Nature, indoor and outdoor, has been shown through research to significantly improve mental health, cognition (e.g. memory, concentration), social relationships, and negative reactions to stress. Read more about how houseplants can improve your mental and physical health.
As we spend more time indoors and have less access to outdoor activities, the accessibility of nature becomes more and more limited. One solution? Bring nature indoors and spruce up your space with houseplants.
Busy, homebound, graduate-student-tested, here are the top 10 easiest houseplants to take care of (plus recommendations from the experts).
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1. Snake Plant
2. Aloe Vera
3. Spider Plant
4. Pothos varieties
5. Air Plant
Modest required care with a stunning reward.
Succulents are perhaps one of the most common houseplants and they come in many types – varying in color and size.
Succulents are easy to care and look great in arrangements or on their own.
7. ZZ Plant
The ZZ plant spends a lot of its time dormant, which means you only have to water once a month.
ZZ plants also thrive in most indoor areas, making it a great, resilient option.
Fun fact: these plants are also thought to symbolize friendship, making it a great gift. Buy a ZZ plant for your home today.
Bamboo is a great option for limited space, since it stays contained to single shoots.
Watch your bamboo quickly grow with little maintenance!
A bonus – bamboo rarely has issues with disease or pests.
10. Coffee Arabica
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