Low Maintenance House Plants to Give Life to your Space
These are the perfect plants for indoor gardeners with brown thumbs.
Aloe (Aloe vera) is best known for its plump leaves that can provide a soothing gel for cuts and burns. Allow the plant's soil to dry completely in between waterings; depending on the humidity of your home, that may mean watering as little as every two to three weeks. You can also use the pulp for your health and beauty regimen!
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law's tongue or ribbon plant (Sansevieria), is a succulent with thick, waxy leaves. It loves being potbound and thrives on being ignored — the perfect plant for two-week vacationers.
Houseplants, such as this rubber tree plant, make exceptional specimens for the home.
Ideal for a centrally-heated home, cacti, and succulents thrives in a warm, sunny environment.
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Umbrella tree, or Hawaiian Schefflera, is fast-growing and easy to contain in size by clipping the top leaves.
Air Plants (Tillandsia)
Air plants are epiphytes, meaning they can grow without soil and making Tillandsia one of the easiest indoor plants to grow. Simply mist your air plants with water once a week to keep them nice and healthy.
Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra) 'Milky Way' can handle low light (north-facing), high light (but not direct sun) and extreme temperature changes; it's also drought-tolerant and slow-growing. Another forgiving plant: dracaena, often called corn plant.
Pothos, a member of the philodendron family, is fast-growing and has striking variegated leaves.
Jade is a low-maintenance succulent houseplant.
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