Are you a plant serial murderer? Does every plant you attempt to care for end up withered and brown no matter how hard you try?
However, there is a way for those of us without green thumbs to enjoy the benefits of growing and caring for a plant without all the hard work. The answer?
Low maintenance houseplants.
Houseplants are a great way to get the hang of gardening on a small scale. The advantage of having houseplants over outdoor gardens is that you will never have to worry about weeds, pests, or animals chomping on them.
There are two main factors to look at when choosing the right houseplant, the amount of light it needs and the amount of water it requires.
Thankfully there are several types of houseplants that are very low maintenance so you don’t have to rework your schedule around watering them.
Leaving for a week?
Here are some houseplants that can go long stretches without water.
If you are looking for a low maintenance plant that can add interest and color to any room then look no further than the Snake Plant. The secret to the Snake Plant’s durability lies in its long stiff leaves that store large amounts of water making it the ideal plant for the frequent traveler.
Since it can tolerate low to medium light the Snake Plant can be placed in any room with a window.
Want to spice up more than one room? The Snake Plant is easy to propagate. Just separate some of the roots and plant in another pot.
This plant is truly extraordinary. Known for its tolerance of a wide range of light conditions and resistance to drought, the ZZ Plant is one of the hardiest houseplants there is.
Need to go on a long trip? The ZZ Plant can handle it.
The ZZ Plant boasts waxy, bright green leaves and stiff stems that help the plant store water. But be forewarned, the leaves of the ZZ Plant are poisonous if eaten so keep them away from children and pets.
Succulents are part of a large family of plants that includes Jade, Aloe, and Agave. These plants are suited for dry conditions and can survive on just a few drops of water.
Succulents prefer bright lit areas but not direct sunlight so a kitchen or a living room would be ideal.
If you are tight on space then succulents are the plants for you. You can buy them in small containers that fit perfectly on any windowsill.
Have a bunch of them? Try putting them together in one pot. Having several varieties of succulents in one pot will draw people’s eyes when they enter the room.
Once spring returns try your hand at a small flower bed or a potted tomato plant. Don’t have time to add any more tasks to your outdoor routine? Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
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