Being busy with work, friends and family, many of us have a hard time taking care of ourselves let alone taking care of our plants. With this list of low maintenance low light indoor plants, your botanic dreams have a better chance of becoming reality. They are not only great for the home, but are also suitable at the office or other corporate spaces because of their commitment to stay alive. You can make each plant thrive with the tips included for each one!
Aloe is somewhat of an oasis in the desert when compared to other plants. It needs good watering every ten days to maintain its supple foliage. Elegant and simple, Aloe is small and easy to care for, even in small living quarters or work spaces.
Tip: Because it does need indirect light, periodic watering, and does not shed leaves everywhere, it is one of the best desk-top plants to buy for an office.
Extra: If you snap off an adult-sized trunk, inside you will find one of nature’s miracles. Jelly flesh inside is used as a remedy for sunburns, dry skin, hair conditioner and much much more.
2# Asparagus Fern
The asparagus fern is not as soft as it appears. Although it is dense and fluffy, it is also very hardy. Whether it is placed in direct sunlight or not at all, this little one will not be hindered. Branches in this form are commonly used to complement strong-looking flowers, and are often included in romantic bouquets.
Tip: Keep your garden soil moist for your furry friend to thrive!
3# Air Plant
The Air Plant (Tillandsia) can literally grow in the air, as its name suggests. These fascinating desert plants require just three hours of submersion in water per day to remain happy.
Tip: They do like some indirect sunlight, so place them near a south-facing window for optimal growth conditions.
As a succulent, Kalanchoe prefers dry atmospheric conditions but can withstand just about anything, including outdoor winter temperatures. With just a little engineering, one plant can turn into four, and it is easy to propagate through stem cuttings.
TIP: Kalanchoe is hardy, but if you want the plant to thrive best, place the plant near a window facing East in indirect light. It will produce more blooms that are more attractive in color.
5# Peace Lily
Knowing when to water is part of the maintenance rigor. You do not need to apply much water to the Peace Lily. This means that if you have a problem of overwatering your plants, you won’t have to worry with this one. You can just deluge it whenever you want.
Tip: Optimal light conditions will be in bright locations where there is indirect sun. If you don’t have a window that faces east, you can use anything.
Bonus: Should it be properly cared for, it will always produce brilliant white flowers.
Adapting to even the harshest light conditions, this Polynesian warrior is found in faraway islands near Tahiti in the forest floors and deep dark jungles. While it would prefer dry soil between waterings, it is not too picky and will thrive just as well with sporadic waterings.
Tips: As your potting soil drains better, you’ll be able to spend less time maintaining it.
Calathea plants’ leaves are a rich green on the outside and even deep purple on the inside. They rival any floral arrangements for beauty and decor ability. Moreover, you don’t need to care for it very much to keep it glamorous; just avoid bright light and give water when needed and it’s good to go.
TIP: Keep the soil moist, but be careful not to wet the roots. By putting your forefinger in the soil and knuckling up to your first knuckle, you should be able to tell whether the soil is wet or dry.
8# Christmas Cactus
Nothing more forgiving than a cactus is after neglecting it for months. Christmas cactus is accustomed to being watered only every three weeks and prefers indirect light. Its flowers look delicious and come in different hues of pink, red or white.
Tips: To get your Christmas Cactus blooming, keep it in a dark area for 12 hours at night and bring in a healthy amount of light during the day.
9# ZZ Plant
ZZ plants are no strangers to life without much assistance. It stands up to the usual dangers that a negligent owner throws at it, such as drought and low light. Fuchsia thrives in fluorescent light, which is abundant in corporate buildings, making them the perfect choice to brighten up the office.
TIP: Mist the leaves whenever they are watered (which is every 2 – 3 weeks), this keeps them looking and feeling fresh.
10# Snake Plant
Despite months of drought, snake plants are hardy enough to withstand, making them a perfect selection for a more relaxed kind of gardener. Although the leaves appear to have long and pointed tips, the body of the plant has beautiful scales resembling snakes.
Tip: From an interior design perspective, these plants are wonderful for drawing the gaze of guests or clients to artworks above their heads.
11# Rubber Plant
The leaves on rubber trees are very large and luscious looking and offer a mouthwatering visual experience. The plants are easily pruned down into a small space that is easier to maintain if you don’t wish to grow them all the way to the ceiling. A shadier location is preferred for them, but they can also withstand any number of light conditions.
Tip: Water the soil as soon as it feels dry. Make sure the roots get as little water as possible, and spritz the leaves for an extra dose of moisture.
You can have one or you can have them all. Let your space be filled with the kind of life that keeps on living. Let these 11 indoor low maintenance plants take care of themselves while you take care of yourself. Planters, though, are the only thing they need. A good tip is to get a planter that matches your interior design. You needn’t look any further. We have a range of classic and contemporary planters that are environmentally friendly and durable. The question remains: when can we look forward to this era of easy-going and care-free gardening?
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