5 Houseplants to Start with When You Have A Black Thumb

Houseplants really seem to be all the rage now, don’t they? There are images all over Pinterest and Instagram of people standing amongst their large, lush plants in their beautiful indoor garden. Somehow, they’ve managed to keep 20+ plants alive and, sometimes, I forget to even give myself water.

But, as the trendy person that I like to think I am, I started to do a little bit of digging (no pun intended) into the easiest houseplants to keep alive because I want to have a beautiful, lush, jungle-esque home, too! We all deserve a little bit of paradise, even those of us who have a hard time keeping houseplants alive.

 So, without further ado, here are the 5 easiest houseplants to keep alive!

Cast Iron Plant

If you can’t tell by its name alone, this plant is virtually indestructible. Even if you forget to water it, don’t have great soil, and a home that lacks in natural lighting, you can still have a thriving Cast Iron Plant! If you do really want it to grow and flourish, I suggest getting a pretty decent potting soil with a good amount of nutrients. Cast Iron Plants can grow up to two-feet tall and even start to bloom flowers when they’re well-taken care of!

Cast Iron Plant

Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palms are just fun. They look like a big, long pom pom of grass with a large bulb at the bottom. This houseplant is easy to keep alive because it’s actually a succulent, so it’s holds onto a lot of its own water. It doesn’t need a ton of direct sunlight either and it doesn’t like humidity! It’s really the perfect houseplant for people who are bad at gardening. Available at Bloomscape here.

Prayer Plant

These big and beautiful leaves will give your home just the tropical vibe that you’re going for! It’s called the Prayer Plant because at nighttime, the leaves fold in half, like hands that are praying. Precious, right? This is one of the easiest houseplants to keep alive because it just needs a moderate amount of sunlight – so as long as your home has at least one window, you’ll be able to keep this lush beauty alive and well.

Snake Plant

Want to turn your indoor bathroom into an outdoor showering space? Well, you might not be able to do that, but you can bring some of the outdoors in with you! The Snake Plant loves humidity and higher temperatures and, since it doesn’t need to be watered very often, it’s a hard to kill houseplant! Your daily shower will be enough to keep it well-hydrated until the next time you get around to watering it.

 

Chinese Evergreen

These hard to kill plants have big leaves that vary in different shades of green and white and they’re as attractive as they are forgiving! They don’t really need a ton of sunlight and they can withstand having dry soil for a few days before there’s anything to worry about. Keep this plant in a spot where you’ll be able to see it every day so you can remember to water it once in a while and you’ll be Jane of the Jungle in no time! Grab one here


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