Check out these easy to grow houseplants.
Add color and foliage to your home with easy to grow and maintain houseplants. The Lawhead Team would like to share some easy to grow houseplants to help beautify your home.
Grape ivy is a vine with tendrils that readily cling to a trellis or stake. It offers shiny, deep green leaves that create a very nice texture. Even though it’s a vine, grape ivy has more of a mounding habit — so it’s a perfect choice for lush, tidy-looking hanging baskets. It required medium light and can grow up to 6 feet as a vine.
Fiddle leaf fig is a beautiful tree that gets its common name comes from the violin-shape outline of its leathery, deep green leaves. It tolerates low light well, though it may lose its lower leaves in dim spots. If your fiddle leaf fig houseplants grow too tall, prune stems back to the desired height, or start a new plant by air layering elongated shoots. This is one of the classiest-looking indoor trees thanks to its big leaves and the shape it forms as it grows. Allow medium to bright light and this tree can grow up to 15 feet tall, 5 feet wide.
The Snake Plant is a carefree succulent plant tolerates neglect extremely well. If you’ve had no success with houseplants other than plastic ones, give snake plant a try. All types withstand low light but appreciate brighter conditions. The only problem likely to develop is root rot if you overwater the plant. It is very hardy and with low to bright light it can grow up to 4 feet tall and wide.
Philodendron is a durable foliage plant that has long been the backbone of indoor gardening houseplants. It has pretty, heart-shape leaves and adapts well to low-light spots. It is often grown with stems trailing over the edge of bookshelves or large pieces of furniture. The climbing stems can attach to a moss pole or bark slab making it easy to create an upright tower of green. Please note, all parts of this plant are poisonous and can cause severe irritation of the lips, tongue, and throat if eaten or chewed by pets or children.
The Zeezee plant, sometimes called eternity plant because it lasts so long, tolerates low light and neglect. The thick, fleshy leafstalks are so durable that you might even think it’s plastic. It is a slow grower, so purchase a large plant if you want a big specimen. Cut stems remain green and healthy in appearance for several weeks, even without water. However, this plant is poisonous if eaten or chewed on by children or pets.
Spider plants have been grown for years as houseplants and are still popular today. Look for a number of varieties — from types with plain green leaves to others that offer foliage marked with cream or white stripes. All make handsome hanging plants that develop plantlets at the ends of arching stems. These babies readily root in water or potting soil to start new plants.
Hoya, or wax plant, has waxy green leaves and waxy fragrant pink flowers. You can let the plant climb, train the stems onto a topiary, or allow them to trail in a hanging basket. The wax plant offers beautiful flowers that are often powerfully fragrant. It’s also a low-water plant, so it doesn’t mind if you forget to water it from time to time. It can climb or trail to 4 feet or more.
These houseplants are from Better Homes and Gardens.