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Low Maintenance House Plants

Updated: Apr 7, 2022

Plants, plants, and more plants! Indoor plants are one of the design trends designers predict for 2022. Greenery enhances the aesthetic of your home, purifies the air, and improves your mood by brightening your environment.

Add beauty to your home by bringing the outdoors inside with these low-maintenance air purifying house plants.

Snake plants are a great choice for beginners. They can survive in low-light environments and are able to go long periods between waterings; about every two months in the winter and about three to four weeks in warmer months. Snake plants are excellent air purifiers. They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, making them ideal for bedrooms.

Aloe Vera is extremely low maintenance. It is a succulent, therefore, it doesn’t require much water. However, it does require bright, indirect sunlight. The aloe vera plant purifies the air by removing harmful pollutants known as VOCs from the air. VOCs are gases emitted into the air from products used to maintain and build our homes; for instance, building materials, furniture, and cleaning supplies. The aloe vera plant is ideal for well-lit kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

Arrowhead Vine, this low maintenance plant has unique arrow-shaped leaves, hence it's name. Arrowhead vines like bright indirect sunlight, diffused light. They thrive best when their soil is allowed to completely dry between waterings.

Pothos have the ability to tolerate medium and low light. They require watering every 1-2 weeks, allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It is commonly know to purify gaseous toxins like formaldehyde from the air. You can train a pathos plant to grow vertically, to trail, making it a great option for hanging plants. They are also easy to propagate.

Peace Lilies purify the air removing common VOCs such as, benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. It can survive in low light environments. It is a low maintenance, easy to care, plant. Water your peace lily when the soil has completely dried, they prefer to be under-watered rather than to be over watered. Peace lilies will bring life and color to all areas of your home.

Spider Plants are an excellent option for beginners, they are hard to kill. They like to be watered about every two weeks, allow the soil to dry between waterings, and bright indirect sunlight. They can be grown in hanging flower pots and are ideal for bathrooms since they love humidity. Spider plants are also easy to propagate.

Inspirational Gem: (Isaiah 61:11 ESV) "For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations."

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