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Are you a fan of indoor house plants but lacking a green thumb? Or perhaps you’re super busy and don’t have time to care for your high maintenance plants properly, so you choose not to have them?
You’ll be delighted to know that many low-maintenance indoor house plants are available. You’ll be able to enjoy your plants without worrying too much about their survival.
Sansevieria, also known as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue, depending on the variation, is a beautiful houseplant that is easy to care for. Snake plants are one of the most low-maintenance indoor house plants, requiring watering every ten days. The only way to damage a snake plant is to water it too often and cause the roots to rot or expose it to freezing cold temperatures.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an excellent plant to have indoors. It is easy to care for and provides many uses and benefits. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties that can help treat skin issues and accelerate healing in wounds.
To avoid rot, you should water aloe vera deeply but only once every three weeks. Ensure that you choose a pot that has a hole in the bottom to put your aloe in for optimal drainage. Aloe vera plants are succulents like rocky soil and indirect sunlight. They can be kept outdoors during the summer but don’t do very well in cold temperatures.
Philodendron is one of the low-maintenance indoor house plants that are very aesthetically pleasing. They feature cascading vines with vibrant green leaves that you can wrap around curtain rods or an indoor trellis.
Philodendrons have a rapid growth rate and can thrive any time of year when you plant them indoors. Philodendrons are also known to purify the air in your home and grow best in indirect sunlight. You should water your philodendron when the top inch of soil is dry.
Pothos plants are easy to care for and are fantastic for low-maintenance plant parents. They are versatile low-maintenance indoor house plants and can thrive in almost any soil as well as in water. They can survive in low light situations and direct sunlight, although they prefer bright indirect sunlight.
Try putting a pothos by a window anywhere in your home and let it transform and brighten your space. If you have pets, you might consider hanging up your plant with a hook on your ceiling or placing it on a high shelf. Pathos can be toxic to cats and dogs if they ingest it– although it isn’t fatal, it can make them very ill.
Succulents are perhaps the easiest plants to care for. They are so tiny and cute and can be used as decor anywhere in your home. Succulents require very little water and upkeep. You can plant them independently or in groups to form a cluster of succulents that will grow together and add an element of natural design to your space.
There are many options of succulents available with a variety of colors and leaf variations. The best types of indoor succulents that don’t require much care are echeveria, zebra plant, panda plant and crown of thorns. Aloe vera is also a type of succulent.
Low Maintenance Indoor House Plants
How do you know what low-maintenance indoor house plants are right for you? Consider the lighting in your home and the spaces you would like to put a plant. Are they conducive to any of the plants on this list? Check out our guide for new plant parents here.
Trial and error is sometimes your best bet with house plants, so try moving them around to see where they thrive in your home. Don’t be afraid to branch out and give some low-maintenance indoor house plants a shot!
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