3 Indoor Plants That Are Easy To Maintain!

There are many plants out there that are gorgeous but difficult to take care of. In this article, I will give you some alternative plants that are just as beautiful that are easy to maintain!

Now just because these plants are easy to maintain does not mean you shouldn’t care for them as equally as you would other plants. Though these plants do tend to survive through neglect you still need to show them some love!

Peace Lilies

First up is the peace lily. These plants are very pretty to look at and are great candidates for indoor plants. Peace lilies are known to live on for years and grow flowers repeatedly. Apart from just its beauty it also does a great job of purifying air wherever it is.

Their name originated from the way their flowers tend to look. The white flowers that grow on the peace lily appear to look like white flags of peace. What’s silly about their name is that they aren’t actually lilies, but instead they’re tropical perennials.

Now for the peace lilies environment, it varies for the results you want. If you have a peace lily and want it to not bloom frequently or not bloom at all, then keeping it in a place with little to no light is the right choice.

On the other hand, if you want the peace lily to grow many flowers, then placing it somewhere where it does not get direct sunlight but still does get light is a great choice.

A way to know if your peace lily is not in the right place is if your peace lily starts to get brown leaves. This basically means that it is in direct sunlight and needs to be moved.

Since these peace lilies are tropical plants, they are very sensitive to cold temperatures so just make sure to have a place where they can stay warm.

Just like every other plant you do need to water peace lilies daily. Peace lilies are known to be drama queens because if you miss a day of watering, they will become floppy. No need to worry about this though. If it does happen, just water it again and it should go back to the beautiful plant it was.

The last thing you need to look out for is yellow leaves. When the leaves turn yellow that just means that they are starting to turn old. Just give the plant a quick trim and all will be well.

A quick disclaimer for these peace lilies, they are not safe to be around young children or pets because if it were to be eaten it does cause tongue swelling and extreme nausea.

Jade Plant

The jade plant is probably one of the most popular indoor plants to have. If this plant is properly taken care of, it will have beautiful thick glossy leaves. Jade plants are often bought because they symbolize good luck and are very easy to learn to look after.

The scientific name of the jade plant is crassula ovata which might be unexpected but not too tricky to read. It was named this because it belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It was named the jade plant because of the beautiful color of the jade-green leaves.

For the jade plant, it needs to be in a place full of sun in order to grow to its full potential. If it’s not in a place with lots of sun then it will turn stunted and leggy. The jade plant does better in warmer temperatures during the day but its preferred environment in the night is somewhere chilly. If your jade plant gets lots of sun during the day then it will be able to survive in higher temperatures than the recommended ones.

The watering routine for a jade plant is very different from the peace lilies. In fact, it doesn’t really have one. To prevent under watering it or over watering it, just water it whenever the soil on the top layer is dry. If you water the jade too often you will give your jade plant root rot. If you couldn’t tell by the name, it means that the roots will start to slowly rot until the jade plant dies. In order to tell if your jade plant is receiving too little water, its leaves will start to fall off and have leaf spots.

If you do take care of your beautiful jade plant well enough, it will grow to be a beautiful jade tree.

Aloe Vera

The Aloe vera is a very popular plant and it is known to be very easy to take care of. The name comes from the Arabic word “Alloeh” which means “shining bitter substance.” For the “vera” part, it means “true” in Latin.

The aloe vera plant is a shrubby succulent plant and as some people know is a semi spiky plant. Many also know that the aloe vera produces a gel that many nowadays use for health, beauty, medicinal, and skin care properties. The aloe vera plant, surprisingly, does bloom flowers if taken care of under the correct conditions.

The aloe vera plant is more likely to bloom as an outdoor plant but it can as an indoor plant too. When it is indoors, you should keep it in a bright and sunny area. If it is not in a sunny area it will stop growing. During the summer, you can place it outside but do not put it directly in the sun right after bringing it out. You should instead gradually put it in brighter places in order to avoid overexposure to the sun.

Since the aloe vera is a desert species, you should only water heavily about once every two weeks. If you decide to keep the soil moist the aloe vera will get root rot. Limping or brown leaves can be the signal that you are overwatering your plant. There isn’t much to watering the aloe vera because it is a very simple plant.

As you know already, the aloe vera plant does produce flowers. When the flowers bloom, you simply just snip off the long stem from the base.

When you want to harvest the aloe vera, it is best to snip off the aloe vera from the stem as close as possible. The gel the aloe vera produces is a great substance to put on burns. The gel will cause the healing time to shorten. It also has great benefits for your skin! If you spread the substance on your face it can reduce acne and redness that is caused by mild to moderate psoriasis. It is not recommended to ingest aloe vera as it will cause kidney problems if you eat too much. It is still okay to add some to your smoothies for the great benefits!