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One thing that really pulls your house together is putting some plants around the place. Even if you are in the smallest and run down apartment or studio, a few plants can make a place seem more like home. Same with some artwork, but today we’re focusing on the plants to grow in your home. Now I am a notorious plant killer, I often can’t keep a plant alive for more than a few weeks but there are some that no matter what you do will stick around for you. And these are those plants.
- Pothos: A popular hanging plant that grows into a tree-swallowing monster with huge yellow and green leaves. They typically grow quickly with minimal care. These are trailing plants that just keep on growing, 10 ft. or more. Pruning the plants will keep them fuller at the base and each cutting can be rooted in water to create more plants. Pothos plants like to dry out between waterings, but if left dry too long, leaves with wilt and eventually dry and fall. They are very tolerant of all types of light conditions, even artificial office lights.
- Spider Plant: These plants are not picky about water, light, or temperature so it’s perfect for anyone who wants a plant but might not be the best plant owner. Often grown in hanging baskets, spider plants will get 2 to 2 1/2 feet wide and 2 to 3 feet long. Their roots tend to fill a pot, so repotting may be necessary every couple of years. When dangling babies start to form roots, they can be cut off and planted on their own.
- Snake Plant: While this plant does need plenty of light, this plant isn’t picky over watering. Which makes them easy to care for and live for quite a long time. There are multiple different varieties and some are more difficult than others. The snake plants are green on green bands with sword-like leaves. The mother-in-law version has yellow margins.
- Dracaena: This plant is very tolerable of different conditions and come in a wide variety. They often have arching leaves from a woody stem. The leaves are typically green, yellow and green, or tri-colored. They do need to be regularly in the summer but almost left dry throughout the winter.
- Succulents and Cacti: These are probably going to be the easiest to find as they are in practically every garden center and grocery store today. And in a massive variety some with thick fleshy leaves, others with spines and some without spines. They do best in bright light, well-drained pots, and little water. Basically just sit them in the sun and if you forget about them, they will probably still be fine.
- Chinese Evergreen: An extremely forgiving plant that can adapt to most room conditions, except for drafts or prolonged temperatures below 60 F. The Chinese evergreen also prefers low or indirect sunlight. Allow the soil to remain dry for a few days, before re-watering. Most varieties have some type of variegated leaf, making them all the more attractive.
- Cast Iron Plant: Can survive even the worst of conditions, including deep shade. The leaves are sword-like and about 4″ wide and 2′ long. They tend to grow in a clump and will occasional flower indoors.
Do you know of any other easy to grow plants that even the most notorious plant killer? Let us know in the comments!
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