So you're sold on the power of houseplant — what now? Whether you have a green thumb or a brown one, there are many easy ways to incorporate plants into your home.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to bring a little plant magic into your living space is to practice water propagation, which requires nothing more than water, air, light, and a little time. On a walk through your neighborhood, or when visiting a plant-loving friend, collect easy-to-sprout leaves, like ivy, and place them in a glass of water. Over time, you can watch as the leaves sprout little roots, slowly growing strong enough to transplant into the earth. The trendy spider plant responds particularly well to this method of plant care, sucking up carbon dioxide as it sprouts, filling the air with increased oxygen levels.
If you're ready to go to the nursery, succulents are a perfect starter plant. Demanding little attention, they're the perfect plants for those of us who have more goodwill than experience when it comes to keeping plants alive. And once you've mastered the art of keeping a succulent alive, there's a whole world of plant life to explore.