For those of us who just can’t get enough of plants, it’s great to be able to take a piece of the outdoors indoors. Houseplants not only add beauty to your home but they also clean the air inside it. Here is a list of four easy to take care of houseplants that anyone can take care of.
Originating from the Central American jungles, the parlor palm has become a hit with indoor plant growers for decades for a number of reasons.
It’s tolerant of low light
Parlor palms are used to low light conditions in their natural habitat where most of the sunlight is filtered through the large canopy trees. You can simulate its environment by placing it in a dark corner of a room or any area with low or filtered light.
Doesn’t need to be watered constantly
This is a tropical plant which means it doesn’t demand too much water. If you want to know if it needs water just test the soil with a finger. If it’s on the dry side then it is time to water it… but not too much!
This popular easy to care for house plant can live for several decades if you treat it right. In fact, it’s honestly pretty hard to kill a jade plant. It prefers direct sun but it’s not a necessity. It will grow thicker in direct sunlight allowing you to shape and sculpt it into whatever design you want. It’s also versatile and can be enjoyed outside in the summer and you will notice it flourish. If conditions are right, you might even glimpse one of its rare white flowers.
The ZZ plant is a neglect-proof plant. A perfect choice for a single person or someone who travels a lot. This hardy plant can tolerate a wide range of light from bright direct light to cave-like conditions. It owes it’s hardiness to it’s thick, waxy leaves that work as reservoirs for water. However, this plant is hiding a dark secret. Its leaves and stems are poisonous if ingested so keep that in mind.
If you are looking to bring a little of that outdoor atmosphere inside then try out the ficus tree. These large trees will make any room pop and they are really easy houseplants to take care of.
Ficus love light
This is one of those plants that you can move outside during the warm summer months but it is vulnerable to direct light. While indoors, keep it away from direct sunlight and cold drafts.
Not too much water
Ficus like their soil to be damp but not soaked or dry. They don’t need that much water in the winter. It is normal for it to drop it’s leaves in the winter if conditions are too dry but it will come back.
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