Top 5 Low Maintenance Houseplants
No home is complete without a little bit of greenery. Houseplants not only add colour to your home and make great natural decor but they are also proven to filter air, remove pollutants and improve mental health. Purchasing a houseplant may be daunting as there are endless varieties to choose from, and caring for them can be a time-consuming task, but there are also many low-maintenance plants out there, which require little attention. We have put together a list of the top 5 low-maintenance houseplants to help you pick out your new botanical companion:
Snake plants make an excellent addition to any household since they are aesthetically pleasing, boasting beautiful scale-like patterns on their leaves, hence the name. They not only pose as a striking home decor accessory, they are also very easy to care for, requiring little water to survive and thriving in low light conditions. In addition to this, they provide a number of health benefits including filtering indoor air and removing toxic pollutants.
A Chlorophytum Comosum, commonly known as a ‘spider plant’ due to it’s spider-like leaves, which dangle down from the mother plant like spiders on a web. They are considered to be one of the most adaptable houseplants as they require minimal watering, indirect sunlight and are happy in cooler temperatures. Add a trailing spider plant to your shelves as a home accessory or simply hang in a macrame holder for a natural look.
Recognised as one of the easiest indoor plants to grow, this tropical vine is perfect for adding some green to your home. Pothos comes in an array of colours and patterns that appeal to a wide range of decors, and is easy and undemanding when it comes to care. It is easily adaptable and can be grown in dry soil or even vases of water. Pothos plants make a great addition to bathrooms as they can tolerate low light.
For a pop of indoor colour, try a Chinese evergreen plant to dress up your home. With its exotic-looking foliage in an array of colours and patterns, this tropical plant is one of the most durable houseplants you can grow, tolerating poor light, dry air, and drought. Chinese evergreen plants thrive in medium to low light conditions or indirect sunlight, however they do favour somewhat humid conditions.
From Aloes to Cacti, succulents are a very popular type of houseplant. ‘Succulent’ is an umbrella term for a large group of plants that generally have thick, fleshy leaves that hold a lot of water, due to this they need very minimal watering. Succulents enjoy lots of light so are perfect for adding character to your kitchen windowsill.
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