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Easy to Maintain House Plants to Spruce Up Your Home 

Easy plants for your home


House plants are having a major moment right now – chalk it up to a desire to be closer to nature or perhaps a hobby bred from almost a year of spending more time at home than we’re accustomed to.


Regardless of what catapulted plants into the upper echelons of interior styling, they seem to be a burgeoning staple in home design. But even with their popularity, adding a plant to your space for the first time may be intimidating. It is a living being with specific care needs after all. 


If you’re shopping around for an easy houseplant but don’t know where to start, read on. Here are our top 5 favorite, easy to maintain house plants to spruce up your space. 

 

Pothos 

Pothos house plant

The pothos –sometimes referred to as the devil’s ivy– is the gold standard for low maintenance house plants. They thrive in just about any corner of a home. Forget a watering? No problem. They may wilt a little but once you do water them they’ll perk right back up. Unlike more complicated plants, the pothos will bless you with new growth on a consistent basis. Over time you can even wrap its vines around an entire room. If you’re just dipping your toe into plant parenthood, the pothos is an easy place to start. 

 

Lighting: low - moderate lighting  

Watering Requirements: every 1 - 2 weeks, when soil drys out 

Loth & Co Planter to Match: Stripe Planter Pot

 

Snake Plant 

Snake plant

Style meets simplicity with the snake plant. This is a crowd favorite among plant lovers due to its sharp appearance and extremely simple care needs. Snake plants can survive just about anywhere. They don’t need to be watered too often and are highly resistant to pests. They also don’t mind extremely low light so if you don’t have a sunny room you might want to go with this plant. 


Lighting: low - high lighting (they aren’t picky) 

Watering Requirements: every 2 - 3 weeks 

Loth & Co Planter to Match: Stoneware Barbara Flower Pot


ZZ Plant 

ZZ plant

In the camp of plants-that-are-barley-alive, we have the ZZ plant. They are so low maintenance you would actually have to put some effort into killing them. To say the ZZ is resilient is an understatement. From infinite changes in the environment to long stretches between waterings, these beautiful rhizomes are sure to be a great addition to any home – green thumb or otherwise.

 

Lighting: low - bright light (wherever they fit)

Watering Requirements: every 1 - 2 weeks, when soil drys out 

Loth & Co Planter to Match: Mini Terra-Cotta Vases


Rubber Plant  

Rubber Plant

If you’re ready to graduate to a slightly more difficult house plant, the rubber plant might be a good fit for you. It’s still fairly easy to tend to but they do require a few more additional steps to flourish. Watering will vary based on the time of the year. You’ll also need to wipe down its leaves every so often so dust doesn’t block its ability to photosynthesis. 


Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight 

Watering Requirements: every week in summer, once or twice a month in the winter

Loth & Co Planter to Match: Blush Stoneware Terrazzo Planter


Succulents 

Succulent

Last but of course not least, we have the succulent. This broad umbrella of plants includes the jade plant, aloe plant, burros tail, and more. Although they can vary vastly in size, shape, and color most succulent plants require a fairly similar care routine. These plants can be hard to keep alive if you don’t have adequate lighting. They require a fun six hours of sunlight a day so they tend to do best near a south- or east-facing window. Otherwise, these are a reasonably easy family of plants to keep.  


Lighting: bright, indirect sunlight  

Watering Requirements: once a month or when soil is bone dry

Loth & Co Planter to Match: Stoneware Footed Planter





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