYONE CAN KEEP ALIVE
Indoor plants are not only one of our favorite ways to decorate a space, they also help purify the air in your home. Of course, not everyone has a green thumb - so we put together a list of easy-to-care-for houseplants. These plants have low or easy maintenance while each being unique and beautiful. They all have different qualities and needs, so read below to see which plants are the best fit for your home!
Note: If you have kids or pets, be sure to check if the plant is toxic before bringing it into your home.
Snake plants are a very common sight in San Diego, as they are drought tolerant and easy to care for. They survive on their own along the streets in planters, pots and gardens. They thrive in any type of light or temperature and can go a month without water. They can even grow to 8 feet tall, although they're more likely to grow to around 3 feet tall while indoors.
Jade plants store water in their leaves, so they can last more than a month without water. They thrive in sunny locations and can tolerate direct light. They live for a long time and are easy to propagate. If you live in Southern California, you probably walk past some every day on the street. Ask your neighbor if you can have a few clippings to start a plant of your own!
This plant has trailing stems that can quickly grow to 4 feet or more. You can leave the stems long and display it on a shelf or mantle or train it to grow up a trellis or moss pole. Or you can cut them stems and propagate them! It thrives in low to high amounts of light, but prefers indirect light. Let the top of the soil dry out between watering.
This plant will thrive best in a window where it receives a lot of direct light, but it can also grow in full shade. Drought-tolerant, this plant can go months without water, but it will grow best if given regular waterings when the soil dries out. There are many varieties, some growing to 3 feet tall. It is also a good remedy to have on hand if you get a burn!
This trailing vine purifies the air, absorbing and stripping toxins from your home. It can thrive in conditions with minimal light and can survive under- and over-watering. It can grow to over 8 feet long and can even climb up a trellis or moss pole. If you want to keep it short and bushy, you can easily cut the vines and propagate them.
English ivy is a fast growing vine with many varieties. It looks great hanging off a mantel or shelf or climbing up a trellis. It also works great as exterior ground cover! It does best in indirect light and likes moist soils. It thrives in the bathroom as it takes advantage of the humidity. If you don't want the ivy to grow too long, simply trim it and propagate the vines.
The ZZ plant is drought tolerant and only needs water when the soil has completely dried out. While they can survive months without water, they will grow faster if watered more regularly. They prefer in-direct light and can even thrive in a windowless room. They are easy to propagate and can grow to 3 to 4 feet tall.
Do you have any of these plants in your house? Which is your favorite? Even if you think you're someone who can't keep plants alive, I promise you can add these varieties to your space without worrying whether they'll live to see tomorrow! Try it out and then come let us know how it worked out.