I love potted plants my spaces are filled with them. They’re not only a beautiful decorating tool they also help cleanse the air of pollutants. Today I’m sharing the perfect house plants and by perfect I mean these plants are super easy to care for. Please keep in mind some of these plants may be toxic so take caution if you have small children or pets.
This beautiful succulent with long pointed and sometimes prickly leaves can add visual interest to any space large or small. I have one large one and several small ones throughout my space. Aloe plants prefer room temperatures at 70° give or take a few degrees and a lot of sunlight. This is a succulent so they prefer dry soil.
Dragon Tree – Dracaena Marginata
These potted plants add an aesthetically pleasing touch to any room or office space. They have a very similar look like palm tree plants. The Dracaena marginata is one of the plants on NASA’s air filtering plants list that reduces benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and toluene, within the air. I adore my Dragon Tree it is so beautiful and easy to care for. Bright conditions with shade as direct light can damage the leaves of the plant. Average room temperatures are ideal between 65°- 75°F Normal household humidity works fine as long as you mist the leaves once a week.
Pothos has to be one of my favorite indoor plants! This little beauty purifies the air and can absorb and strip toxins like formaldehyde from everyday household materials, such as your carpets and rugs, awesome right? Pothos are amazing in hanging basket or when climbing all the need is a little training using whatever object you like that will support it. Temperatures between 60-85º watering only as the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Over-watering will cause root rot so make certain to place the plant in a pot that drains well. Normal household humidity works fine with the occasional (I mist at least once a week) misting of the leaves.
In their natural habitat succulents flourish in dry environments with little rainfall. For this reason they produce those fat fleshy leaves that store water. These beauties aren’t very picky about the temperature, as long as the household temp doesn’t drop below 40º they’re just fine. While they do love the sun they won’t die if placed in shaded areas however, growth will slow down a bit. Let’s talk about watering because this is where many people, including myself my first go round, go wrong. Avoid frequent watering! Let the soil dry out completely before watering over-watering a succulent will cause the plant to rot and likely die.
So that’s the short list of my favorite easy to care for indoor plants! What’s your favorite type of indoor plant, and please share any tips for plant care down in the comments! Thanks for reading!