We've rounded up our favorite, easy to care for house plants that will add style to any room in your home!
These cuties are quite easy to care for, and with tons of varieties to choose from, they're a must-have on our list. They're happiest in a bright spot and and enjoy good air flow. Drainage is key - we suggest potting with rocks or premixed cactus soil. For watering, about once a week will do the trick. You want the roots to get wet and then drain and dry out. The last thing you want is for these babies to become waterlogged.
Part of the evergreen family, the red-edged dracaena is a known air purifier, removing formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene. They prefer medium light but can tolerate low light situations, making a great candidate for a house plant. It can grow up to 15 feet tall (whoa!) and needs watering 1-2 times per week. Be sure not to overwater - root rot is one of the main reasons these plants die. Note: can be toxic to pets if ingested.
Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
Snake plants are carefree and nearly indestructible. Known for their long sword-like leaves, they like bright light with direct sun at least a couple hours a day and moderate watering, especially during the summer months. However, they are extremely low maintenance and can survive weeks of neglect. Another benefit is that along with the dracaena, snake plants are some of the best for removing harmful toxins from indoor air. Note: can be toxic to pets if ingested.
The ZZ plant is basically indestructible. Seeing a pattern here? These plants thrive most when you just leave them alone. Ideal for a windowless or low light room. Like a cactus, these plants need less rather than more water. Turning yellow? Too much water. Curling leaves? Too much sunlight. Forgetful gardener? Perfect!
You've probably seen these plants all over your Pinterest feed or favorite design blogs. Fiddle figs are having a major moment and though they require a little more care than most, these beauties are so worth it. These guys need to be watered once the top inch of the soil becomes dry and kept in bright indirect sunlight (no direct beams). The leaves tend to collect dust because of their large surface area, so occasionally wiping them with a soft cloth is recommended.
It doesn't get any easier than these! We love the look and feel of air plants, and the effortless style they give. No soil needed - just air! Soak in water 20-30 minutes once a week. Display in a room with lots of bright, indirect sunlight. If you get too much sunlight and you notice it becoming dry, try misting them every few days to keep them hydrated.
Check out our favorite planters below: