Houseplants are one of the best things you can do for the health and enjoyment of your indoor environment. But not all of us are green thumbs–we need easy to grow houseplants that tend to thrive even when we forget to water them! Keep reading to see some easy to grow houseplants you’re sure to love having in your own home.
Devil’s Ivy, or Pothos, is just one easy to grow houseplant. It’s so popular that if you don’t already have one, you’ve probably seen it in a home you’ve visited. This is a forgiving plant that grows long trails of leaves. Leaf nodes, where small roots appear, can be removed from the mother plant and easily propagated to grow new plants. This plant is available in many color varieties, ranging from green & white, lime green, and silver, to dark lustrous green. I can attest that if you forget to water it and it looks pretty wilted, it will revive within hours after you remember to water it again!
Spider plants are amazing little houseplants that are also quite easy to propagate. It spurs little “babies” that can removed from the mother plant and propagated to foster new mother plants. That makes it a favorite houseplant to grow and share with your neighbors. It will adapt to varying conditions, from partial light to full sun, mild to hot. See our post for a more in-depth look at spider plants.
Growing up, my grandma always had an easy to grow houseplant by the name of Aloe Vera. Bet you’ve heard of it! Did you know that not only is it easy to grow, it’s also great to have around for medicinal purposes? Aloe Vera is a succulent, so you need to water it less than other houseplants, and it will do fine in indirect light. Cut off a leaf to access the Aloe Vera gel. It’s great for sunburns!
Bromeliad is a beautiful houseplant with a decidedly tropical feel, thanks to its colorful flowers! Luckily, the more light you give a Bromeliad, the more vivid its colors will be when it flowers. Each bromeliad produces “pups,” baby plants that grow from the sides of the mother. There will be an average of 2-4 pups on one plant. Once the mother flowers, it dies, but the pups don’t. Remove the pups when they are about a third a size of the mother, and plant them in their own pots. Now wait to see what kind of pretty flower you’ll get!
For more on easy to grow houseplants, our post on 15 Beautiful Houseplants That You Won’t Accidentally Kill.