Let’s talk plant perks. Plants not only enhance the overall visual aesthetic of your home, but studies show they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants – creating a healthier and happier you.

Being in touch with nature can improve our well-being. Surrounding yourself with green space can reduce mental fatigue and improve cognition. Studies show that workspaces with plants have been the root cause of increased performance and reduced sick days. Plants can improve indoor air quality in just a few days, capturing pollutants and airborne toxins that can be emitted from everyday objects. In other words, there’s no downside to bringing the great outdoors inside.

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Low-Maintenance Plants for Your Home

You might be thinking that you are too busy and don’t want the added responsibility of being a plant parent. We get it. That’s why we curated this list of foolproof plants that are certain to add the cultivated touch you are looking for without the need for a green thumb.

Snake Plant

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The distinctive upright blades and low-maintenance needs of the Sansevieria land it at the top of our hassle-free plant list. These desert dwellers prefer infrequent waterings since they store extra moisture in their leaves. Plan to check in with your snake plant once a month and water it only when its soil is completely dry.

Bird of Paradise

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Add a taste of the tropics to your place with a Bird of Paradise plant. These rainforest natives are sure to standout with their dramatic, oversized leaves. While these larger plants may seem intimidating to those new to plant parenthood, Bird of Paradise plants are surprisingly easy to care for. Place yours in a relatively sunny spot and keep the soil moist for the best results. 

ZZ Plant

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Known for killing all plants you’ve ever owned? This one might be the one for you. For starters, this plant is virtually indestructible. It can survive for months without water and tolerates all light conditions including artificial light in a windowless room. The arching leaf stalks are embellished with shiny green leaflets that make this plant the perfect statement to any room.

Parlor Palm

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The Parlor Palm is great for small spaces such as a shelf or side table and are not picky when it comes to lighting conditions. These easy-care plants can tolerate most light levels and only need a good soak when the soil is about 75% dry.

Pothos Plant

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This plant has vine-like tendrils, making it our top choice to nestle into a hanging planter or perch on a windowsill. Best thing is, Pothos are no sweat. Simply water when the soil is dry and prune any damaged or yellow leaves and stems.

 

Best Plants for the Bathroom

Don’t neglect your bathroom of greenery. It doesn’t take much to take your bathroom to the next level. Incorporating lush plants will transform your space into a spa-like experience. The best bathroom plants are those that like higher humidity environments and can tolerate lower lighting conditions. For a no-fail grouping of humidity lovers, add a Heartleaf Philodendron, Tradescantia Zebrina, or a semi-trailing Calathea Freddie. 

Don’t have the luxury of counterspace? Hang them up! Utilize shelving and plant hangers if your floor and counter space are limited. Smaller plants, such as the Hedgehog Aloe, Ponytail Palm, and Neon Prayer Plant, can have just as big an impact as a Monstera or Fiddle Leaf Fig without the need for extra space.

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Give these plants a shot. Trust us, the pros outweigh any cons. They create a refined and inviting aesthetic, improve moods, enhance air quality, and fit in virtually any space in your home. What more could you ask for? 

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