There are many uplifting benefits of having green plants in the house. Amazingly, plants can help purify the air, improve focus, and productivity. The good news is that you don’t need a big garden to have them around.
A simple stand and flower vase can give you a nice little home for your choice of houseplants. Of course, plants need sunlight for proper growth and development. However, some plants can thrive in the low-light conditions of certain rooms in the house. Be sure to place them in an appropriate area.
We’ve listed some cool houseplants you can grow right at home, without a hectic management routine. Most of these plants do not need tons of sunshine to thrive.
Jade Plant: Crassula ovata
Its thick, green, wax-covered leaves are quite attractive. The jade plant requires lots of sunlight, though, so consider placing it in the brightest spots around the house. A cup of water every two to three weeks is sufficient.
Spider Plant: Chlorophytum comosum
The leaves are arranged like the legs of a spider. This cool plant requires moderate light. Allow the soil beneath the plant to feel dry before adding more water. You can cut the leaves and plant them in other vases to grow more spider plants.
Guiana Chestnut (Money Tree): Pachira Aquatica
The money tree is another easy yet beautiful houseplant you should consider. It helps reduce stress and can even improve sleep for some people. You can place it in moderate to well-lit spaces.
4. Aloe Vera: Aloe Barbadensis
Aloe vera sap eases skin burns and can be added to body cream as a moisturizer. It requires moderate to bright light. Owing to its succulent leaves, it requires less water than many other houseplants. It won’t mind a drink of water every three weeks or so.
ZZ Plant: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
In case you are worried that you may not have enough time to care for your houseplants, ZZ plants have you covered. They can grow even under extreme conditions like low light and irregular watering routines.
Snake Plant: Dracaena trifasciata
The snake plant comes in different varieties but the ones with straight and vertical leaves are ideal for people who are concerned about space. It purifies the air and can be placed close to the window to help remove harmful chemicals from the air.
7. Lucky Bamboo: Dracaena sanderiana
Get creative with the lucky bamboo, as its leaves and stems can be braided or woven into whatever form you fancy. It doesn’t mind low-light conditions. Water the plants generously once every few days.
Monstera: Monstera deliciosa
The green and beautiful monstera plant adds ambiance and a natural touch to indoor surroundings. If you need a lovely green background for your room, monstera is a nice choice. It can reach up to 10-15 feet tall in certain areas.
Flamingo Flower: Anthurium andraeanum
Known for its beautiful red and green leaves, you can get the satisfaction of a year-round bloom around the house with this plant.
The flamingo flower is ideal for the main entrance to a home. It only requires low light and moderate water to keep looking fresh and vibrant.
10. Bromeliad: Tillandsia cyanea
The bromeliad comes in different varieties. They bloom with red, yellow, pink, white, or orange flowers. They grow well in moderately lit areas. Bromeliads are known to purify the air of many harmful organic compounds.
11. Dragon-Tail Plant: Epipremnum pinnatum
The dragon-tail, or centipede tongavine, is rugged but beautiful and can be grown in shady areas. Research has shown that they can help improve concentration, so placing one in the office can improve productivity. This plant only needs water when the topsoil feels dry.
12. Air Plant: Tillandsia spp
You can just soak these in water for fifteen minutes and hang them on a stand. They’ll often stay fresh throughout the week.
These attractive plants are ideal for busy people. They’re so low-maintenance that they don’t always need soil to stay alive.