Houseplants are gaining momentum on Instagram. From snake plant dominating insta feeds to the bright glossy Pilea conquering the backdrops of supermodels. Surprisingly, there’s a lot more to it than aesthetics. Research shows that indoor plants offer a myriad of benefits for our health and well-being. They are known to improve our productivity, eliminate air pollutants, reduce stress, and boost our mood providing a pleasant environment in which to move, work, or relax-making our life happier and better.
These plants are nearly impossible to kill even the laziest of gardeners could manage to keep them alive. These plants take up minimal space and are low-maintenance so if you don’t have much of a green thumb—no problem, you’ll get there!—All of these plants are super easy and perfect for newbie gardeners!
Here are the 10-coolest houseplants that can really brighten up even the darkest corners of your home adding a great decorative touch!
Note: Most of these plants are poisonous to pets and humans if consumed, so make sure you keep them away from your pets and toddlers.
1. Snake plant
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Snake plant is ridiculously easy to care for and pretty much indestructible making it perfect for frequent travelers and forgetful ones. It is a NASA recognized plant for its air-purifying properties. Plus its dark green foliage with those beautiful yellow lines is just striking! You can keep this plant almost anywhere inside the house.
The only thing that you need to take care of while growing a snake plant is to avoid overwatering as it’s succulent so do not require a lot of water. In fact, too much water can cause more damage than any good.
2. ZZ plant
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ZZ plant is so easy going, super hardy and can handle long periods of neglect with no fuss at all, and yet very stunning. Its graceful green foliage is an absolute beauty making a great addition to your home decor. It is one of the sturdiest plants that are almost impossible to kill, just make sure you use well-drained soil and do not make the soil soggy as it is sensitive to too much love.
3. Chinese money plant
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The Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) is among the most adaptable and easiest plants to care for and maintain. It is popularly considered as a beginner’s plant for its indestructible properties. It is an elegant, fast-growing plant that purifies the air by absorbing harmful toxins. Its circular bright green leaves make a statement anywhere. It prefers soil that is easy to drain and does not clog water.
4. Peace Lily
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Peace lily is an excellent low-light, quick-growing plant. They are highly ornamental plants that come with graceful white flowers in a wide range of textures, sizes, shapes, and even colors. Its charming long arrow-shaped foliage displays exciting patterns that can surely add another dimension to your spaces.
Dracaena affectionately called the lucky bamboo plant, is one of the fool-proof plants that can deal with low or no light. You can place it literally anywhere in the room from a closet to a bathroom with no windows. It is a long-lasting plant that can survive whether submerged in a vase of water (sensitive to hard water) or planted in well-drained soil. A magical plant that will help you build confidence as a plant parent.
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If you want to get the best indoor plant but don’t want to pay a lot of money? Get a head start with pothos. They are so interesting looking and actually pretty easy to keep happy and grow super fast. It is a beautiful trailing plant that removes harmful toxins from the air and adds a cool and fresh look to your space. Owing to its low-light tolerance, it can be a great way of decorating your bathroom and offices. It’s one of the great picks for people who do not have much time to devote to the plants.
Heart-leaf philodendron is a popular indoor plant that requires little water and tolerates low light conditions. It is also one of NASA’s “air-purifying plants,” as it is effective in cleaning formaldehyde from the air. Its bright glossy heart-shaped foliage and trailing vines make a great hanging plant.
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Aglaonema is another incredible plant that is said to remove toxins from the air.
It is super easy to care and maintain without any tantrums, ideal for gardening newbies.
It is a highly ornamental plant with several attractive varieties. Its long, variegated leaves make great accents and ornaments for office decor or home decor. It enjoys moist, well-drained soil, and can thrive well in low light areas.
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Calathea is one of the hardiest plants which do well in most of the indoor environmental conditions. It is a striking plant with bold, decorative leaves that are sure to catch the eye and can add some life and notable statement in your home. It prefers evenly moist soil that’s not soggy or dry. Make sure you do not overexpose it to sunlight as this fade it’s color and pattern.
10. String of pearls
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The string of pearls is one of the most exciting houseplants that can add a beautiful quirk look to your space with its mysterious cascading stems. It likes bright indirect light. It’s succulent so, quite sensitive to overwatering, water once a week, or when the soil feels dry to touch.
So, which plant would you love to grow and decor your house with? let us know in the comment section!
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