If you’re looking to spice up your houseplant game in time for spring, low maintenance plants are the way to go. If you are a fantastic plant mom, then by all means, go for the crazy-hard plants that start to wilt if you so much as look at them.
Buuuuuut if you’re like me and keeping plants alive can be *tricky*, then these are 5 very solid options. As a bonus, I’ve also marked the plants that are non-toxic to pets!
Kimberly Queen Fern
I got my queen fern at the Walmart discount rack, where it was in a sad little black pot too small for the growing fern. But with a new pot and some soil, my fern has nearly doubled in size already and really makes my living room pop. They don’t need a ton of light but make sure you water them frequently. Non-toxic
Right now, this plant is all the hype on design blogs and Pinterest because it is a)extremely hard to kill, and b)it just looks so cool. I was iffy about buying one because they are mildly toxic to cats, but I couldn’t resist and now, I have one living on a shelf high up where Mooney doesn’t dare to go.
You knew this one was coming. Succulents are known for being super easy to take care of because they don’t need much water or light to survive. While there are many succulents to choose from, one of my favorites is the air plant, which you only need to lightly mist with water once a week at most. I keep mine in the bathroom so it naturally gets some water from the steam. Bada bing, bada boom. Some succulents are non-toxic, but look up specific types before you buy.
Weird name, awesome plant. The bromeliad is a wide plant that flowers into different colors. They’re also extraordinarily hardy. My bromeliad is a beautiful orange sunset color and lives in a low-light area by my TV, and it is happy as a clam. Non-toxic
I bought a majesty palm because it fits my decor aesthetic, which is an intense version of jungle chic (my boyfriend says our apartment is turning into a forest). Not only are majesty palms easy to care for, but they add major drama to any living space. Fun tip: If your palm leaves turn brown, it means you’re not watering enough. If they turn yellow, you’re over-watering. They also hate the cold so make sure to keep it away from windows in the winter or they’ll come close to death like mine did. Non-toxic
Bonus: Christmas Cactus
The Christmas cactus is just so cool. They look like a regular cactus throughout most of the year, but around Christmas time, they grow blossoms that can be in a variety of colors. Non-toxic