It's that time of the year! Flowers are beginning to bloom and nearly anywhere you go you can find plants for sale. If you're anything like me it can be hard to keep yourself from making that next plant purchase. I've come home with 8 new house plants in the last couple of weeks alone! Caring for your new friends can be very fulfilling, but it can also be frustrating if you don't have much of a green thumb. But have no fear! Here are a few low maintenance options for anyone who wants to add a pop of some greenery to their home.

Aloe Vera

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Aloe is a popular succulent that has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It can be used to treat burns and other wounds to help the healing process. How neat?! Because it is a succulent it should not be watered frequently. Just make sure it gets plenty of light!

Pothos Ivy

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This house plant may be one of the easiest to manage in my opinion, and it's got the super cool ability to strip toxins from the air and even from household materials such as fabrics and carpet. It does best in room temps and is not too temperamental about lighting conditions, so long as it is not too low of light. Allow soil to dry just a little between waterings to have a happy plant. The stems can grow quite a few feet, but you can prune them back if they get too long for your taste.

Snake Plant

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Another low-maintenance house plant is the Snake Plant. They thrive in room temperature conditions and prefer slightly dry air and soil. These pretty little guys can reduce air pollution and act as a defense against allergies!

Now you know and can get started on your own indoor garden!