5 Houseplants Anyone Can Grow

5 Houseplants Anyone Can Grow
  • Written on March 22, 2021 By S. Martin

Whether it’s a desk plant or potted plant in the corner of your bedroom, adding a little greenery to your home can make any space feel even more lively and bright. The best part? You don’t need a green thumb to become a proud #plantmom or dad. Here’s a list of five low-maintenance options that anyone can grow!

  1. Aloe vera. If you’re worried about remembering to water your plants, aloe is the perfect plant for you, as it actually prefers minimal water and thrives on indirect sunlight. Not only is aloe beautiful, the sap is a well-known natural skincare savior and can even save you a trip to the drugstore! Just cut off a leaf, slice the green exterior off and use the inner gel to heal sunburns, minor cuts and scrapes.
  2. Pothos (Epipremnum). Pothos is a low-maintenance trailing plant that looks great in a basket hung from the ceiling or sitting on the edge of a countertop. If you give this plant room to grow, its “limbs” can reach up to 10 feet or longer! Since Pothos are tolerable to any light condition, but prefer indirect sunlight, they can live in any room in your house. Pothos can also live in poor soil environments (so you don’t need to buy any fancy potting soil!) and prefer little water, making them a hassle-free option.
  3. Snake plant. Snake plants, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue plants, are practically indestructible. You probably recognize them by their vertical patterned leaves and bright colors that comes in many shapes and sizes. Snake plants have even been known to remove toxins from the air, like formaldehyde and benzene. Once potted, snake plants take four to six weeks to grow. If your family travels often or you’re out of town frequently for work, pick up a snake plant the next time you’re at a nursery – they can go without water for up to a month and can live in even the lowest light.
  4. Kalanchoe. Kalanchoe is a succulent that brightens up any space with its little pink flowers that take about six weeks to bloom once potted. This houseplant can last through every season and various temperature changes and loves even the driest climates. Kalanchoe extracts have immunosuppressive effects, and in a pinch, can be used to treat infections. This plant also adds a pop of color to rooms like a kitchen or bathroom, and it retains water, so no need to regularly take care of it!
  5. Ponytail Palm.This unique succulent looks like a mini tree, with a thick stem and thin string-like leaves that drape down over it. Ponytail palms prefer bright light and mild temperatures, making it a great option to add some greenery to your living room or dining room. Ponytail palms don’t need much water either, and this is a perfect houseplant for those who have furry friends, as the leaves are non-toxic.

We hope this list helps you find the perfect plant to bring some new life to your home! Once your houseplant is growing and thriving, tag Stanley Martin Homes in your pictures so we can see how you’ve incorporated them into your home!