Easy Houseplants Anyone Can Grow!

easy houseplants

We are all home a little more than usual these days – and it’s making us want to refresh and renew our homes.  One great way to bring life and light into your home – is by adding houseplants.  Not all houseplants are equal though.  At UFO – we like to keep things simple – so we’ve gathered our list of the top 5 easiest houseplants that anyone can grow!  Note: most of these plants prefer warm climates – 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit so they are good indoor options!

1. Pothos – A member of the philodendron family, Pothos is a fast-growing and has striking variegated leaves. These plants do well in a variety of environments including those with low, indirect light.  Plan to water every 1-2 weeks and water more frequent the more direct sunlight it gets.

2. Peace Lily -Peace lily prefers to have medium, indirect sunlight and will develop yellow leaves if it is getting too much light or very low light. You can tell they need to be watered when the leaves wilt slightly.  Overwatering and under-watering can cause leaves to wilt and the leaf edges to turn yellow or brown. Your container should have a drainage hole in it so the pot will not hold water.  Note: Keep out of reach of pets – ingesting these plant leaves can be toxic to cats and dogs.

3. Snake Plant – Snake plant is one of those near-indestructible, hard-to-kill house plants that will survive in low light and with infrequent waterings.  Do let soil dry between waterings.  Pot should allow drainage, err on side of underwatering as overwatering will kill plant.  These plants do well in partial shade to indirect light, but can adapt and do well in full sun.

4. Jade Plant – Jade plant care is easy and simple. Many people enjoy growing jade plants in their homes and offices, and they are considered to be symbols of good luck.  These plants prefer direct to indirect light, but aim for at least 4 hours of direct light a day.  It’s important to keep your soil moist and water whenever soil feels dry to touch.

5. African Violet – African violets are not as easy as the rest – but we have a secret tip and this gives you a flowering plant option.  Invest in a self-watering planter (see pic below.) Self-watering planters can help retain nutrients and prevent root rot and fungus from killing your plants. African violets are easy to grow if you play by their rules. The key to keeping them happy is giving them the conditions they’d get in their native jungle: humidity, damp soil and lots of bright, filtered light.

We hope our list encourages you to bring some GREEN into your home!  It’s a great way to bring light, color, texture, and life into your home as well as help purify the air.

~ Your Friends at UFO

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