My Top 5 House Plants

I’m completely besotted with indoor plants.  I can’t get enough of them.  My family despair of the amount we have and watering and dusting them can be quite a mission!  It’s getting tricky to sneak more in at his point, we have around 50 of them, according to the children.  What makes me chuckle is that my daughter, a mini-me, is now wanting plants for her bedroom!!

So, which are the best houseplants to have in your house?  I’ve put together a little guide for you.  These ones are all relatively easy to care for and need little fuss.

 

Snake Plant (AKA Mother In Law’s Tongue)

snake plant - top indoor plants

These are great plants because they look lovely but also only need watering a couple of times a month.  Minimal fuss!  They like minimal direct sunlight.

 

Peace Lily

peace lilyThese are really pretty plants and again, really easy to care for.  I feel like you have a grace period before killing these because they grow really droopy when you need watering, once you’ve given them a drink, they perk right back up!  You can get away with watering these weekly.  They also like indirect sunlight.

 

Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera)

monstea plant

My monstera plant isn’t actually doing so well so I’m not a great authority on these.  I think mine is too far away from the sunlight.  It likes to be dappled/indirect sunlight but not all day.  They are very beautiful plants though with their big pretty leaves.

Calathea

calathea

This is one of my favourite house plants.  Also very forgiving because its leaves curl up when they’re in dire need of watering so there’s no excuse for every killing them off.  I love that they curl their leaves up in the evenings too.  These plants prefer a shadier spot.  We have two of these in our lounge and one in our bedroom.  They’re all well and healthy.

 

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

pothos - devil's ivy

These are also very popular in our house.  We have around ten of them because they’re beautiful and they trail everywhere.  You can have them hanging and trailing over pictures and from ceilings.  They’re just beautiful.  Another forgiving plant that tells you before it dies by drooping its leaves.  These don’t like to be in direct sunlight and you can let the soil dry before watering them.

 

I hope you also love houseplants.  I’ll definitely be adding to my collection soon.  Remember to check the toxicity of plants if you have pets.

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