Who doesn’t love indoor plants? Indoor plants can easily add life and colour to any space! When I go to a friends house and they have the amazing plants everywhere, I am in ore!
However, keeping your plant-babies alive can sometimes be a little tricky. For us, it is just one of those things that ends up getting pushed down the priority list. To make things a little easier, we have researched some of the easiest indoor plants to look after!
The Aloe Vera plant is the perfect low maintenance plant. It requires minimal watering once every one-to-two weeks. In more humid climates, it can be pushed out to once every two-to-three weeks. The Aloe is also great as it can provide relief from burns to the skin.
Next, the Snake Plant. Despite its scary name, this plant is super easy to look after! You only have to water it every two weeks!
The Zz plant is probably the most low maintenance plant there is. It needs little to no water and can survive without being watered for months and months! Another bonus is it doesn’t matter where you put it in your home, it can survive in any light. The only negative is it can take a while to grow.
While the ZZ plant is slow growing, the Pothos plant is fast growing. The Pothos plant does well in bright, indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water.
The Spider Plant is another fast growing plant. It also can survive in any light, another bonus! This plant is also super easy to propagate!
The Chinese evergreen is a beautiful plant. It can survive on little water but does need a little bit of light to help with its growth.
Succulents are well known for their low-maintenance ways! You only need to water them twice a month. There is a large range of succulents to choose from to suit any room in your home.
Still can’t keep your plants alive even though you have low-maintenance plants?
These are some of the culprits as to why you can’t keep your plants happy and healthy.
While you may think you’re being a good plant parent by giving it the TLC it needs, you might actually be over-watering! The lighting inside your home is not as good as it is outside. Therefore, a plant indoors will photosynthesize slower.
When over-watered, the plant does not absorb the water through the leaves as quickly. This can result in root rot mold, fungus, yellowing leaves and bacteria. Watch out for these physical changes as they’re a good indication that you’re giving your plant a little too much love!
Let’s be honest. It can be easy to neglect your house plants. As much as we like to think that we’re going to help our plants thrive, life get’s in the way and watering becomes a chore. If your plant is under-watered, it typically will have wilting leaves, dry soil and dry, dead leaf tips.
give it a good, thorough drink of water, making sure to get water to the roots, and consider shortening the length of time between waterings (this varies between plants!). A good rule of thumb is to check the soil with your finger for moisture.
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