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Houseplants That Your Airbnb Cleaners Will Love

September 29, 2020

The addition of houseplants can make any property feel homier. However, choosing the wrong plants will leave your Airbnb cleaners and guests with an unwanted mess. Today, we’ll discuss which houseplants are the best choice for your vacation rental property, and which plants to avoid. If done properly, houseplants can help turn your Airbnb into […]

The addition of houseplants can make any property feel homier. However, choosing the wrong plants will leave your Airbnb cleaners and guests with an unwanted mess. Today, we’ll discuss which houseplants are the best choice for your vacation rental property, and which plants to avoid. If done properly, houseplants can help turn your Airbnb into an eco-friendly vacation rental.

Good Choices

To start, let’s outline some of the key characteristics of a good houseplant. Houseplants that will make your Airbnb cleaners happy are ones that are small, do not require a lot of maintenance, and aren’t normally flowering. Because of this, Succulents are some of the most popular houseplants for short-term rentals.

The things that make succulents a great choice include:

  • Succulents require little to no care at all.
  • They can grow anywhere.
  • They are drought-resistant and do not need watering.
  • They’re beautiful!
Succulent plant. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

Cacti are within the succulent category and are also great houseplants to ease the stress of any Airbnb cleaner. If you don’t think a cactus is a good fit for your property, consider choosing an Aloe plant, or Snake plant which make for splendid decor. Still, some people may have their issues with succulents due to the soil that is necessary for them to grow in. For this, there is no shame in simply purchasing fake plants for your Airbnb.

Fake plants require no water, no soil, and will last as long as you’d like. If you’d like to switch things up, simply store the previous plant and replace it with a different fake plant. This allows for flowers that do not wilt, and Airbnb cleaners that do not have to deal with muddy messes in the house.

Bad Choices

Speaking of messes, some houseplants are especially guilty of making these. Specifically, plants like the Areca palm are a bad choice to bring into your Airbnb. This is due to the pest-attracting nature of the palm that will leave its leaves rotting away. Once those leaves die, your Airbnb cleaners will be left to sweeping up the mess.

Orchids. Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.

Orchids are another plant that appear to be a good choice, until you actually bring them home. These beautiful flowers are especially hard to maintain and will leave dying flower blossoms scattered across your floors. In the end, don’t be fooled by the plant’s beauty and avoid the mess entirely.

Concluding Thoughts

When it comes to running a successful Airbnb, it’s important to keep your Airbnb cleaners happy. Whether you do this by choosing the proper houseplants, or using TurnoverBnB to schedule and automate payments, making your Airbnb cleaners happy will make you happy too. If you choose your houseplants wisely, you will make your property stand out from the rest among a variety of other benefits.

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By Matt Braverman