Even the Blackest of Thumbs Can Care for These 10 Houseplants

If your friends have called you a “fake plant mom” one too many times for having artificial plants versus live ones, look no further for a solution. Even if you think making eye contact with your plants from across the room causes them to die, these 10 are idiot and laser-eye-proof.

1. Money Tree

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Money Tree plants have braided trunks and big floppy leaves. This plant would do best by a window with indirect light. It does best in warm, humid indoor climates and needs very little water every ten days or so. They also have deep meaning attached to them, so they make perfect gifts!

2. Pothos Plants

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Pothos plants are great because they don’t need to be watered often and can be placed in indirect light. Some newer varieties like the Baltic Blue even have fascinating fenestration.

3. Indoor Herbs

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Did you know you can also grow herbs indoors? You can buy an artificial growing system that uses light to mimic sunlight and grows plants. All you have to do is make sure the bottom of the planter is filled with water and watch it grow. For ideas, view this list of herbs to grow in your kitchen.

4. Fiddle-Leaf Fig

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Although this plant is a smaller version of its big brother, it is much more manageable than its larger counterpart. The small one can be trained to grow larger in time if that’s something you’re interested in. The plant thrives in warm, humid environments and likes to be in the sun. You’ll also need to ensure that the top inch of the soil stays wet. You should also turn the plant every few weeks.

5. Bird of Paradise

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These plants thrive in warm climates, and they can grow up to 5 feet tall. They only need to be watered once a week.

6. Succulents

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Succulents are some of the most low-maintenance plants that exist. They need very little water to do well, and they can be placed in any room, in virtually any climate condition.

7. Snake Plant

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Snake plants have unique-looking leaves. They prefer direct sunlight, so a windowsill is perfect for them. They only need to be watered once a week, and their leaves need to be dusted periodically. Also, there are over 30 different Snake plant varieties to choose from.

8. Air Plants

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Air plants are unique because they don’t need to be planted in soil. They do the best in terrariums. They only need to be soaked in water once a month for around 10 minutes to rehydrate them. Dry them out completely before returning them to their spot.

9. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera thrives in dry climates and indirect sun. These plants only need to be watered around once a week. If you notice the plant becoming pale, it may need to be moved either further into or out of sunlight. Some people even make their own Aloe Vera gel out of the leaves.

10. Bamboo

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This stylish plant grows in a pebble-filled planter. There needs to be at least an inch of water in the planter in order for the plant to thrive.

This article, Even the Blackest of Thumbs Can Care for These 10 Houseplants, was originally published on Nature of Home.

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