Houseplants You Might Regret Purchasing

Houseplants You Might Regret PurchasingHouse plants have grown in popularity in the past few years. They bring a sense of nature and beauty into a space but they can also require maintenance and specific environmental conditions to thrive. Some plants are easy to maintain while others may take more attention than some homeowners can give them.

Healthline says that bringing plants into your home can be very beneficial. Plants can help to clean the air and have also been shown to increase the productivity of the homeowner as well as reduce the anxiety of anyone living in the home.

In addition to health benefits house plants also add texture, color, and interest to home design. But choosing the wrong plants may detract from your home design instead of adding to it. Some plants can also be hazardous to pets or children when they come in contact with them. So there are some plants you want to avoid in your home.


If you are just beginning to explore indoor plant ownership you may want to opt-out of purchasing a Calathea for now. This family of plants is very interesting and beautiful and it can be difficult to pass them up. It can seem like Calathea's would be a perfect house plant for their beauty and tolerance to low light but they are very particular about the type of soil and temperature that they live within. These plants prefer a warm and humid home and constantly moist soil. If you live in a colder climate or prefer the interior of your home on the cooler side this may not be the best choice.

Miniature roses

Who doesn't love a rose and who wouldn't love a tiny rose plant right inside their home? A miniature rose plant has beautiful attributes of a regular rose plant just in a smaller version and is tiny enough to grow in a pot inside a home.

Though you can technically grow miniature roses inside your home they are very high maintenance and prone to attract pests. A miniature rosebush inside requires constant full sunlight for eight or more hours. This is very difficult to produce inside many homes it would require moving the plant from space to space. And is pretty much impossible if you live in an area that gets short days during the fall and winter.

Venus fly trap

This is one of the most fun and intriguing plants and as such many people want to bring them into their homes. They are fun to watch when they catch an insect such as a fly and start to digest it. But a Venus fly trap is very hard to keep alive. The Venus fly trap cannot be watered with household tap water they need reverse osmosis distilled water or rainwater to thrive. Having water in the air is also important to a Venus fly trap because its native natural habitat is a swampy and humid area like the Carolinas. They need high humidity in a very warm spot without cool breezes.


If you have ever watched a home-improvement show where one of the homeowners loves to cook you may have seen a designer incorporate a beautiful indoor herb garden into the kitchen. It may seem like this is a fabulous and luxurious idea to have fresh herbs growing right inside of your kitchen or you can just snip them off while you're cooking it is much more work than it seems.

Each individual herb is going to come with its own preferred conditions. When it comes to mint, cilantro, and parsley they like less light and cooler conditions. Herbs like sage, basil, and rosemary prefer to be in hot climates. 

Plants are a great way to bring life into your home and have many health benefits for those in the home, but some plants may cause stress when they do not thrive within your particular environment.

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