Plants are a class by themselves as far as interior decorations go. In many ways, they can brighten up any interior in ways not possible with other decorative pieces, and they are much easier to care for than many people believe. Check out these time-saving tips for using plants in interior design, if you are looking for a good start with indoor greenery.
Nevertheless, our top recommendation for you is to ensure you know what you’re doing when you buy your plants! Plants that require a demanding care routine are better suited for those who are always busy and feel they might not be a good parent. Rather, choose plants that have a reputation for being reliable performers, the kind of plants that will thrive even if you neglect them most of the time. We have gathered our favorite easy-care indoor plants – 12 sturdy, low-maintenance beauties.
1. Snake Plant
The plant is also known as Mother-in-law’s Tongue, but don’t be put off by its harsh-sounding name. The Snake Plant has upright, textured leaves that are similar to snakeskin in color, but they are also tolerant of low light and require watering only once or twice a month.
2. ZZ Plant
Among the most indestructible plants in the world, the ZZ Plant is native to East Africa. Moreover, it does well both in bright and low light, and also stores water, so you won’t need to water it more than once a month. The thick, shiny leaves make this an excellent air purifier.
3. Aloe Vera
They can be used as a soothing gel for burns and cuts, as well as looking interesting with their plump, spiky leaves. As a succulent, the aloe vera enjoys bright indirect sunlight, yet as a desk or bedside plant, it needs little water. Just a deep soaking every two to three weeks will be just right!
4. Chinese Evergreen
The Chinese Evergreen, Aglaonema, comes in many types with distinguishable, variegated leaf patterns. Even though it does not like drafts or temperatures below 60°F, it is quite forgiving, especially if watering tendencies tend to be excessive.
5. Money Tree
Also known as the Guiana Chestnut, it’s one of the easiest plants to keep indoors, and has an interesting braided trunk. Money Trees are native to swamps, so water them frequently and put them somewhere with bright, indirect light, preferably in a planter with good drainage.
6. Spider Plant
Spiderplants are a beautiful and easy-to-grow plant you can grow by producing little versions of themselves – which can then be re-potted anywhere you’d like! When the Spider Plant is planted in a hanging basket, its shoots grow rapidly, as long as they are kept in a well-lit spot and watered about once a week.
7. Christmas Cactus
It’s a great choice for busy plant owners, since it’s a member of the cactus family. Because it produces a deep red to pink flower in early winter, the Christmas Cactus is a favourite of the bunch. When given low light, it does really well, but it will also flower more when exposed to bright light.
8. Golden Pothos
It has striking variegated leaves and grows them long – sometimes more than 10 feet – making it a virtually indestructible houseplant. The vines will happily climb anything if you allow them to. They thrive in all kinds of light, artificial or not. Extend the drying period between waterings.
9. Cast-Iron Plant
Despite an extreme temperature change, low light levels, droughts, and bad soil, the Cast-Iron Plant is a hardy plant that survives as its name implies.
You should just enjoy its sword-like leaves from a distance, as it will not tolerate too much of your attention!
10. Peace Lily
Peace Lilys are a great choice if you tend to overwater your plants and are a happy, energetic little plant crowned with pretty white flowers. So, make sure it’s in a warm, humid environment away from drafts or unheated areas. High light from a large window is the best place for this plant, since it will bloom better with high light.
11. Rabbit’s Ear
The Rabbit’s Ear Plant, a member of the Kalanchoe family, gets its name from its hairy leaves that prevent water loss. Rabbit’s Ear Plants thrive in dry climates, and grow rapidly as a tropical and fast-growing succulent. They require little care, and thrive with rapid temperature changes.
12. Air Plant
In that case, the Air Plant, also known as Tillandsia – a botanical curiosity which requires no soil – is likely to become your favorite houseplant. You should mist it once a week for about two or three hours, and expose it to adequate light.
So there you have it, twelve low-maintenance indoor plants that will be a wonderful addition to your room’s décor! It goes without saying that you need a few flower pots to contain them in.
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