6 Simple Houseplants for Any Green Thumb

6 Simple Houseplants for Any Green Thumb

My Mom and mother-in-law are quite the green thumbs. They know all sorts of plant and flower names. When I have a question related to improving my green thumb, I turn to them for tips and tricks. I used to be horrible with plants. But, over the years, I’ve been working on mastering my green thumb.

A little over a year ago, we moved into a new home and I quickly discovered that the previous owner had quite the green thumb. She had flowerbeds and plants all over the property. Last spring and summer, I really wanted to see what would come up before I started making and grand plans for change. I did plant a bunch of annuals last year to allow myself a chance to see what type of perennials were throughout the property. Now that I’ve had a chance to get the lay of the land, I cannot wait to start digging and planting.

The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday. I was craving the chance to get my hands dirty in the great outdoors. But, due to work, I was stuck inside. Thinking about all of the work I could do outside this upcoming weekend got me so excited. I can’t wait to get started on our gardens this year.

6 Simple Houseplants for Any Green Thumb

Speaking of inside … greenery doesn’t have to be just outside. Having plants throughout the home help purify the air, add freshness throughout, and improve health. But, if you struggle with your green thumb, don’t worry. There are simple houseplants that require easy care.


Here are six simple houseplants that are easy on the green thumb:

  1. Jade Plants — This is my favorite type of indoor plant. With its thick leaves and unique look, this plant is used to desert conditions. So, treat it like you’re living in a dessert. You don’t need to worry about watering the plant. Just keep the soil somewhat dry and place it in a room with light and comfortable temperature. Here are more tips and tricks on caring for indoor succulents.
  2. Spider Plants — These plants add visual interest to rooms. Since they come in a variety of sizes and looks, you can easily find one that fits your decor and rooms.
  3. Peace Lily Plants — Let’s face it. From the white blooms to the dark green leaves, this plant is pretty. Plus, it’s low maintenance. Win-win.
  4. Golden Pathos Plant — This plant is impressive when it comes to purifying air. Let’s just say that the Golden Pothos made the NASA list for its ability to clear formaldehyde from the air. Wow.
  5. Rubber Trees — Keep these plants in cool, dimly lit locations in your home and it will be happy as it purifies the air. Plus, the shiny leaves add dimension and interest to a room’s decor.
  6. Aloe Plants — We all know that aloe plants help soothe burns and cuts. So, this plant offers helpful health benefits. It also helps to purify the air in your home. What’s not to love

What’s your favorite houseplant?

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