The 5 Easiest House Plants to Take Care Of & Where to Buy Them Online

I have to say this upfront, this is from my personal experience and choices. The plants I’ll be talking about, survived in my home for more than a year now and even when I was out of the country for 2 months, my husband couldn’t kill them. These are the plants I consider to be the easiest to care for. If it worked for me, I’m sure it can work for you.

Snake Plant - one of the easiest houseplants to care for

If you’re new to plant parenting, go read the article I wrote last time about the biggest mistakes I made as a new plant parent and how to avoid them. Hopefully, it will help you in your new plant parent journey. 

Here are the 5 easiest houseplants:

1. Peace Lilies.

Easy to care for, peace lilies love humidity and are comfortable with medium to low sunlight. I water mine once per week. I have one at our dining area windows and another one at our kitchen countertop. They are also excellent at cleaning the air of the room they are in. They have dark green leaves and white flowers.

Where to buy: Lowe’s

2. Pothos. 

Like the peace lilies, pothos are great indoor plants. These are the easiest plant to care for in my home. Its growing process is so beautiful to watch, with its cute tiny heart-shaped leaves. They tolerate a wide variety of light but watch out for direct sunlight. They increase humidity and replace carbon dioxide with oxygen.

Where to buy: The Home Depot

3. Snake Plants. 

They are also known as mother-in-law’s tongues. I call mine my “independent baby” because it really doesn’t need much to thrive. It doesn’t need much water, especially during winter. It’s very ok to let the soil dry out before watering. Indirect sunlight and it’s good to go!

Where to buy: Ikea

4. Spider Plants. 

At first, I struggled with this one because of overwatering, thus creating root rot, which almost killed it. But once I figured it didn’t need too much water (it’s fine to let the soil dry out in-between watering), I was totally fine. It likes high indirect sunlight, so placing it not far from a window will be a good idea.

Where to buy: Amazon

5. Chinese Evergreen

This is a great easy-to-care option if you’re just starting. I love its dark and light green leaves. It thrives in moist soil and what I do is water it thoroughly and let the soil dry before my next watering. Note that it likes bright sunlight but not direct sunlight, which can easily burn its leaves.

Where to buy: The Home Depot

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