Easy house plants

Diane Weber 03.31.2021

If you have trouble keeping house plants alive, you are not alone.  Even if you have a green thumb for your plants outside, taking care of your house plants can be a challenge. How much light should they get? How often do I water? How big will this plant get? So many elements need to be considered before buying a plant. Lucky for you, there are some helpful tips and tricks below to help you decide on easy house plants for your home. 


The first plant you need is a ZZ. A ZZ or Zamioculcas zamiifolia plant can be used as an air purifier and removes Toluene and Xylene from indoor air. This plant is so easy to take care of they almost feel fakeThey don’t mind low light or a lot of light and are perfectly fine with anything in between. They require very little water and can be tended to when the soil is dry to the touch. These easy house plants are great for shelves and midsize spaces and look great in any room of your home.

Snake Plant

Next plant you need for your low maintenance collection is a snake plant. Again, these guys can be just about anywhere and will be happy with any kind of light. These easy house plants are also very drought resistant and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. Unlike the ZZ, Snake Plants can get to be rather large, so you may want to plan ahead for a corner of your home that this guy will fit in. One big advantage of the snake plant is that it has the ability to absorb and remove harmful toxins and fight against airborne allergies.

Rubber Tree

Lastly, you will want to get a Rubber Tree. They require a little more attention than the other two. Unlike the first two, Rubber Trees need to be watered once a week, rather than once a month so that you allow the soil to get dry between watering. Like the Snake Plant, the Rubber Tree can get to be pretty large, so this is something to be aware of when purchasing a pot for it. They also require a little more sunlight but nothing direct is needed.  An easy house plant that looks beautiful!

If you’re looking to find plants in the Des Moines Metro, be sure to visit Art Terrarium and Petals and Moss as these local stores have great selections and knowledgeable staff to answer any of your questions. 

Happy planting!  

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