16 Houseplants That Are Easy To Care So You Can Bring The Outdoors In
Green thumb not required.
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Alright, you wanna bring the outdoors in and are ready to be a plant parent — but maybe you're hesitant to buy a plant online. We've all been there. Well, all the pics on the left are from the seller, and the ones on the right are from a happy buyer. So you can compare them and trust what you're getting. Now onto the plants!
1. A Chinese evergreen because they're super resilient and don't need a bunch of sun — esp great for rooms that don't get a lot of light.
2. The hangable golden pothos that will happily tolerate low light, zealously grow with medium to bright light, and only need to be watered about once a week.
3. An incredibly forgiving ZZ plant so you can look like a plant pro without trying. It can be over- or under-potted, survive without a lot of humidity, and does well it in most any lighting — beginner-friendly, if ya ask me!
4. This snake plant that will thrive without much moisture, so don't worry if you forget to water it. And, when you do go to water it, make sure the soil is completely dry.
5. A spider plant for a pet-friendly and nonpicky plant! While they prefer bright light, they're fine in some partial shade, too. Then, just water it regularly — so long as it doesn't get soggy. All in all, it's pretty adaptable!
6. The classic aloe plant so you can get some cute greenery. Aloe plants are known for their potential medicinal benefits and — though they need some care — they're pretty basic houseplants. Keep them near a window for direct sunlight, and make sure the soil fully drains before re-watering.
7. An air-purifying and very communicative philodendron that will let you know what it needs. Too much light? Its leaves will turn yellow (so avoid direct sunlight). Too much or little water? Its leaves will droop. But don't stress! It's a great way to learn how to listen to and care for plants!
8. A lucky 20-stalk bamboo plant for minimal maintenance. First, place it in bright, indirect light, and then change the water every few months (or when it's discolored). Yep, that's it!
9. This stunning, stubborn, and summery peace lily because it enjoys humidity and indirect sunlight. Tbh, even if you do manage to kill some flowers, the plant will survive and just might sprout some more!
10. This set of five air plants for the plant aesthetic without the dirt. But seriously, these still need some bright (indirect) light and watering. Some people soak them, others mist them!
11. The easy-going split-leaf monstera because it's really leafy and decorative. It appreciates some moderate light, so you don't have to worry about chasing the sun! Just keep the soil damp, and get the camera ready.
12. An areca palm so you can add a tropical vibe to your home. Because their leaves are thin, sunlight can burn them, so keep them out of direct light. Pro tip: Let the soil dry between watering and keep the palm in well-draining pot.
13. This lovely burgundy rubber plant for removing toxins (like carbon monoxide) from the air! Water it weekly (make sure the soil is dry), and give it direct sun. Then sit back and watch it grow.
14. A lush Boston fern that you can sit or hang from the ceiling. (Just think of those drapey leaves!) Give it some moderate light, and water it whenever the soil feels dry.
15. This cute pilea so you can enjoy watching it grow even more of it's adorable coin-shaped leaves! Keep it under bright but not direct light, and water it about once a week. If ya ever overwater, its leaves will start to yellow, so you'll know to back off a bit.
16. These sturdy string of pearls because you can easily propagate and regrow them! They like bright light but not too harsh. Just be sure to let them drain and dry out between waterings.
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