This is the ideal time to bring the outdoors inside with easy-to-keep plants. We’ve gathered the top indoor plants that are easy to care for, require minimal watering, and can be adapted to different lighting settings.
These plants can usually be bought online for $20-40 at retailers such as Amazon, The Sill and The Sill. We recommend that you verify the safety of your pets and plants if you have pets.
You can find Aloe plants in many sizes and shapes, so it’s easy to find the right one for you. This succulent has a classic look and is a great choice for those who love southwestern style. Aloe requires little water and prefers indirect sunlight. The soil should be kept dry between waterings. The sap can be used for home remedies or skincare. However, you should not remove more than one-third of the plant to preserve it.
There are many varieties of cactus, and all of them are quite resilient. Cactus thrives in warm, sunny areas but can be adapted to most environments. Cactus require very little water, so overwatering is the best way to kill them. Cactus are a great way to spice up your home and make it more interesting.
Cast-iron plants are just as durable as their namesake. Cast-iron plants can thrive in all temperatures but prefer lower light. You can place it in a dark corner to add some year-round colour. The plant’s leaves are thick, deep green, and lush overall. Cast-iron plants grow slowly, so it is important to buy the right size. Cast-iron plants are usually larger than most countertop plants and can be used to add a tropical feel to a bedroom or living room.
Hoya plants are unique because of their bulbous leaves. Because of their shiny appearance, these succulents are sometimes called wax plants. These succulents are fast-growing, and their leaves can grow up to four feet in length. They can be planted in a hanging basket or trained to grow up a tree. If kept in brighter lighting, Hoya plants may occasionally produce fragrant flowers in small groups. They don’t require much water, so you will want to let the soil dry between waterings.
Because it stores water in its stems and leaves, a jade plant can last for weeks or even months without water (common with succulents). If it doesn’t have enough water, the jade plant will hibernate. Once it gets water again, it will rehydrate and grow. The jade plant has a thick stem and oval-shaped leaves that grow in a cluster. They love bright sunlight, so it is important to let the soil dry completely before watering. They can live for many years and are often passed down through the generations.
This plant is named after its heart-shaped leaves and long, spindly stems. This plant is adaptable and durable, which can be a great addition to any home. It can grow up to eight feet and trail its vine as far as eight feet. This makes it a great choice for draped over bookshelves or dressers. It is easy to propagate the philodendron heartleaf, which can be gifted to friends. The plant is adorable, but it can be dangerous for pets or humans if eaten.
The rubber plant (or rubber tree) is a modern-looking plant that’s dark green. The rubber plant has a shiny appearance and can be used in combination with darker and industrial colours. It can become a tree if you don’t trim the long stems. The rubber plant needs moderate to bright light but not direct sunlight. It also requires limited watering. The leaves that look dry may need to be watered more. The plant may be overwatered if the leaves turn yellow-brown.
The unique and tall stalks of the snake plant succulent make it a striking focal point. They are easy to maintain and will likely survive your two-week vacation. It won’t require repotting to allow for growth, and it can be kept in lower light. This plant is also an excellent air purifier.
Spider plants are bright, colourful and eye-catching. The leaves are long, thinly arching and bouncy. The ends of the plants grow quite large, and you can use them to make baby spider plants. They resemble tiny spiders, so it is easy to snip the ends off and plant new ones. They can be planted in pots or hanging baskets. The spider plant likes cooler temperatures and indirect sunlight. This plant is also well-known for its ability to purify the air.