Not everyone is born with a green thumb. Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t deck your space with plants around. Know that there are plants that expect least maintenance and care from you. These plants are prone to dry conditions, less watering and will depend on you way less than other plants.
So, if you are known for killing your greens out of neglect, there are certain plants meant only for you. Know them and stay worry free while they continue to add appeal to your space and help you with good vibes, cleaner air and a healthier lifestyle.
Because of its resemblance to ponytail, this plant, belonging to the succulent family can withstand low sunlight and dry indoor conditions. This Mexico native plant is a slow growing plant, requiring occasional drink and a lesser in colder seasons.
According to Sharon Nejman, Senior Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden, the Bromeliad plant ” lasts a long time.” They come in various colours and variations and the flowers last for several months. Ensure to water the centre of the leaves and not the soil for healthy growth.
Belonging to the Bromeliad family, air plants have been one of the most popular trends of the 1970s. It is a perfect beginner plant with over 550 different varieties and hybrids to choose from. They are almost indestructible and well suited for people with space constraints. The leaves obtain their nutrients not from soil and water but from air, instead.
Aloe Vera needs bright, indirect sunlight but very little watering, that is, once every two or three weeks. These plants are a boon for scars, acne and other skin related issues. They are also known to cure insomnia and impure air. This plant is quite forgiving but notice if the plant is drooping as this isn’t healthy, however easy to fix. Cut not more than one third of the plant, if you want to trim it or use it.
Peace lily are known to provide white flowers, provided the right conditions. The leaves are prone to turn brown but that shouldn’t be the cause of worry as it is known to revive time and again in its own sweet pace. All that you need to do is water it once a week and keep removing the dead leaves.
This Aloe-like succulent can endure drier conditions. Unlike other succulents in the family, this plant does not complain of the shade, making it perfect for indoors. It can go weeks without watering and needs it only when the soil gets dry.
The plant’s ability to survive with less watering makes it one of the ideal indoor plants. This popular plant prefers bright light and has round dark green leaves, and the edges of which turn into beautiful red when exposed to sun. It can grow up to 6 feet tall into a sculptural gnarled form.
Cast Iron Plant
As the name suggests, this is a robust plant, almost hard to kill due to its rugged survival skills of surviving in low light, water and humidity conditions. It can be found in almost 550 different varieties and grows up to two feet tall.
One of the most appropriately named plants, Burro’s tail or Donkey tail (Sedum morganianum) exhibits its tail-like appeal with grey and green leaves over the trailing stem. They are drooping plants, hanging a couple of feet, making it an ideal hanging planter. A healthy Burro’s Tail can bloom a cluster of red flowers.
So, if you love plants but forget to nourish them on time, these plants are here to take your neglect.
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