It is always nice to have houseplants around, but they can sometimes be difficult to keep alive. Here are some very low-maintenance plants which will survive without any hassle and add beauty to your home.
Indoor plants change the look of everyone’s home. They give the house a lovely aesthetic and also serve practical purposes. They are known to reduce stress, boost productivity, and clean the air, but not everyone has a green thumb, and that is okay. Growing and keeping plants is not supposed to be a stressful experience. Here are some very low-maintenance indoor plants which will survive no matter what.
Monstera has huge, glossy leaves that are dark green. They grow fast and need space to bloom into their beauty. They can adapt to almost any light condition and are even somewhat drought intolerant, so it will be okay if you forget to water them once in a while. They will survive. They also clean the air by removing formaldehyde. This beautiful tropical plant is also extremely low-maintenance.
Do look out for any crispy leaves at it either means that it is getting sunburned or not receiving enough water. Yellow leaves are an indication of overwatering but do not worry, you can always retrace your steps, and your plant will be back to its healthy state. Also, be careful if you have pets as it is not pet friendly. It can cause mouth irritation for the pets and digestive reactions too.
Sansevieria are sturdy and architectural, which makes them look perfect in a contemporary design setting. The leaves are upright and sword-like. They are very easy to take care of as they can survive in any light condition: low light area to full sunshine area. They can even survive in places with indirect sunlight. They do not need a lot of watering, and on top of that, they are not very sensitive to temperature change, making them perfect plants for first-time home planting. They are also known to purify the air by removing formaldehyde and benzene.
Make sure there are no yellow, drooping leaves in your plant or/and a funny smell as that is an indication of too much water. This plant is also not pet friendly.
The ZZ plants are known to be indestructible. They have small, layered leaves and look elegant, and need almost no attention from you. They can survive and thrive in areas where most plants fail to, which is why they make a wonderful office plant. They need very little water, and in fact, it is best to keep them on the dry side.
From time to time, make sure there are no yellow leaves. It is an indication of overwatering. This plant is also not pet friendly, so just be a little careful if you have pets. You should keep them away from your pet’s reach.
A spider plant has long left in the shape of a spider web. This plant thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. It can also survive in very low-light places, unlike other plants. Water the plant when the top two inches of the soil gets dry. A spider plant will live a healthy life and will be a great addition to your home.
If the leaves start drooping, it means that you have been watering the plant too much. If you start seeing yellow or brown leaves, it means that you have not been watering the plant enough. Just keep these two things in mind, and you will be good to go. This is an animal-safe plant; it is not toxic for dogs and cats.
This plant is called heartleaf due to the leaves being heart-shaped. They grow fast and are easy to take care of. This graceful plant does well in indirect light. In fact, direct sunlight is harmful to this plant. Philodendron heartleaf requires consistent watering, but it is okay to forget once in a while. They even forgive poor soil. Just keep an eye out for yellow leaves, as that means you are overwatering your plant. They are not animal friendly.
The Hedgehog aloe is an amazing succulent with no fuss. It is very easy to take care of this cousin of aloe. This plant requires a bright, sunny spot with very little water. It can even be kept outside in summer. This succulent has the same benefits as the aloe vera plant. If you spot wilting leaves in summer, it means you have not been watering the plant enough, but yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering. This is a very low-maintenance plant, and it is not pet-friendly.
This beautiful plant with long, multicolored leaves is very easy to take care of and is perfect for someone who tends to go away from their house a lot. This plant thrives in low to medium light conditions. For watering, you only need to do so when the soil begins to feel dry. The only thing you might want to look out for is the brown tips of the leaves. It means that the humidity is too low for the plant. However, it is not pet-friendly.
Aglaonemas is also known as Chinese Evergreen. It can live in any light condition except for direct sunlight. It requires consistent watering, so if you enjoy watering plants, this is the one for you. It comes in several colors such as green, white, pink, and red. If the tips of the leaves turn brown, it means the water has too much salt. Otherwise, the plant is very easy to maintain. Keep in mind that it is toxic to animals.
Peace lily does not mind a little extra watering. In fact, it thrives when the soil is always moist. They prefer bright and indirect light. They grow beautiful, white spade-shaped flowers all through the year. The plant will develop yellow or brown leaves if it is placed under direct light, so make sure to avoid that. If the leaves wilt and the color changes to yellow or brown, it means you have been overwatering or underwatering your plant. This plant is not pet-friendly.
English ivy can be grown indoors in hanging baskets. This ivy can adapt to any light condition but prefers medium light best, and they prefer being on the dry side. Water when an inch or so of the soil gets dry. Do not overwater your English ivy. Make sure the leaves do not turn yellow or brown as this means the plant is unhappy because of overwatering. It is not pet friendly. It will be out of a pet’s reach in a hanging basket but still, be careful.
Let these beautiful plants add a breath of freshness to your life and make your house a home.