10 Houseplants Perfect for Lazy People
Anyone can buy a potted plant, but not all can keep it alive and thriving. Many homeowners are often left wondering why some of their plants don’t survive even with proper care. Remember, you don’t have to be an expert plant grower to be able to keep houseplants in your space. There are plants you can care for even if you follow a busy schedule or if you’re too lazy to check on them on a regular basis.
The houseplants below require minimal care and can survive even in harsh conditions. Keep in mind that no plant is everlasting. Simply giving them the minimum growing conditions necessary for their growth will result in verdant foliage and flowers.
1. Devil’s Ivy / Golden Pothos
This plant is considered as a good beginner plant with its air purifying properties. It grows in trailing stems and is one of the easiest houseplants you can grow and propagate. Keep it away from direct sunlight and make sure you allow the soil to dry in between watering. If you have pets at home, it’s best not to keep a plant of Devil’s Ivy in your space.
2. Rubber Tree
This stunner has attractive dark green leaves and it can grow up to eight feet tall. Maintenance includes occasional pruning, repotting, and allowing the soil to dry out in between watering. The rubber tree thrives from medium to bright lighting conditions.
Dieffenbachias grow well in a shaded area or in a room with minimal lighting and the leaves can grow up to one feet. Keep the soil evenly moist and let the soil dry out slightly between watering.
4. Lucky Bamboo
Is your friend moving into a new home? This is a perfect housewarming gift. Though it’s not really a bamboo, it still belongs to the Dracaena family. An easy-to-care-for houseplant, it thrives in water or soil. If you provide an adequate amount of water, it will grow even under indirect light.
5. Peace Lily
One of NASA’s air purifying houseplants, the peace lily is known for its dark foliage and pretty, curving white blooms. This plant tolerates low light and prefers moist soil. You can place it in a room or in bathrooms with small windows.
6. Jade Plant
Perfect for succulent lovers, this plant offers lush, thick leaves and interesting branches. The Jade Plant can grow into the size of a small shrub and you can mix it with other succulent varieties. Remember to keep them in a spot that receives partial or indirect sunlight and make sure you avoid overwatering.
7. Air plants
Also known as the soil-less wonder, tillandsias or air plants are adaptive enough to be grown indoors with indirect sunlight. Spritz them with water every other day or soak them once a week. Allow it to dry before returning it to their vessel/planter.
8. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
The ZZ plant features leaves that are strong and glossy. It requires low light and almost appreciates all types of environments. Avoid frequent watering to keep it thriving.
9. Snake Plant
A staple in many of our lists, it improves indoor air quality and is extremely drought-resistant which means it can survive even if you forget to water it. It has variegated leaves that grow upright with yellow or white edges. The snake plant grows well in different lighting conditions. The air should be somewhat dry as should the soil.
A tropical-looking houseplant, the philodendron comes in different sizes, shapes, and coloring, including the popular split-leaf version known as Monstera deliciosa. Although there are many varieties, the one thing they have in common is the ability to survive neglect. Some can grow into a trailing branch which is perfect for any shelf. Keep your plant away from direct sunlight and let the surface of the soil dry in between watering.
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