Three Types of Plants to Spruce Up Your Home!

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Three Types of Plants to Spruce Up Your Home!

People are spending more time than ever inside their homes, which can lead to stale air and boredom with your surroundings. The urge to redecorate can be overwhelming, but sometimes it isn't an option! One of the quickest ways to breathe new life into a room, and circulate your oxygen a little better, is to make your house a home for plants. They offer benefits to your air, and the looks of your rooms, they also allow you to form a habit around caring for them – which can help with mental health.

Here are three types of plants to consider, to brighten up your rooms!


These plants are one of the first to come to mind when people think of caring for plants indoors. Their long and beautiful vines can be draped over window sills, dressers, and even television stands, depending on how long your pothos grows.

Pothos are simple to care for and beautiful to look at, not needing a ton of sunlight to flourish. As long as they get 2-3 hours of sunshine on some of their leaves most days, the plant will spread and grow and even flower in some species.

To care for these plants, ensure their pot is full enough for their roots to spread some and water only the soil and roots once a week. Don't water the leaves, or let the leaves get in contact with the soil because that might make them rot.

Waxy Leaved Plants

Plants with waxy leaves, like the ZZ plant, or a snake plant, are a fantastic starter plant for anyone who wants something striking but isn't sure where to start. The waxy leaves generally mean they're hardier plants that can go longer without water and stand up to temperature changes. They're usually gorgeous plants, coming in stripe designs or dark leaves depending on the species, and they grow relatively slowly.

This plant is better for someone who has pets that usually try to eat plants – they’re nontoxic, and the texture will make most pets spit them out immediately. The great thing about these plants is that they're also pretty trendy right now, which means they can kick the decor of any room up a notch. You'll want to buy so many of these that you may find yourself looking at Portland houses for sale to make more room for them!


These hardy desert plants have had a significant surge in popularity for the last ten years. They're nearly zero effort, beautiful to look at, and can add a fresh texture to the decor of any room. Although these are pickier with humidity and watering, most are hardy against any temperature changes or fluctuations.

The most common problem most people have with these plants is root rot from overwatering. If you know that you have trouble overwatering or worry you'll fuss with the plant too much, then succulents might not be for you. The most these plants usually need is a spritz of water every few weeks. This step will give them all the water they need since they harvest it and hold onto it for as long as possible.

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