Easy care house plants that won’t die on you, even if you’re a newbie.

One of the most popular ways to decorate and green up your homes is to bring in a variety of  plants. It adds color and life to any home! But what if you have no confidence in your ability to take care of house plants? Here are easy care house plants that last for a while.


This plant is perhaps one of the easiest plants to take care of because you don’t have to really do anything. The pothos plant can withstand almost any environment and does well in indirect sunlight as well as low light.

As for soil, they thrive in rich and poor soil. This plant can also grow in water as well, making it a popular choice for its adaptability. Pothos is a very beautiful and undemanding plant to have, but do be aware that it can also be poisonous. If ingested, the plant can cause irritation and vomiting because it has calcium oxalates, which is the most common type of kidney stone. So keep this plant out of range of young children and animals.

Pothos houseplant

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most popular succulents that has ever been sold. Not only are they stunning, but also have benefits. Many people know of aloe vera for certain creams that relieve sunburn. Well, now you have the actual plant to ease your pain! The juice from their leaves will help heal your wounds. Do keep in mind that the juices from the leaves are made to be applied and should not be ingested.

To care for this lovely plant, make sure that the plant is placed in a wide and deep container or pot. If there is a stem, make sure that the pot you are placing it in is deep enough for the stem to go under the soil. When choosing a container or pot, choose one with drainage holes at the bottom. This way excess water can drain out. Without proper drainage, the aloe plant can rot. Once you’ve placed your plant in a new pot, you won’t have to water it for a week. This will give it time to grow new roots. Once it seems rooted, you can move it to a warm and bright area with indirect sunlight.

Aloe vera plants do best in temperatures between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When watering the plant, water it deeply but do not let it sit. It is recommended to water it every three weeks, and more frequently during the winter season. Use your fingers to feel the soil before watering.

Aloe Vera

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Jade Plant

These adorable, multiple sprouting succulents are lovely additions to any home. What makes it even better is that they are a symbol of good luck, so why not add it to your home to increase your luck? Jade plants are relatively easy to take care of, but you must make sure to water them properly. It is important to never let the plant dry out, but also do not soak the plant since this will allow it to rot. Feel the soil to see if it needs watering. If it is dry to the touch then water it just enough.

In regards to temperature and sunlight, they do relatively well in day time temperatures of 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit and 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit at night. If they get enough sunlight then they will able to live in higher temperatures than these. Make sure that they have full sunlight otherwise they will not grow properly.

Jade Plant

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Peace Lily

Peace lilies are beautiful and well, do make you feel rather peaceful. These plants are tropical that thrive on the forest floor, so you can only imagine how much moisture these need. Because they are tropical plants, they also need to be placed in moderate temperatures. So temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit should suffice, and be sure to keep them away from drafty cold windows.

These plants can grow pretty tall so do make sure you make room for these beauties. When watering them, water them enough to keep the soil moist. The water you use is also important for these plants. Make sure to use filtered, room-temperature water if possible.

Peace Lily

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Asparagus Fern

This plant is by no means related to the vegetable. The asparagus fern is an indestructible house plant that is pretty flexible in terms of planting scheme but is more likely to be found growing indoors. They’re small and needle-like but can surprise you with dainty white blossoms followed by red berries that can attract birds.

To care for the asparagus fern you will need to make sure that the soil is in organically rich and well-drained. The plant should also be placed in indirect or filtered light, but during warmer months you can move asparagus ferns outdoors. They do prefer warmer and humid climates and can’t withstand temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

asparagus fern

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Chinese Money Plant

These are pretty unique looking plants since the leaves look like coins! It’s pretty difficult to find this plant around the world, except in Scandinavia where it is exceptionally popular. Also called the Pilea plant, and are relatively simple to take care of but do have more steps. The plant prefers a well-draining potting soil and must need a pot with drainage holes. The soil needs to be relatively dry between waterings and needs more water during warmer climates.

A tip for keeping these plants a little perkier, it is recommended you rotate the plant once a week to prevent it from getting lopsided. During warmer months, you can put it outside but do not put it in direct sunlight.

chinese money plant

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Yucca plants are almost like imitation palm trees in your room. These easy care house plants don’t need a lot of water and can withstand drought. The soil quality could be poor as well, but as long as it is heavy and sturdy enough to keep the plant upright. The soil must also be able to retain some water to keep the plant healthy. But it should be well-drained. You can move the plant indoors or outdoors when the temperature is warm enough in spring and summer. However, do not put it under harsh direct sunlight. It is best to put it under gentle morning sun or afternoon shade.


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Consider these easy care house plants next time you want to add color to your home.

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