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6 Indoor plants and trees that are almost impossible to kill

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Key insights:

  • Here are 6 no-hassle plants and trees that can help boost the mood in any home.
  • With some attention to soil, water and light requirements, homeowners can maintain thriving houseplants — whether or not they have a green thumb.
  • Certain apps, online shops and social media platforms have made tips for houseplants even more fun and accessible.

Do you love the look of a plant-filled home, but have a bit of trouble keeping greenery alive? With these tips, you’ll be on your way to thriving indoor plants in no time — even if you’re convinced you lack the green thumb gene.

When purchasing plants for your house, pay extra attention to the soil type, water requirements and light needed. And, be sure to pick up some of the six easiest indoor plants and trees to keep alive, even in the winter months.

6 Easy-to-grow indoor plants

Whether you’re looking for natural design elements to spruce up your home or to help combat winter blues, plants could be the perfect addition to your space. Here are basic tips for every plant parent who hopes to nurture indoor plants and trees all winter long.

Remember, you’ll want to take precautions to keep plants out of reach from curious pets or children. Many houseplants are harmful if ingested.

1. Pothos plant

Known as one of the easiest houseplants to grow, a pothos will surely make a beautiful addition to your space. In fact, Pothos is also known as “devil’s ivy” because it’s so difficult to kill.

  • Plant in well-draining potting soil.
  • Water every 1 – 2 weeks.
  • Place in bright, indirect sunlight. Low light can be tolerated.

2. Rubber tree

Rubber trees create a striking focal point in any room. However, you can keep these trees in small pots to control their size.

  • Plant in well-draining potting soil.
  • Water every 1 – 2 weeks.
  • Place in medium to bright indirect sunlight.

3. Peace lily flower

Peace lilies are a popular flower option to brighten any home. These flowers are equally as elegant as they are persistent, and they can last for years with proper care.

  • Plant in moist, well-draining potting soil.
  • Water as needed, indicated by dry soil.
  • Place in partial shade to medium, indirect sunlight

4. Snake plant

These vibrant plants are extremely sturdy and ideal for beginning gardeners. Keep in mind, snake plants require very little watering and may only need to be watered every few weeks — or months.

  • Plant in sandy, well-draining potting soil.
  • Water as needed, indicated by dry soil.
  • Place in partial shade to direct sunlight.

5. Aloe plant

This succulent serves a double purpose for homeowners. Not only is aloe a beautiful plant, but it also holds multi-purpose gel inside each of its pointy leaves.

  • Plant in sandy, well-draining potting soil.
  • Water every 2 weeks.
  • Place in bright, indirect sunlight.

6. Yucca tree

When potted inside, this tree adds the perfect splash of green to any room. Interestingly, yucca trees are known to be drought-tolerant, and overwatering is potentially the only way to kill this hardy plant.

  • Plant in sandy, well-draining potting soil.
  • Water as needed, indicated by dry soil.
  • Place in bright, indirect to direct sunlight.

Extra tips for houseplant health

Talk with local store owners about your plant needs

Employees at your local nursery will be happy to point you in the right direction for your plant needs. Upon arrival, it’s helpful if you know what kind of light your room receives, and how much space you have to allow for growth.

Purchase through modern plant websites

Nowadays, certain websites and companies also allow you to filter your online plant search by specific criteria — including level of care, light tolerance and more. Check out Cellar Door Plants or The Sill to search for plants that match your unique requirements.

Download a plant app

Once you’ve purchased your plants, download the mobile app Picture This. This application “identifies plants with a snap,” and makes caring for plants easier than ever. Simply take a photo of your plant, and the app will tell you everything you need to know for that species, including:

  • Watering advice
  • Lighting tips
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Toxic plant identification (to keep pets and kids safe)

Check YouTube for more plant FAQs

Remember that YouTube can be a great resource for finding in-depth answers to all of your plant questions. Follow plant-specific accounts like Crazy Plant Guy or Planterina to stay up-to-date on your plant care.

Enhance your space with plants

Why reserve plants for your outdoor garden when you can enjoy indoor plants all year long, too! Be sure to incorporate these six beautiful and low-maintenance plants as part of your home decor.

Reach out to Edina Realty or your agent for more home tips this winter. Our real estate professionals are equipped with expert advice to help guide homeowners, buyers and sellers through every stage of the process.

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