Living in a listless house is demoralizing and can be hard on anyone living alone. If you don’t have the time or space to adopt a pet but need the vibrancy of something to perk up your home, you should consider heading to your nearest garden supply store. When taken care of properly, plants can be a bright and lively addition to any home.

Read on for few options for easily cared-for and beautiful houseplants! If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry – I’ve included a few species that are just about impossible to kill.


You’ve probably put used aloe gel on a burn before – but the plant itself makes a nice addition to your home! Interestingly, the plant also keeps watch on the air quality in your home by clearing out residual chemicals left by cleaning supplies. It’s also been known to filter carbon monoxide and turn brown when chemicals in the air reach unsafe levels.

This plant needs a lot of sunlight, so make sure to give some thought to where you place it.


Succulents come in a number of shapes, sizes, and colors – but one thing they all have in common is their self-sufficiency. Those looking for a low-maintenance and beautiful house plant should browse the cactus and succulent section at their local garden shop. These plants look great alone and in groups – so get creative with your household garden design!

Succulents typically thrive in warmer environments, and while they can make do in a dim space, they do better with more light. They should be planted in fast-draining pots, and not watered too often; the soil should be fairly dry by the time you water again.  

Tillandsia (Air Plants)

These incredible plants come in a myriad of colors and don’t need all that much to survive – not even dirt!  They grow best with bright, filtered sunlight in warm environments. Don’t over-water your Tillandsia; healthy indoor plants only need to a thorough misting once or twice a week in summer, and just once a month in winter.

Bamboo Palm

Who doesn’t like bamboo? This plant requires a little more work than the others listed in this post, but it’s well-worth the effort. The bamboo palm is not only beautiful – it has a health benefit! According to a NASA study, the humble plant has been known to filter toxic gases such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from its environment.

This plant thrives in warmer environments, and shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures under 65 degrees. It also needs periodic waterings, and should never, ever be allowed to dry out.

Homes need life – and if you can’t take care of a pet, you should invest a few lively plants to brighten up your home space!