Regardless if you have a green thumb or not, low maintenance houseplants are your best friend. There are actually quite a few plants out there that almost don’t need any care. The key is to select a hardy plant that don’t need regular watering and that is perfect for its designated spot. Here are a few great options.
With glossy, wax-like leaves the Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a gem of a plant. It is virtually indestructible, looking green and healthy even after months of neglect. In fact, the zz plant will often do better if you leave it alone. Since it can thrive in low-light conditions, the zz plant looks good even in that dark corner of your home.
The low-maintenance Sansiveria is also known as “snake plant” and “mother-in-law’s tounge” for its long, sharp leaves. Adding architectural interest to any room, the snake plant is a tried-and-true houseplant that you practically have to kill. The snake plant is very forgiving to low-light, drought, and insects. Its blade-like leaves come in a diverse range of colors and patterns that offer not just beauty but also air-purifying benefits.
The jade plant, which is a type of succulent, does not require much water, and can thrive with a watering once every three weeks. This plant looks like a miniature tree, so it will introduce a refreshing burst of greenery to your home, even when the trees outside are leafless.
Looking for an easy plant to care for? Try a succulent. Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Aside from cacti, only a few other plant families have succulent members. All these succulents, cactus or not, are low-maintenance. An advantage of succulents is their adaptation to survive without water. If you remember to water your plants only when you’re driving in your car, or if you want a living plant that needs water only slightly more often than a plastic plant, then grow succulents.
Pothos are a part of the philodendron plant family with a trailing, vine-like habit and attractive heart-shaped leaves. With an ability to help purify the air and to thrive in low light and humidity while withstanding neglect for long periods of time, pothos is the perfect plant for people too busy for houseplants.
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