Houseplants are a great way to bring the outside in. They add life and warmth to a space, and many are very easy to maintain aka "Keep Alive". The following are my top five favorite, easy-to-care-for indoor plants.
The Pothos plant has to be my top favorite indoor plant. Since this plant can go up to 1-2 weeks between watering, this is the perfect indoor plant for someone on the go. The amount of watering depends on how much light the plant gets. More light equals more frequent watering, and less light equals less watering.
The Kalanchoe is next on the list! This beauty not only gives you gorgeous greenery, but beautiful blooms as well. Just like the Pothos, this plant can go longer between watering. The Kalanchoe can go weeks without watering, making it the perfect plant for someone who is forgetful, like myself.
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a big larger, but can really add some height to an empty corner. This plant loves a lot of light, so placing near a window is best. The Fiddle Leaf Fig prefers damp soil, with a slight drying out period between watering. The large leaves on this tree are so beautiful.
Green ivy is a beautiful addition to any room. This trailing plant prefers its soil to be slightly dry and does not do well in soggy soil. For the variegated varieties, make sure they have adequate light to maintain the color variance.
Last, but certainly not least, the Snake Plant is one of the hardiest indoor plants I have found. This plant is very drought tolerant. I may or may not have in advertently forgotten to water this one for ... ahem awhile, and it is still thriving.
When choosing a houseplant, consider your lifestyle, and purchase your plants accordingly. There are plenty of plants that require a lot of care, but for someone on the go a lot that may not be the best option. Adding in plants that are low maintenance are a great place to start when adding house plants to your home.