Five Best Houseplants for Beginners

    Need a little green to spruce up your home?

    Here are FIVE great looking houseplants that are easy to find (and hard to kill).

    You’ll find varieties of these plants at most nurseries. They’re all low-maintenance, don’t require a whole lot of water, and it takes more work to kill them than it does to raise them.

    #1 – Pothos

    According the TheSpruce.com – Pothos are one of the easiest houseplants to grow.  While pothos likes bright, indirect light it can thrive in areas that don’t get a lot of sunlight or have only fluorescent lighting. It’s an excellent plant for locations such as offices and dorm rooms. One advantage of growing pothos is that they are high on the list of plants that can help purify indoor air of chemicals such as formaldehyde, trichloroethene, toluene, xylene, and benzene. #Science

    #2 – Spider Plant

    Another popular option is the Spider Plant. These hardy plants will grow in most conditions.  Spider plants prefer bright light and tend to thrive in scorching in direct sunlight. However, they will grow in conditions ranging from semi-shady to partial direct sun.

    #3 – Snake Plant

    Snake plants, also called mother-in-law’s tongue, are a popular drought-resistant option.  They are easy to grow and very forgiving. Snake plants will thrive in either very bright light or almost dark corners of the house. An ideal container plant, it is excellent in a grouping and will grow equally well on the floor or on tabletop displays.

    #4 – Aloe Vera

    Add to your first aid arsenal with a low-maintenance aloe vera plant. The sap provides ready relief for minor cuts and burns, and plants are easy to propagate by repotting the pups. They have another beneficial impact on our health: they improve air quality. And while this species is not a type of cactus, its appearance is very cactus-like, so it fits nicely into a Southwestern design, whether indoors as a houseplant, to brighten up an office cubicle, or outdoors in patio pots.

    #5 – Fern

    Ferns Ferns are some of the oldest plants in the world—they have been thriving for 300 million years and grow in an astonishing array of environments. They thrive in humidity, which is ideal for our Florida weather.  They are also well-suited to low-light conditions.


    Check out TheSpruce.com or TheSill.com for more info on easy & stylish houseplants.

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