The great thing about houseplants is that they are somewhat of a sanctuary for people when they come home. They’re easy to deal with. They’re not like a pet, which is something that you have to walk and feed. Plants are a low-maintenance, pet sort of thing. You get to water them, snip out all the dead leaves and make them look pretty. Plants make you feel good, they give you a quick return on positive feelings. That’s a good feeling to have. You can enjoy getting some feedback quickly by cleaning them and making them look nice.

Plants also give you a good reason to shop for containers. That’s always a good thing, because a container, the urn or the pot that the plant is in, is a piece of so-to-speak furniture or décor for the house. It’s fun to buy pots and put plants in them.

Do you have a favorite houseplant that welcomes you home? Tell us about it in the comments section!