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What Are The Easiest House Plants To Grow?

What Are The Easiest House Plants To Grow?

August 10, 2020 / Patrick Zavorskas

As you may know, at iTouch Wearables, we love writing about plants, talking about plants, and living with plants because - well honestly, who doesn't! We have written about the very basics of becoming a plant parent, a guide to how to grow your own vegetable garden, and practically everything else in-between. However, one thing we haven't touched upon yet are plants that you can easily grow in your house. So what happens when you live in an apartment or a place that doesn't provide any green-space for you to grow plants? 

The good news is that there are dozens of plants that can easily be grown indoors! From succulents like aloe and snake plants, to others like peace lily, we have the ultimate guide for you! Here is our list of the easiest house plants to grow: 

1 - Aloe 

Aloe is an incredibly easy to care for succulent, that has distinctive elongated leaves that fan out in a vase shape from a central base. As you may know, the plant is commonly used for medicinal purposes, being a good source for relieving sunburn or for moisturizing the skin. When first picking out an aloe plant, try smaller varieties such as Aloe Vera, which can be successfully grown on a sunny kitchen window. Just be sure to keep the spiky leaves away from high-traffic areas.

Size: Up To 3 feet high and 3 feet wide

Growing conditions: Bright light; 65 - 75°F; moderately dry soil

2 - Snake Plant

This carefree but tough succulent grows almost anywhere, making it an essential houseplant than can be perfect for anyone! Snake plant tolerates neglect but responds nicely to good care. Leathery, sword-shape leaves grow edged with yellow or white. Snake plants are great for beginners, but experienced houseplant growers also love it for its dramatic upright form that definitely adds to every atmosphere or aesthetic. When grown in bright light, it sends up a tall stalk of greenish fragrant flowers. The dwarf rosette varieties make nice desktop or tabletop plants.

Size: Up To 6 - 48 inches high and 6 - 36 inches wide

Growing Conditions: Low to bright light; 60 - 85°F; moderately dry soil

3 - Peace Lily

The beautiful peace lily is an easy and carefree plant that tolerates low humidity and low light. Its glossy, lance-shape leaves tip arching stems that surround the central flower spikes. The spoon-shape flowers normally appear in summer, but many cultivars bloom intermittently throughout the year. The dark leaves look attractive in a plain pot with a glossy finish.

Size: Up To 1 - 6 feet high and 1 - 5 feet wide

Growing Conditions: Low to bright light; 60 - 85°F; evenly moist soil

4 - Peperomia

Peperomia makes for such an extraordinary plant, with the most interesting feature being its leaves, which vary in shape (heart shape to narrow), texture (waxy to wafflelike) and color (green, reddish or silvery gray). Plants occasionally produce slender flowery spikes that resemble rats' tails. Use on tabletops and as a companion in dish gardens and mixed baskets. The plant tolerates the low light of a north windowsill and stays small enough to fit on a desk or to be used in a terrarium as well!

Size: Up To 6 - 12 inches high and 6 - 12 inches wide

Growing conditions: Low to medium light; 60 - 75°F; moderately dry soil

5 - Dieffenbachia

With its magnificent arching pointed leaves that can grow up to 12 inches long, it is decorated with marbled patterns colored in white or cream. Most of these plants grow out of a cane-like stem. The large leaves of dieffenbachia provide a tropical architectural accent and can easily blend well into a mixed grouping of foliage. One of dieffenbachia's common names, dumb cane, comes from the toxic sap in the leaves and stems that causes tongue numbness and swelling when chewed by humans or pets. So keep them away from small children and pets if you can!

Size: Up To 1 - 6 feet high and 1 - 3 feet wide

Growing conditions: Low to medium light; 65 - 80°F; evenly moist soil

6 - Hoya

A fast-growing and trailing plant, Hoya makes for an excellent plant that shows off both smooth, shiny foliage and pink or white flowers with red centers. The waxy, sweetly scented flowers give this plant its alternate common name, wax plant. Place in hanging baskets or train it to grow upward along a trellis. Even more, small-leaf types can be trained into topiaries.

Size: Up To 6 - 12 inches high and 48 inches wide, trailing

Growing conditions: Medium (foliage only) to bright light (for flowers); 55 - 75°F; moderately dry soil.

Happy planting!

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