If you are obsessed with plants, like myself, then you might be in search of some easy, low-maintenance plants that you can add to your collection! Here are 14 of the easiest plants to have in your home. Let’s start with the 7 that I have myself!
My 7 Easy Care Indoor Plants
This plant does not require direct sunlight but perhaps a well lit area, it’s important to keep the soil moist but not soggy (to prevent root rot) and you’ll want to make sure the pot you have has proper drainage. I water this one on average every 1-2 weeks.
This plant has actually turned out to be my favorite! This plant thrives in a sunny area, no direct sunlight and you water it once a week by placing 5-6 ice cubes on top of the soil. This is called a “slow watering” process and it’s one of the easiest ways to measure your watering.
3. Aloe Vera
This plant you will water deeply but infrequently. So if you’re typically the forgetful type to water your plants, this one is calling your name! This plant is great in direct sunlight and you should water once the top layer of soil dries out, so not very frequently.
There are many different types of succulents and this one is another great one for the forgetful waterers. Succulents generally thrive in direct sunlight and the best part, you only have to water the soil directly about once a month. Make sure it has proper drainage and it will do best if you buy the proper soil for it as well. So, water it or don’t water it, succulents will thrive regardless.
5. Asparagus Fern
I’ve actually acquired this plant on accident and it has turned out to be one of my favorites as well. This plant will thrive in direct sunlight and you should only need to water it every 1-2 weeks. Just make sure the soil is dry before watering again. A great tip for this type of plant is to buy a spray bottle and mist it daily.
6. Peace Lily
These are a beautiful plant to have indoors and can grow big if potted in a bigger pot. Find a nice sunny spot with indirect sunlight, thrives best in indoor potting soil and you should keep the soil moist but not soggy (again to avoid root rot). Water at least once a week and you should be in the clear.
7. Phalaenopsis Orchid
Orchids are another beautiful flower to add to your collection. It needs a sunny area with no direct sunlight. It will thrive best if in the correct potting soil and you should actually fertilize this with orchid fertilizer. Another great tip for this plant would be to repot with fresh orchid mix once the bloom is finished. Water only once a week!
My 7 Easy Care Plants That I Plan to Add to My Collection
- The ZZ Plant
This one is a simplistic plant that thrives in a sunny area with indirect sunlight. Water it every 2-3 weeks, which you can keep track of by letting the soil dry between watering, and of course proper drainage.
I specifically like this plant because I’m obsessed with the hanging pots. This plant requires indirect sunlight, proper drainage and you should only need to water it every 1-2 weeks. Always let the soil dry out between watering.
I cannot wait to add this one to my collection because it can be small and cute and once you’re more settled it can grow to be grand. This one also requires indirect sunlight and proper drainage, letting the soil to mostly dry out before the next watering. Should only need to water every 1-2 weeks.
This plant can add a bit of color to your life and amongst all the leafy greens can really pop out. Thrives in direct sunlight, requires proper drainage and you only need to water once every 2 weeks. Always let the soil dry out before watering it again.
This is one of those leafy tropical type leafy plants, also known as, my favorites! Requires sunny area but indirect sunlight. You should water when the soil is about 50% dried out. Yellow leaves means it needs less water and brown leaves means it probably needs more water.
6. English Ivy
Another leafy green that has vines and can grow long and wide. Thrives in a sunny, well-lit spot indirect of sunlight. You should keep the soil slightly moist if it’s younger, but as it grows you can begin to let the soil dry out more in between watering. Of course proper drainage will help as well!
Another favorite of mine, it’s actually a childhood plant that we had and I desire to have my own once again! This plant thrives in a sunny spot with indirect sunlight, requires proper drainage and you should only water every 1-2 weeks. A great tip for this plant is to mist the leaves daily and to also mist the soil to keep it moist. Do not mistake moist for soggy, to avoid root rot.