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Home Grown: 10 Houseplants You Can Easily Grow Yourself

Many plants can pretty much fend for themselves. Without much attention or maintenance from growers like you, plants such as aloe vera and foxgloves can still thrive and bloom attractively. Check this list of low-maintenance houseplants that you can easily grow yourself.

You don’t need to have a green thumb or natural gardening expertise when taking care of these plants. With a little pampering, you can expect a nice backyard or indoor garden around you. This list of houseplants may also work for someone who keeps on forgetting to water their plants. These plants won’t hate you for it; they might even thank you for the neglect!

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Purple foxglove, commonly known as foxglove or lady glove, is a biennial flowering plant with tall flower stalks and tubular, clustered lance-shaped blossoms. During the maturation stage, foxglove’s stem can grow from 18 to 60 inches and spread up to 18 inches. Its flowers can also grow as long as three inches. Foxglove’s downward-facing may attract bees the most.

You may try growing foxglove flowers in a location with little shade. They thrive well in dry and humid conditions, as long as they aren’t overcrowded and still receive the right amount of moisture. Foxgloves must be placed in a spot with good drainage.

Prayer Plant (Maranta)

When looking for a houseplant with the most colorful leaves, a Prayer Plant is an answer to your prayers. This type of plant can grow anywhere just as fine, as long as the spot can consistently provide them enough sunlight and warm temperature.

It is to be expected of Prayer Plants to be visited by pests. So it is best to always wash its leaves to keep them hydrated at all times and clean off insects. Keeping a close watch on your Prayer Plants at times may help in their blooming growth.

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sandersl)

Dracaena has been a popular choice when it comes to centerpieces. There are two great choices when picking Dracaenas for your home. Dragon Tree and Lucky Bamboo. For Lucky Bamboos, like Dragon Trees, its stems are trained to spiral or bend. Its stems are also topped with clustered arching leaves with narrow purple edges.

If picking a spot to place Lucky Bamboos, it is best to locate them in an area with enough bright light. They are initially submerged in water when growing. But once its significant roots have been fully formed, Lucky Bamboos are pretty much happier to be replanted in soils.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

During your first encounter with peace lilies, you might think of its flowers as the plant’s most striking feature. A Peace Lily’s flower has a long, thin white panicle, surrounded by a leaf-like structure known as a spathe. As this flowering plant matures, the white spathe fades into a more yellowish or greenish hue.

The Peace Lily may prefer warm and humid weather conditions, but it can grow just as fine in the comforts of your home. You have to make sure that you do not place a Peace Lily near a draft or in a room that receives little to no heat.

Christmas Cactus (Zygocactus/Schlumbergera)

A drooping member of the cactus family, Christmas Cactus is known for having deep red or pink flowers when winter comes. A Christmas Cactus is one of the easiest plants to maintain, as it seems to try its best to thrive when ignored.

You can just put a Christmas Cactus in a spot with little light. But if you prefer for it to produce more flowers, better to place it under bright light. It is also recommended that you regularly prune its leaves after the blooming season to make the plant full and bushy.

Pothos (Epipremnum)

Pothos is known to be one of the easiest indoor plants to grow and the hardest to kill. These trailing plants can grow for a minimum of 10 feet. Pothos can also thrive under all types of lighting conditions. They can even grow well under artificial office lights.

What you need to remember is to let its leaves dry out in between watering sessions. But make sure to not leave it too dry on its own, or the leaves will wither and fall. Pruning may do well with Pothos, too, for it makes the plant fuller at the base.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Most Spider Plants have white stripes at the center of each leaf, but there are also all-green plants for personal preferences. If you are after interior aesthetics, it is best to place a Spider Plant on a pedestal or in a hanging basket. This look gives an illusion of leaves overflowing the pot.

It would be best if you watched out when brown tips start forming in your Snake Plant’s leaves. This occurrence is due to low humidity, overfertilization, humid living conditions, or contaminated water. It is best to use distilled water or rainwater as an alternative when watering a Snake Plant.

Takeaway

Growing houseplants don’t have to be hard and boring. With the provided list, you no longer have to be insecure about your gardening skills. The plants mentioned above can thrive well with or without much attention from beginners like you.

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