I firmly believe EVERY ROOM in your house needs something alive and green.  Plants add beauty and elegance to your decor…and they also can have health benefits (more info on that here).  While I love them, I simultaneously hate plants because I always manage make them look ugly over time.  Too much water, too little water, or sometimes I think they are out to spite me.  LOL!

And then I think to myself, “Why invest in plants when I am just going to kill them?”

But, over the years of owning many kinds of greenery, there are TWO types of plants that I have had really good luck with and I hope you will, too.  I am not an expert or a pro at plant care, but I ran this by a few friends who are really (REALLY) into gardening and they responded with a resounding YES to these babies, too….

Sweetheart Vine or Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron Scandens)
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamifolia)

Let me explain why I love them so much and why (with minimal maintenance we have been able to keep them alive for 6+ years!)



One thought on “STOP KILLING YOUR HOUSE PLANTS | Best house plants

  1. Ha ha, I’m exactly like you, actually I’d bought a small plant from IKEA about 8 years ago. I thought it was supposed to be a very low maintenance plant, it turned out my standard of low maintenance wasn’t the same as the real standard, LOL! I think it lasted for a month or so!

    Yesterday a friend gave me a Cactus, I thought, “OK, they live in desert, so I don’t really need to look after it. Great!” Not until I read the tag that came with it, “LOCATION – a well lit area (OK), A sunny window sill is fine (ummm), but rotate the plant a quarter of a turn at each watering (did I see watering?). WATERING – Allow the potting mix to dry out, then thoroughly wet the mix again (what again?). Do not keep constantly wet (of course not!). Water very sparingly in Winter (maybe just don’t water it?!).”

    So I’ll see how long will this little plant last this time ;-p

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