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5 Easy Houseplants that Anyone Can Grow

I don’t know about you, but to me, houseplants are a whole other breed of gardening. Seeing pictures on Instagram and Facebook of stringed pearls longer than my lifespan can be intimidating as hell!

After growing two of the houseplants on this list, turns out that houseplants can be easy to grow. Some can grow wild with just a little maintenance and lots of love! Even if you are not experienced in growing indoor plants, or don’t have much time to take care of them. Don’t worry, they are very forgiving.

So, to all who forget to water their plants or don’t have a west or south-facing window, this one is for you.

Dramatic angle of a lucky bamboo plant
I got this little guy from an Art Festival!

1. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

This is Avocado (Does anyone else name their plants? And yes, his name is Avocado.), my lucky bamboo. He only had three leaves on him when I first got him. Fast forward a year later, and he is still flourishing. One of the easiest plants I have ever grown!

Lucky bamboo is a plant that you see everywhere, from bedrooms to offices. And for good reason too! Lucky bamboo, which is a type of dracaena, can grow in a variety of different sunlight. Just not direct light, as it will scorch the leaves, as seen on the tips of Avocado’s leaves.

It can grow in water, like Avocado, but it can grow in soil as well!

Lucky bamboo is also a perfect plant for adding good vibes to your living space. Plant arrangements with 1 to 9 stalks symbolize good luck and well wishes (except 4 stalks, which is bad luck and bad vibes).

Close up of a Kalanchoe
I got her at a local Walmart. She was too cute to resist!

2. Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

This is Shrimp Dumpling, Shrimp for short, my kalanchoe. I named her Shrimp Dumpling because when I got her, her peach-colored flowers reminded me of cooked shrimp, and dumplings are delicious.

Kalanchoes are adorable succulents known for their long-lasting blooms. Like most kalanchoes, Shrimp was flowering in the spring when I got her. Her flowers lasted until mid-July, although florists can encourage winter blooms for Christmas.

Kalanchoes thrive in bright natural light and occasional watering. Thoroughly water when the soil is dried out

a hand holding up a pothos houseplant
Hm.. This Pothos looks like a Charlie, what do you think?

3. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos is said to be the easiest houseplant to grow of all. And that’s not hard to believe. It can grow in any condition, even poor soil and darkness.
Pothos look so beautiful as a hanging plant with their vines spilling over the edge. Perfect for decor! And they are easy to propagate from cuttings too.

Now, this is the perfect plant if you forget to water your houseplants. Pothos love a good drink of water from time to te but will rot if you water too much. Water it when you see the leaves drooping a little.

But do keep it away from dogs, cats, and children, as it is toxic when ingested.

A snake houseplant in a pot

4. Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)

Snake plants are popular for a reason. It is a beautiful plant with its structured leaves, and it is one of a few houseplants scientifically proven to purify the air. Of course, you will need lots of plants to really make a difference in your home’s air quality, but it is nice to know that it is a natural air purifier.

Hey! I got a fun fact! Snake plants were first kept as a treasured house plant in China because it was believed the eight gods bestowed their virtues upon those who grew the snake plant.

A spider houseplant on a blue table
Teachers LOVE this plant, I call it the token teacher plant.

5. Spider Plants (Chlorophytum comosum)

If a science teacher doesn’t have at least one of these in their classroom, they’re not a real science teacher. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.

You might not like spiders, but you will love this popular houseplant! Spider plants get their name from the spider-like plants, spiderettes, that dangle from the mother plant. Those spiderettes can be easily propagated into new spider plants!

Spider plants are another easy houseplant that looks amazing as a hanging plant, especially with the spiderettes!

Go get those plants!

Now go get those plants! Now is your time to grow your green thumb and grow as a gardener! You can find these plants at your local grocery store, nurseries, and home and garden stores.

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Happy Gardening! Till we meet again.

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