The Best Houseplants for People Who Don’t Have Green Thumbs

October 25, 2019

Houseplants are more than just decor. They can boost your mood, filter your air, and even flavor your food. That being said, not everyone is a naturally gifted gardener. The good news is you don’t need a green thumb in order to keep these houseplants happy.

  1. Aloe. Aloe isn’t just beautiful, it’s also practical. Snap open its spindly leaves, and the gel it emits can ease the pain of cuts and scrapes. But more importantly, aloe is super-easy to care for. You can let its soil get bone-dry, which means you only have to water it every few weeks.

  2. Snake plant. Even a dark spot in your home will suffice for the snake plant. It requires only low light, and during the winter months, you should only water it once or twice. Any more than that could actually damage its long, vibrant leaves.

  3. Succulents. There’s a reason that succulents are so big in interior design right now. They’re cute, easy to adapt to whatever kind of container you like (from teacups to terrariums), and they require very little upkeep. Just a smidge of sunlight and occasional watering keep succulents happy and healthy.

  4. Lavender. The soothing scent of lavender can help offset stress and anxiety. You might be most familiar with it in essential oil form, but it’s actually relatively easy to grow the plant at home—and it just so happens to bear beautiful purple flowers. Find a spot with adequate sun for your lavender, and water it every not and then when the soil starts to look dry.

  5. Herbs. If you love cooking with fresh mint or basil, you’re in luck. Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow at home, especially if you have a sunny windowsill in your kitchen! Pick your favorite herbs, grab some seedlings, and plant them in small pots to have fresh flavors on hand all the time.

10 Indoor Plants That Are So Easy to Take Care Of [Lifehack]
6 Houseplants Anyone Can Grow [The Spruce]
Forgiving Houseplants [HGTV]

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