Beginner's Guide to House Plants You Won't Be Able to Kill

Looking to add a bit of liveliness + greens to your home but don’t know where to begin? You don’t need to have a green thumb to keep these babies thriving. Check out some of my favorite house plants that are almost impossible to kill!



There’s no denying that a little bit of greenery spices up every house hold, no matter how small. I’m a big fan of the more, the better! Indoor plants can be tricky however, especially if they are in a part of your home that doesn’t have any sunlight at all.


I’ve put together a few of my personal favorite house plants that also happen to be super easy to take care of. They’re low maintenance and pretty hard to kill! They don’t need a lot of attention and they’ll stay thriving even if you neglect them for a week or two! Although I don’t recommend it, all plants need a little TLC everyday :)

Anyways, perfect for beginners and I’ll let you know how much sunlight and how often then need watering too.



Snake Plant


I just absolutely love the look of this guy. They can grow super tall and perfect to spice up even a small apartment. Put them in a big clay pot or wicker basket and it’ll look killer. Easy to take care of and only needs water every two weeks. They help to filter the air inside your home and make sure it’s extra clean, too! Also super easy to propagate, even though it takes a lot of time to grow new roots. Trim off the tops and place them in water and you’ll have a newly rooted snake plant in about 6 months! I’ve got this guy regrowing in water all over my house!


Water: Every 2 weeks

Sunlight: Indirect



Bunny Ears Cactus


Who doesn’t love a badass looking cactus? Originally from the deserts of Mexico, the fuzzy little guy resembles the fur of rabbits and grows in two pairs like ears. It loves dry and hot conditions like its native home. Perfect for a novice gardener but be sure to place this one in a room with as much direct sunlight you can get. Place him there and he will be just dandy for the next 2-3 weeks until you remember to give him some water.


Water: Every 2-3 weeks

Sunlight: Direct



Pothos Jade


If you’re looking for something that’s going to grow quickly and possibly take over your whole home, look no further. The pothos vine will climb up any corner your allow it to and with the help of a few hooks you can watch it spread up the walls or over your mantle. One of the most recommended plants for the beginner gardener, the pothos needs to be watered when the soil is completely dry, but even if you don’t notice it right away it still won’t sulk and die. It’s not too picky on sunlight and can thrive in both low to medium sun.


Water: When soil is dry

Sunlight: Indirect



Aloe Vera


Ah, aloe vera! Everyone knows this magical plant for its gooey, gelly insides that have saved your life when you forgot to use sunscreen at the beach. This easy care succulent is a great addition to the home and super easy to take care of. The leaves of aloe retain water making it the perfect beginner plant that doesn’t need too much attention. Take a cutting from the top of an aloe leaf and enjoy fresh aloe gel to soothe and cool any skin condition, too! Aloe likes some sunshine so best to place it by a south or west facing window are ideal. If it’s not possible in your own, any place with as much indirect light you can find will do just fine.


Water: Every 2-3 weeks

Sunlight: Indirect


Spider Plant


I love the look of this wild, long legged looking spider plant. If planted in a big enough pot, it will grow like crazy. It’s not too picky on its conditions either and very rarely suffers from any problems or pests. The cool thing about these guys is they begin to shoot out flowers that will then turn into little baby spider plants! You can cut these off and put them in a glass of water in the window sill and you’ll soon have new spider babies growing like crazy! Spider plant is also another good one for filtering the air in your home!


Water: Every 1-2 weeks

Sunlight: Indirect



Add some of these beautiful babes and start spicing up your home. It will make your house so much more pleasant + peaceful, I promise you :)


Happy gardening beautiful people!!!


xo

Alexandria

Alexandria Bierce

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