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House plants have a way of bringing a room together. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also help to cleanse and purify the air you breathe.  Some people are naturals when it comes to keeping plants around, but others, not so much. There are some houseplants that can be finnicky, making them trickier to keep alive, but there are also some that actually tough to kill, making them a better choose for many who simply do not have the time to put into plant keeping. Read on for some houseplants that are easy to keep alive, and will keep you breathing freshly oxygenated air.  

Spider plants

Spider plants are among some of the most resilient house plants there are.

Spider plants have an ability to survive even the most negligent plant owner.

If you have a history of killing plants, but would still like to give plant parenting a try because of the amazing air purifying benefits and and aesthetically pleasing vibe, then spider plants may be for you. 

Water: Water your spider plant when the top half of the soil is dry. Spider plants are able to tolerate completely drying out, but be careful not to leave them in dried out for too long. If you live in a particularly dry environment, plants can benefit from a daily misting from a spray bottle. Watering too often can cause root rot and yellowing of leaves. A good guideline is weekly watering, but this can vary depending on the plants size and the amount of sunlight it is getting.

Light: Spider plants are fans of indirect sunlight, but are also able to thrive in lower light conditions. Leaves can get scorched if the sunlight is too hot.

Care: If you do notice brown leaves or tips of leaves you will want to either pluck the leaves, or clip the tips of the leaf.  Discoloration may be caused by chemicals in water, or overwatering. Leaves will start to droop when plant is underwatered. 

Where to find Spider plants: Right here! Click here to grab your you new spider plant. If we are out of plants though, Spider plant babies with and without roots started can also be found on on Etsy and Amazon. Check out these Spider plant babies that are raised with Reiki and crystals. Larger Spider plants can be located at your local plant store or home improvement stores, but keep in mind that it is not likely that they were raised with the same Reiki, love and crystals 😊

Pothos plants

Pothos plants are perfect for plant killers. 

Pothos are tough as nails and withstand quite a bit of being forgotten about in the watering department.

If keeping plants alive is not usually your forte, be prepared for that to change. Pothos is ready for you and whatever neglect you throw at it (it would prefer Love though!).

Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely before the next watering. Too much watering can cause rotting of the roots.  Leaves will start to wilt when plant is in need of water. A good guideline is weekly watering, but this can vary depending on the plants size and the amount of sunlight it is getting.

Sunlight: Pothos are fans of indirect sunlight, but are able to tolerate lower and brighter lighting to an extent.

Care: If the plant leaves are getting too light, this could mean the light source is too bright, or that the plant is receiving too much water. If the leaves are getting darker and more green, this could be because of too little light, or too much water. 

Where to find Pothos: Well right here of course! Click here, or on the picture of the pothos. In the event that we have run out in the shop,  you can also find Pothos with and without roots started can be found on on Etsy. Check out these Spider plant babies that are raised with Reiki and crystals. Larger Spider plants can be located at your local plant store or home improvement stores, but keep in mind that it is not likely that they were raised with the same Reiki, love and crystals 😊

Snake Plant

Snake plants are real warriors. 

They don’t need much of your time at all, and they will still reward you impressive growth and fresh air.

Just when you thought you would never be able to keep another plant alive, along comes the snake plant to boost your confidence and have you feeling totally plant proficient.

Water: Don’t over do it! Snake plants are prone to root rot, so wait until these beauties have sucked about most of the water in the soil before giving them anymore.  Allow soil to become just about all dry before it’s next watering.

Sunlight: These resilient straight shooters can thrive just about anywhere, but for optimal growth, indirect sunlight is preferred. 

Care: Your snake plant should remain happy in warm, indirect sunlight, and well draining soil. A common issue seen in snake plants is root rot. Root rot occurs when the soil is staying too moist, and not draining properly. Planting in specialized snake plant soil can help to allow these guys to do what they do best- grow

Where to find snake plants: Snake plants can be found in your local garden center, as well as Amazon, and Etsy. Choose from full grown plants, or clippings to watch your plants grow from babies

Peace Lily

Peace Lilies will make for a Peaceful and worry free space.

Beautiful greenery year round, with beautiful flower blooms each spring.

Peace lilies can tolerate a bit of forgetful plant parenting, and will definitely let you know if they are feeling thirst. As long as they are in your line of sight, you should definitely be able to keep this one alive. 

Water: Water when the top layers of soil seem are dry. Careful not to overwater. Peace lily leaves will start to droop if  they are feeling thirsty, this is a good sign to water them!

Sunlight: Indirect, bright sunlight is optimal, that being said, these guys can do well with less light too. More light will lead to more flowering. Lower light will reduce flowering. 

Care: Warm, indirect light is optimal. When you notice leaves drooping, simply give these beauties’ a drink and they should perk right up. Root rot does happen here, so ensuring that the soil is not always saturated is important. 

Where to find Peace Lilies: These beauties can be found in your local garden center, as well as Amazon, and Etsy

Succulents

Succulents will make you forget about your black thumb, and have you feeling like a plant pro in no time. 

Succulents really spruce up a space while taking very little of your time and energy.

With many different varieties and planting containers, the creative possibilities are endless. Creating succulent gardens is a beautiful and rewarding creative outlet. It can be a meditative project to keeo you grounded and

Water: Water your succulents when the soil gets dry. Overwatering will keel these beauties. 

Sunlight: These guys love the light! The more the better. Lower light conditions will likely be tolerated, but the closer to a window, the better.

Care: The biggest issue with these guys is overwatering. Be sure to let soil dry out completely. 

Where to find succulents: These beauties can be found in your local garden center, as well as Amazon, and Etsy

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