Low Maintenance Plants for Your New Home

No green thumb? No problem. Not being a natural with plants doesn’t mean your newly moved into home doesn’t deserve to have some greenery in it.  There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to care for. Not only will they help clean the air in your apartment but will also work as a decorating item. Here are six plants that can tolerate less than optimal conditions:

 

Spider Plant

These visually interesting and easy to care for plants have been popular in homes for many years. Give them moist soil and a little bit of light and you won’t need to do much else to enjoy the yellow green leaves of these houseplants.

 

Pothos

One of the easiest to care for, the Pothos doesn’t need much light making it an ideal plant for space without windows, such as bathrooms.  But the plant does just as well in medium to bright light. They tolerate both nutrient rich and nutrient poor soil and can even be cut and grown in water.

 

Aloe

This succulent is happy in dry soil with indirect sunlight and does well as a décor item with its structural shape. Bonus, if you cut or burn yourself you can cut a leaf of this medicinal plant and apply some of the stored liquid directly on the affected area.

 

Jade

This succulent doesn’t ask for much except a watering when the soil feels dry. Don’t overwater and you can be sure to enjoy this handsome plant.

 

Snake Plant

Not only is this plant an air purifier but it’s also extremely tolerant. They do okay with lack of care for weeks, surviving both drought and little light.

 

Philodendron

With its large tropical looking leaves, this beauty not only will add some eye candy to your home, but it’s also perfect for the inexperienced.  Give these guys some indirect sunlight and water when the topsoil is dry and you’re good to go.