Easy Houseplants/Greenery

There's something about plants and greenery that brings life to a room.  Up until a few years ago I didn't have any live plants in my house.  I had a few fake arrangements from Homegoods, but that was the extent of my green thumb.  While I'm still far from a plant expert, I've found a few that I love and have been able to successfully keep alive for longer than a few weeks!  

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig - I have actually killed a few fiddle leaf figs, but I've learned a few tips for keeping them alive.  I've had mine for several years and it's done very well.  It was my Mother's Day gift when my daughter was first born so I've been extra motivated to keep it going.  I usually give it one large cup of water once a week and otherwise I just ignore it.  I do dust the leaves when they get dusty and I've heard shining them with coconut oil is great too.  They also prefer indirect light so I keep mine near a window.  They had some recently at Walmart too for around $15.  I found mine at IKEA.  My sister actually ordered one from this company and she said the customer service was excellent.  

2. Snake Plant/Sansiveria - This is probably my most favorite houseplant.  It's so easy to keep alive.  I practically ignore it and only water it whenever I remember, which isn't very often.  I love the modern look of it too.  I found mine at Lowe's in the indoor plant section or you can order a larger version here.  I've heard they clean the air too which is a nice added bonus.

3. Aloe Vera - This one is a new favorite for me.  I also pretty much ignore this one.  I've had it about a month now and so far so good.  I also love having one of these around because it's great for burns and cuts.  

4. Fresh Eucalyptus - If you follow me on instagram (@dwellingsbydevore) you probably know this already because I talk about it often.  I love using it by itself and it's the perfect base for other arrangements too.  I love using it with baby's breath and white hydrangeas, but it mixes well with so many other flowers and adds such a nice organic touch.  I get mine at Trader Joe's and prefer the silver dollar and seeded variety.  For $2.99/bunch you can't beat it.  It smells amazing and lasts forever.

5. Asparagus Fern - I just discovered this one recently too.  I love how full this one is and how much texture it adds.  I water this one a few times a week and I've found it prefers to have some natural sunlight.  I found mine at Lowes.

I also really like using fake succulents because most of the time they look so realistic.  I know the real ones are supposed to be easy to care for, but I haven't found that to be true for me.  If you have any tips please let me know in the comments!  I'd love to hear about some of your favorite, low maintenance house plants too! 


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