What are the best house plants for someone without a green thumb?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 23, 2017
    I have a Christmas cactus that came from a piece of one that came from my great, great, great grandmother. I'm terrible at watering it. One day I'll look at it and the leaves are all flat (meaning they are very, very dry). I stick it in my sink or shower and let the water gently run for a while. The I let it sit a while and within hour or so, it's starting to plump back up. Plus at Christmas time it does flower a little even though I don't put it out of the evening light bulb light, like you're supposed to do. I've even chopped pieces off to give to my kids and they are growing. My vote is for a Christmas Cactus.
  • Peg Peg on Aug 23, 2017
    Hope this helps.
  • Peg Peg on Aug 23, 2017
    hope this helps.
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 23, 2017
    Air ferns are great, they don't need soil, can put in any type of shell or container and they just need to be rinsed off once a week
  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Aug 23, 2017
    Good Afternoon Dominique :) Here is a link that I am sure you will be happy with because not only are these plants beautiful, the majority of them help to clean the air inside the house which will help you sleep more soundly than you currently do (not saying you have difficulties, but I don't know anyone who doesn't wish for a better night's sleep) ;) Enjoy! and thanks for coming to Hometalk for ideas :)
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 23, 2017
    That is the question I asked my Grandmother. She gave me 3 plants. I will give you one to start you off. Grandma said to get to know ONE well and learn how to care for it, then go from there. This is a philodendron. It does well without direct light, water once a week, and it should grow for you. Grandma also said to put gravel in a pot with holes in the pot bottom, then a few broken little pieces of charcoal, and use potting soil from Miracle grow potting soil. I grow them well now and others too. In fact people stop and compliment me on my yard too so I am learning as I go and after 50 yrs of growing plants I am not shy to try anyone of them.
  • Aid29185228 Aid29185228 on Aug 23, 2017
    sansevieria
  • Michele Michele on Aug 23, 2017
    air plants
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 23, 2017
    I always like ivy plants. They grow well, feature pretty green colors and don't need a ton of care. Or, you might try something different like succulents....they are also low maintenance.
  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Aug 23, 2017
    Oh, my, Dominique, not having a green thumb is a state of mind! Indoor plants want bright indirect light (a windowsill or table near a window), moisture, and a few minerals now and then. So, that said, philodendron (toxic to cats and dogs), African Violet, most ivys, orchids and anything else you see for sale inside a store - (ferns, Ti plants and the like). In order to keep them watered properly , follow the instructions that comes with the plant, but also use the catch saucer and pebble technique described above. Feed no more than once a month and never stronger than the fertilizer recommends.
  • Fix It Jen Fix It Jen on Aug 23, 2017
    Hard to kill: snake plant. Also called mothers in law tongue.
  • Sarinasala1 Sarinasala1 on Aug 24, 2017
    A jade plant is good or a maidenhair.Succulents are great indoors.Just water once a week.
  • Charly Charly on Aug 24, 2017
    Silk plants. Just dust and they're ready to go!😉
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