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Indoor plants are a great way to freshen up any room of your house. Not only do they make great centerpieces, but they can help purify the air and keep the place smelling clean.
- Spider Plants
Fortunately, despite their name, Spider plants are not actually made out of spiders and they’re much prettier. They’re pretty hard to kill, which makes them an ideal plant for beginners, just make sure to plant them in well-draining soil.
- Ficus Tree
Ficus trees, while beautiful, are one of the harder plants to care for on this list. Ficus trees need relatively high humidity and warm temperatures to survive.
Philodendron plants are good plant for intermediate gardeners. If having a name like a dinosaur wasn’t enough to convince you to get ahold of one of these plants, the Paleozoic appearance of this broad-leafed tropical plant will.
- Polka Dot Plants
One of the most eye-catching houseplants, polka dot plants have dark green leaves with their distinguishing bright pink polka dot pattern. Polka dot plants need indirect sunlight to survive, so they will flourish in most any window sill.
- Lucky Bamboo Plant
While not technically bamboo, lucky bamboo plants can produce straight vertical stalks or be twisted into interesting shapes. They’re not super picky plants, but they require some care and they’ll probably need some kind of support.
Hoya plants produce very interesting and unique flowers that grow in a little ball. The flowers are waxy and geometrically perfect. Hoya plants are easy to grow and great for a beginner looking for something unique.
- English Ivy
English ivy is a great solution to keeping the air in your house clean and smelling fresh. English ivy filters out unwanted particles in the air including harmful chemicals in cleaning products and even fecal matter! This plant requires moist soil and at least four hours of direct sunlight every day. Also, as the name suggests, it’s an invasive species in the U.S. so never plant it outdoors.
Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They’re super easy to care for and hardly need any water to survive. Succulents are a great go-to for those who may not have a green thumb.
Jade plants are technically succulents, but they deserve their own place on the list because they are such cool plants in their own right. Like all succulents, jade plants are easy enough for a novice, but beautiful enough to impress your friends and make you feel like a true bonsai master.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is another type of succulent. You’re probably already familiar with the aloe that comes in a bottle, but if you’re somehow out of the loop, aloe vera has pretty cool medicinal qualities. If you have a burn, you can rip off a branch and squeeze the juice onto the affected area to help it heal faster. Aloe vera makes a great aesthetic and functional addition to any household.