Indoor Plants that are Easy to keep Alive
Indoor plants require an entirely different care and feeding schedule than the plants that we add to gardens outside. They are also generally a lot easier to care for, but there are some that require constant watching, and very specific growing conditions in order to thrive and bloom.
If you are wanting to add indoor plants to your home but don’t want something that is going to need constant oversight, you have to choose a non fussy variety. Learn about some non fussy indoor plants that you can choose from before you go shopping in order to bring home the plant that fits in best with your home and lifestyle. By only buying what you have space, time and the ability to care for, you are already one step in the right direction to raising a healthy houseplant.
Palms are incredibly easy to add to your home and keep alive with minimal care being given. There are varieties that can thrive in low and full sun, making it possible to find a plant that is suited to the area you want to grow it in. With a palm, you are really purchasing a small piece of furniture, or accessorizing a room because they do grow large and upwards, so you can open up and fill an otherwise empty space with color and life. Try a Bamboo Palm if you have low lighting in a room, or Majesty Palm when there is medium to low light from the outdoors.
Indoor plants that flower are always a bonus, but they are harder to find and grow because plants need a minimum of eight hours of sunlight per day to create the energy needed to bloom. Houseplants don’t always get direct sunlight and therefore do not flower. If you have a spot that can provide for the needed sun, there are some non fussy plants that you can easily add to these spaces. Chrysanthemums and Bromeliads are entirely different types of plants, one being a woodland native and the other a tropical plant, but they are very easy to add to a counter and forget about. Bromeliads are used to setting up out of the way places, where they can feed off of a host and meet their own needs so living in their own regularly water potted container is like a spa day to them. Chrysanthemums are a hardy, drought resistant plant, so if you forget to water them for a short time period they have the resilience to pull themselves through.
If you want to add drama without having to add more to your to do list, bold, non fussy plants are your best option. Mother in Law’s tongue is a stark, thick leaf plant that just needs to be watered and placed in a corner that gets some light each day. This plant has long been considered one of the most low maintenance house plants available to you but still offers a dramatic appearance. Chinese Evergreen is also a very interesting variety that you are not going to normally see in the home, but works well. This low maintenance evergreen needs some sunlight, but it can survive in low light situations, and the soil has to be allowed to dry after watering so you do not have to stick to a rigorous watering schedule.
Also make sure you put them in some great looking pots and planters!