Plants are more popular than ever especially since we have been spending more time at home. They clean the air, add a fresh quality, provide bright green color, and last longer than flowers. Here are my favorite EASY Plants To Brighten Your Home. This is a completely updated post.
We are also learning from some other bloggers about their favorite plants and flowers! Their links are at the end of the post.
If I can keep these 10 plants alive, so can YOU!
In the past, I have bought houseplants at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Lately, when I see a nice-looking plant at Trader Joe’s, our grocery store, or Target, I will add one to the grocery cart. It’s a great gift to YOURSELF.
1. Snake Plant — Very Easy
This plant, also called Mother In Laws’s tongue, is super tolerant and is great to grow in narrow spaces and when you want some height. It needs little water. Notice that it has new growth for Springtime?
Note: I water all my plants on Sundays to varying degrees. For example, the Snake plant needs very little water but other plants can get droopy and need more.
2. ZZ Plant — Super Easy
Another super easy plant. This ZZ plant is in the foyer of our elevator landing and it gets very little natural light. This is about seven years old and I sort of forget about it.
3. Phalaenopsis Orchid in the Foyer — Just Needs a Little Love
Orchids don’t like direct sunlight…and just want a few ice cubes a week. Easy. I don’t really keep them after the blooms are gone…but lots of people put them in their backyards until they come back. When buying orchids, I look for two stems and lots of buds. This was a gift from my Florida girlfriends. I will replace them with orchids from Trader Joe’s or the SF Flower Mart.
4. Peace Lily — Less Easy But Pay Attention; it tells you when it’s thirsty
Who doesn’t want a tranquil plant? I can tell when it’s drooping that it wants an extra little H2O. I’ve moved it to the bathroom where it likes the steam from the shower.
5. Fiddle Leaf Fig — NOT Easy for everyone unless…
I’ve been lucky with Fiddle Leaf Fig trees the last several years and I think it’s due to the fact that I place them where they get a lot of indirect afternoon sunlight...and I water this one about a quart a week with plant fertilizer every other month.
6. Bromeliads — Very Easy
I put bromeliad plants at the base of the fiddle leaf fig tree a few years ago and they just keep growing. I water them through their centers and they drain into the tree’s base.
7. Boston Fern — Easy
I bought this fern at Target. I only water it once a week.
8. Bird’s Nest Fern in the Living Room — Easy!
I place this plant on the coffee table instead of flowers when I don’t have any. Nice pop of color.
9. Button Fern — Medium Difficulty
This plant also tells you when it’s thirsty when the leaves shrivel a bit (which seems more than once a week). And since I only like to water my plants once a week…this is a little tougher.
10. Basil Plant – Easy as I replace it every few weeks when all the leaves are gone
I add fresh basil to pasta, salads, appetizers, and as a garnish.
The Sill Retail Plant Store
Have you heard about The Sill? We have one on Union Street here in San Francisco. I went there last weekend with my daughter and Chief…
Pots and Planters
Here are some of my favorite planters. In fact, I have these and they are only $15 for three.
And those are EASY Plants To Brighten Your Home! Let’s visit my friends for some more plant and flower fun!