Throwback to the cress you grew in primary school.
I often think back to all of the really useless things we learned back in school, but one of my favourite memories, one that I’m sure we all look back on fondly, has to be learning to grow cress. And before you roll your eyes at the humble herb that yes, is less houseplant and more the sideshow to an uninspired egg sandwich, think back to how insanely rewarding it was to watch an actual green thing grow before your unassuming little eyes! Retrospectively, it was probably the most satisfying biology lesson I’ve ever had.
These days, of course, growing a handful of cress simply won’t get you very far in the ‘decorating your house like a grown up’ game. That said, though, if you’ve never quite satisfied that green thumbed fascination with growing your own plants, maybe it’s time to revisit it.
Now, houseplants are hard. We know this. Most (but not all) are easy to kill and require way more attention than many of us are capable of giving another living thing. But there are a few nice ones that are pretty straight-forward to grow and won’t take over your entire life.
Tempted? Great. Get over to your nearest garden centre and pick up some seeds for these bad boys. Or, in some instances, make a trip to your mate’s house and nick some leaf cuttings from them to recreate whatever pretty plant situation they’ve got going on over there. Everyone wins.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the best and some of the easiest house plants to grow:
This article originally appeared on The Debrief.