Open Your House With Something Green!

Top 4 Best Houseplants To Care For


Celeste Padilla, Reporter

Greenery can open and illuminate any space in a household.
Bedrooms, office areas and kitchens all can be given more life by just introducing a plant into the space. With just water and sunlight these plants will not only provide an aesthetically pleasing look but also produce amazing health benefits as well. 

Many studies have proven that household plants produce mental and also physical benefits that include:

  • Boost mood
  • Increase productivity & creativity
  • Improves air quality 
  • Lowers stress & anxiety
  • Improves performance & focus 


The Snake Plant

The Snake plant (Dracaenae Trifasciata) is a succulent plant and is characterized by its upright swordlike leaves with vibrant yellow edges. These plants can survive in lowlight for a long period of time which makes it a great low maintenance plant! 


The snake plant contributes to purifying the air in your home. Through small contributions, the snake plant can absorb and remove harmful toxins such as Benzene, C02, formaldehyde, toluene and xylene.  The snake plant is also one of the most oxygen producing houseplant, which can create a refreshing flow of air inside your house!


When it comes to light the snake plant is very versatile and can do well in bright indirect light but also low light. The snake plant is a low maintenance plant because it only needs to be watered every 2-3 weeks. A tip for when the seasons change, after watering it is good to let the snake plant dry out during the winter.



Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum) or Devil’s Ivy are commonly grown as hanging planets, but also grown wholly are able to climb and grow around stuff and reach up to 10 feet long. These plants can come in a range of colors such as green, white, yellow and also a pale green. Pothos are characterized by their leaves that are bright and waxy with a heart pointy shape. 


Similar to the Snake plant, Pothos also is an excellent purifier and cleanses the air of harmful toxins such as Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Dioxide. Due to its purifying qualities it can help limit odors inside the selected space. Pothos is a low maintenance plant which means it’s very easy to grow and look after!



Since Pothos is a low maintenance plant they are very flexible with lighting and do well in bright environments and even fluorescent lighting as well as low light environments. Watering pothos is easy due to them only needing to be watered every 1-2 weeks allowing the plant to dry out between watering. These plants are able to be grown in soil but also vases of water! A tip while caring for this plant is to not put them in direct sunlight. 



Jade Plant

The Jade plant (Crassula Ovata) is a succulent plant that can grow up to 5 feet and are characterized by their teardrop waxy leaves. These plants are easy and simple to care for and are commonly known as a lucky plant, money plant and also money tree. 


The Jade plant increases humidity which is great for spaces that are around other plants and also good areas. Similar to the other plants above this plant also acts as a purifier. These plants are often seen as good luck symbol in Asia and are seen to bring positive financial energies. 


The Jade plant requires full sunlight in order to grow properly. When it comes to watering Jade plants make sure that they never fully dry out completely. The flexibility with this plant comes from not needing to water on a schedule. A tip for watering is to just water whenever the top of the soil is dry. 


Peace Lily

The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a beautiful plant that produces flowers along with a light fragrance, adding light to any space. These plants can reach up to three feet tall and are hard to kill giving itself a title of a resilient plant. 


The Peace Lily is an air cleaning plant which can provide a refreshing production of air in any space. They can also absorb mold spores and acetone vapors by just absorbing the air around them. These plants are low maintenance and are bringers of peace that is symbolized by the white flowers that bloom from them.


Peace Lilies are characterized as a low maintenance plant because they thrive in low light and shaded conditions. Peace Lilies enjoy being watered a lot at once but need time to dry out between waterings fully because they are prone to root rot! A tip while caring for a Peace Lily is to be aware of drooping and take it as a sign that your Peace Lily is thirsty.

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