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Posted by Freytag's Florist on October 12, 2015 | Last Updated: September 29, 2020 Austin Decor How To Plant Care plants Uncategorized

5 Easiest Houseplants to Keep Alive

Houseplants are delightful to have around. They help with filtering out toxins from the air and make your home have a cozier vibe.

Fortunately, there are a few low-maintenance houseplants you can grow indoors that appreciate being almost completely independent. Here are our suggestions for the top five favorites you can select straight from our catalog!

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5. Spathiphyllum Lily or Peace Lily plants originate from the tropical rainforests of Central America. They have large, glossy leaves and beautiful, lily-like white blossoms. The Peace Lily is a popular ‘any occasion’ gift that’s very easy to maintain. It thrives indoors and requires little sunlight. The soil is best left moist. It can survive minimal watering when the soil is dry.


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4. Croton is native to Southeast Asia and its oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. The Croton’s beautifully variegated color ranges from red, golden yellow, orange, green, and cream. Contrary to what is commonly known, the Croton is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. They enjoy full to medium sunlight and thrive in moist (but not soggy) soil. They only need to be watered when the top of the soil is dry to the touch.


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3. Arboricola, aka Parasol Plant or Umbrella Plant, is native to both Taiwan and Hainan. It has a high tolerance for inferior growing conditions. If that’s not enticing enough, it can also adapt to a wide variety of light levels. (But prefers higher light, if possible.)

This plant grows quickly and can become quite bushy. Luckily, it can also handle heavy pruning. Don’t be afraid to prune the plant down to a manageable size if it outgrows its space. Give it some room too and watch it grow endlessly!


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2. Sansevieria, also lovingly called Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or the Snake Plant is part of the Asparagaceae family. These are extremely hardy plants that prefer being independent most of the time.

They can grow up 4 feet tall and feature long, wide, green-and-yellow striped leaves with an outline of lighter green or yellow. They do best in full sun with very minimal water. Only water the Sansevieria when soil is completely dry. This might take longer if the plant is not in full sun.


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1. Succulents win as the easiest houseplant to grow and maintain. Hens and Chicks are our favorite types to work with and are ones planted in container gardens or flower arrangements. No surprise as to how they grow into beautiful rosette form- a favorite characteristic of this succulent. There are so many varieties that range in colors from jade green to deep purple too.

Hens and Chicks will reward you with more plants as they tend to propagate quickly. The main plant, the “hen” will develop “chicks” buds around the base which soon sprout their own roots, growing in a tight cluster close to the main plant. They do well in full to moderate sun and planted in porous, rocky soil. Water only when the soil is completely dry and allow the extra water to fully drain.


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