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Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants, there are several, even the most novice or “bad luck” growers can successfully cultivate. If you’re looking to add an element of fresh to your house with a low-maintenance indoor plant, here are five good choices, regardless of skill level.
1. Jade Plant
Jade plants require little attention to thrive. All it needs is a small pot to grow in, a little daily sunlight, and water every few days (or even weeks!) when its soil becomes dry. The result is thick luscious leaves that will flourish and add flair to your living space year-round.
2. Cacti & Desert Plants
Cacti and other desert plants thrive naturally in harsh conditions since they love hot spaces and dry heat. They are very low maintenance needing very little water, about once a week during warmer months and once every three weeks during cooler months. One of the great things about these plants is whether you plant one variety, or several different ones together, cacti can add more pizazz to your room or windowsill. A few variations will even grace you with a flower from time to time.
3. Aloe Plant
Aloe is a succulent plant that is pretty and also practical with its healing properties. Durable in nature, these plants require watering about once a week or when their soil becomes dry. It does prefer a good dose of sunlight, so if you’ve got the space to position a small plant pot, aloe is an ideal choice.
4. Spider Plant
If you’ve got a bright ceiling space without direct light, a spider plant is a perfect option as an indoor hanging plant. Spider plants prefer moisture and will suffer if too dry or wet. Just be careful to avoid direct sunlight because the sun will scorch its leaves. Otherwise, this plant is super easy to care for as it only requires occasional watering. Repot the plant about every other year.
Kalanchoe plants are excellent choices if you’re looking for a pop of color in your home. Under the right conditions, it’ll bloom year-round. Native to arid areas, the kalanchoe loves sunshine, low humidity and heat (it needs to be in an environment that doesn’t go below 55 degrees F). To help the kalanchoe thrive, water thoroughly as the soil dries, being especially careful in the winter not to let them dry out.
Indoor plants can add cheer, color, and style to your home. Even if you’ve got a small space or possess limited green thumb skills, there is an indoor plant for you.