One of NASA’s studies is on how certain indoor plants can remove harmful toxic elements from the air and improve our indoor environments.
When I saw the list, I happily realized that many of these indoor plants are actually growing at our home!
So here’s a collection of 12 easiest indoor plants to grow, plus some helpful care tips for you!
Why these 12 indoor plants?
- they are extremely easy – almost impossible to kill really, and believe me I have killed plenty of plants, yet these have survived my brown thumbs
- they are small to medium in size, so can be grown in small spaces
- these house plants all require relatively low light – we may not notice it, but our indoor environments lack natural light, which is why so many indoor plants look stressed and gets sick with mildew or bugs even when you have been good with watering!
Ready to meet some new friends?
1-3. Three best air-cleansing indoor plants.
The most challenging thing about growing indoor plants is the low light conditions most spaces have, even though we may not notice it! These 3 house plants are great candidates for rooms with low light.
The Spathiphyllum cochlearispathum / Peace Lily, has such a beautiful name and never ending flowers, it is also the most effective air purification plant on NASA’s list! This little plant from Southern Mexico does require more frequent watering than everything else here.
Sansevieria javanica / Snake Plant comes from Africa, Madagascar, India or Indonesia. This is one of the smallest, grows to only 6″-8″ tall. It sends out runners, which can be rooted easily. The thick leaves store water, which means if you forget, it is quite forgiving!
Chlorophytum comosum / Spider Plant is great for brightening up our homes with the beautiful variegated foliage. Such a delicate looking plant is surprisingly kill-proof. It carries plantlets on the arching flower stems, which can be planted to create a new plant!
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4 & 5. Epipremnum aureum / Pathos, Asplenium bulbiferum / Mother Fern
Picture the jungles of Jurassic Park where vines coming down from the sky, they are most likely Epipremnums! Some of the easiest indoor plants to grow, the foliage has many color variations from bright green to silvery green.
Ferns remind us of lush forests and waterfalls. If you can’t find Mother fern, try Boston Fern, Maidenhair fern or Button Fern. They are easier to find and grow beautifully indoors. Like the Peace lily, most ferns prefer regular water and moist soil.
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