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10 Indoor Plants That Are So Easy To Take Care Of

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10 Indoor Plants That Are So Easy To Take Care Of

There are many benefits to keeping indoor plants. They can purify the air and lift your mood. These indoor plants are low maintenance, stylish and cozy, adding a touch of nature to your home.

Here are 10 indoor plants that are so easy to take care of.

1. Aloe

Aloe doesn’t need a lot of watering. Let the soil dry out and put it in a warm place with plenty of light.

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    2. Lavender

    Lavender is beautiful and hearty. Just put it in a sunny spot and water infrequently.

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      3. Mother in laws tongue/snake plant

      Snake plant or mother in law’s tongue is stylish and robust. It can tolerate low light and dry air.

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        4. Spider plant

        Spider plants are popular hanging and potted plants. They just need light and water. They are easily propagated by placing the plantlets in water or soil.

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          5. Peace Lily

          Peace lilies are stunning and come in white, pink or purple. They only need low light, moderate temperatures and moist soil.

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            6. Succulents

            Succulents are versatile and lovely. There is an abundance of varieties and they need very little care. They are great for terrariums or as stand alone feature plants.

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              7. Cactus

              Just like succulents, cacti are adaptable, varied and strong. Just plant them and leave them alone, watering them rarely.

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                8. Heart leaf Philodendron

                These plants thrive in any space. Low or bright indirect light is best. Let them dry out before watering again.

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                  9. Pothos

                  Pothos comes in many colors and thrives in low light, which makes it perfect for darker rooms.

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                    10. Herbs

                    The best indoor plants are the ones you can eat. Nothing beats potted herbs for fragrance, well being and practicality. Put them on a window sill in the kitchen and water every other day.

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                      Last Updated on November 22, 2021

                      Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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                      Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

                      Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

                      During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

                      But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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                      Simplify

                      I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

                      Absolutely.

                      And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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                      If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

                      • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
                      • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
                      • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

                      Be Mindful

                      You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

                      Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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                      Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

                      Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

                      Reflect

                      As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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                      Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

                      But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

                      So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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