As a nation, we have become potty for house plants, and here at Chic we completely understand why. Having plants in the home has a ton of benefits including, reducing air pollution, controlling a room’s humidity and with research also suggesting that they can improve wellbeing, reduce stress, and increase productivity. What’s not to love?
Although not everyone is born with green thumbs, we wanted to make it easy for you to reap these benefits in your own home. Below we have listed our top three easiest plants to care for, that will look stylish in your home but come with the minimum amount of effort to keep alive.
Not only will this little plant look great on your windowsill, but the clear gel, inside each of these aloe vera leaves, has an endless list of health benefits. You may already be familiar with its healing powers against sun burn but it can also help with dry skin and make the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It can also boost hair growth when applied to the scalp as it deeply nourished the scalp to help the hair become stronger.
Some more astounding benefits of the humble aloe vera plant are its ability to promote healthy digestion, reduce cholesterol, boost the immune system, and help to fight cancer! A pretty remarkable little plant!
Care instructions: Aloe Vera plants like to be in well-drained soil, therefore ensure you have plenty of drainage holes in your pot as they cannot stand being sat in water. Only water when the soil is completely dry.
The Jade plant, also known as the money plant, is one of the most common in the succulent family. They are often used as desk ornaments due to their sturdy glossy exterior. The Jade plant has a very long lifespan and are commonly known to be passed down generations.
Care instructions: These plants like to have be in a warm, dry, sunny spot. Like the other plants on this list, they do not enjoy having wet feet and therefore need plenty of drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. Jade plants require more watering in the summer than winter. Only water when you notice the soil has turned dry and avoid getting water on the leaves as this could cause rot.
Jade plants will also grow towards the sun, if you notice this, rotate your plant, or move to a sunnier spot in your home.
The spider plant gets its name from its long leaves, giving the impression of spider’s legs. They reproduce regularly, allowing you to easily grow new baby spider plants, or give to a friend to grow their own!
Care instructions: Spider plants like to be in warm spots in indirect sunlight. A good spot for your spider plant is in a well-lit bathroom as they will absorb the moisture in the air from your hot baths or showers. We also recommend ensuring your pot has drainage holes and ensure the soil never completely dries out by watering when needed.