10 houseplants that you can grow

This year, I am all about feeling good within my personal space, and that means making the place I call home (as chaotic as it may be) more colorful and relaxing.

One component that has the capability to make any house look much cozy and homely is indoor plants. Faux plants also known as artificial plants although trendy and only need little or no care at all fail to achieve this purpose most of the time hence, the resurgence of indoor houseplants.

A splatter of greenery that’s healthy and vibrant in your house can make it not only smell fresh but give it that instant relaxing and welcoming look. In addition, plants help purify the air thus create a healthier living home for you and your family.

Experience is not part of the requirements to have beautiful healthy houseplants in your space. Some plants are so easy to take care of, you would barely notice any much input. For some of us, you hear the word plants and immediately think ”…a farm, soil, fertilizers, maybe earthworms...” Yikes.

If you are anything like most of us, with little knowledge about plants, or you are super busy with literally no time to spare to attend to a plant or you are just a lazy person who is completely unenthusiastic about the whole growing process. Well, whatever the case below is a list of houseplants that are easy to grow and will give you nothing but good vibes.

1. Succulents:

Succulents are very popular plants. They are not only drought resistant but they are also gorgeous and have various shapes and colors. If you occasionally forget to water your plant’s succulents are the best choice for your house. Their tough demeanor means they’ll demand little attention from you and while giving you beautiful foliage and some even sprout a flower for you.  All they need is a sunny spot and an occasional sprinkle. The Aloe Vera is a perfect example.

Succulents are very popular plants. They are not only drought resistant but they are also gorgeous and have various shapes and colors. If you occasionally forget to water your plant’s succulents are the best choice for your house. Their tough demeanor means they’ll demand little attention from you and while giving you beautiful foliage and some even sprout a flower for you.  All they need is a sunny spot and an occasional sprinkle. The Aloe Vera is a perfect example.

 

 

 

2. Snake plant

If you’ve experienced no success with houseplants other than the faux ones then the snake plant is the one for you. This is because they are low maintenance and withstand low light so if you live in an apartment with low light conditions, you might want to give this plant a try. They also appreciate brighter conditions, with their only problem being root rot when you over-water the plant. The snake plant is nearly indestructible and its sword-shaped leaves give it an architectural look that is perfect for home space.

3. Grape Ivy

 Do you want shiny green leaves that create a very nice texture and are a perfect choice for tidy-looking baskets in your house decor? Grape Ivy although a member of the grape family hence the name, is a beautiful, ornamental vine that has a mounding habit. Its vines can trail up to 10ft in length, making a perfect plant for those dull, empty corners in the house.

 

 

 4. Devils Ivy (Money Plant )

One of the easiest and most common houseplants to grow. Due to its ability to tolerate drought and moisture the Devil’s Ivy thrives very well in the hardest of conditions. One has to remember to keep it from direct sunlight and moderate it’s watering to help it last longer

 

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5.Dragon Tree (Dracaena)

Valued for its richly colored and thick evergreen leaves, Dracaena is a low maintenance ornamental plant. Planting several as opposed to one in your container or pot gives the dragon tree a fuller and dramatic appearance.

Dragon trees best thrive in medium sunlight but they are also known to do well in partial shade. Make sure that your pot has enough room for extensive root growth. It is good to note that the dragon leaves may die if exposed to excessive sunlight, so watch out on the sun.

 

 

6. Begonia

It’s hard to find any plant owner that doesn’t have Begonia in his/her kitchen. Begonias are warm-climate plants form a huge family. They are gardeners’ favorite because of their bright colors and long flowering season. They are also highly valued for their ability to grow in shady/low-light environment whilst providing extravagant colors.

An interesting fact is that there are over 1200 species of Begonia that do well in tropical and even sub-tropical areas so it’s not that hard to find one in your local gardener’s shop. Male and female Begonias are borne separately on the same plant, the males being the showiest. Without a doubt, Begonia is a popular choice if you want to brighten and liven up your home.

 

 

7. Birds of paradise

The Birds of Paradise is a perennial plant native to South Africa. Some refer to it as crane flower. They are distinctive and striking. Their Orange petals grow vertically while their Blue petals grow horizontally giving it an appearance of a birds head and its beak hence the name. Gardeners and florists admire this flower for its unique looks and how versatile it is. You are however warned of over- watering it as this may cause root rot from exposure to too much moisture.

 

 

8. Palms 

You can’t talk about tropical plants without involving the palm. Indoor palm plants can be a little expensive compared to the other houseplants but they really do spruce up a home or office in an amazing way. They grow slowly so it would take a few years for them to reach the average height of 3 ft. But once they’re grown and mature they are not only attractive but they also produce flowers.

 

9. Orchids 

Orchids are one of the most popular commonly grown houseplants. They are arguably the most difficult to care for compared to the rest. They have short term and long term maintenance. After blooming one is required to snip off the old flower spike near the base to create room for it to re-bloom. They are the most varied of all houseplant groups and grow from deserts to tropical forests and even woodlands.

10. African Violet

African violets are beautiful tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape. Most gardeners are intimidated by African violets care but that should not deter you from going for them. For a bright and cheerful bloom in a bare space moving the pot regularly to keep flowers from reaching the sunlight should not be a problem. Remember to pinch blooms from African Violets when they are spent to encourage the development of others.

Try these plants out and let us know how your experience goes. Happy planting!

 

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