The best way to spruce up a room in your house is to have a few indoor houseplants. Most of us are busy with our daily jobs, household chores, and taking care of our kids. Finding time to take care of a house plant may not always be as simple as we may think.
Below we will go over some of our most favorite low maintenance house plants. These plants will thrive in almost any setting within your home and will not die if you accidentally over water it or forget to water it for a few weeks.
Overall, in our opinion every house should have at least a few house plants. Not only do they help clean the air, they are a great way to spruce up any room that they are located in.
Money Tree (Guiana Chestnut)
This is one of our go to plants. Commonly known as the money tree, you can find this plant in almost any garden center or super market. This plant typically features a braided trunk and can grow over 2 meters in height. Its foliage consists of long branches with beautiful vibrant green leaves. The money tree is also very easy to care for. All you have to do is place it in a bright room with indirect light and water heavily once per week. The money tree can take a deep watering as they are native to swampy soils, however, please ensure that this tree is planted in pot with drainage holes.
This is a plant that produces some of the most beautiful and vibrant flowers we have seen. The African violet is a great plant for a table top, desk, or end table. The African violet loves water so don’t worry about overwatering, as long as you have good draining soil and pots. To ensure that the African violet blooms multiple times per year try and have it located in a room that receives at least 5 hours of bright indirect light. East facing rooms are great as they receive lots of light.
Succulents are near impossible to kill as long as you don’t over water them. Succulents are great at storing water within their cells and this is what makes them great plants to have if you are often away from home or have trouble watering your plants on a regular basis. Succulents look amazing in almost any pot or container and can survive in almost any room of your house that receives any bit of light. To see the best blooms and growth from your succulents many of these species require lots of indirect sunlight, and a thorough watering once every two weeks.We must remember that succulents originate from hot climates where prolonged periods of heat and drought are common, and when it does rain…..it pours. This is why lot of light/sun and heavy watering every two weeks are great!
No soil and no mess. Air plants are some of our favorite accent plants and do well in almost any room. In order to thrive, air plants need bright, indirect light. Rooms with southern or eastern facing windows make good candidates, because these spaces will be brightly illuminated with sun for most of the day. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, you can also use artificial light. This means you can have an air plant at the office!
With regards to watering every one to two weeks, soak your air plant in room temperature water for 5-10 minutes. After soaking give the plant a shake and place it back in its container. Depending on your room temperature and lighting, some people like to mist their plants once per week. This help increase humidity around the plant which is good!
Antherium is a beautiful year round blooming house plant that is very easy to care for. Antherium plants can tolerate almost all levels of “indirect” sun light. With this plant, the more light you have, the more blooms it will produce. With that said, this plant will tolerate low light areas, we have even seen them in dim lit casinos and they still look great!
As for watering, Antherium does not like to be over watered. To prevent over watering we suggest using a well-draining potting soil and a pot with good sized drain holes. If the water becomes stagnant in the pot you may be presented with a case of root rot. Potting soil with a high concentration of perlite is a great option. As for watering frequency, Antherium likes to have continuously damp soil. We like to do a heavy watering once per week. If you forget to water for a few weeks, don’t worry. The plant will be stressed, but it will typically bounce back after re-watering it again (if this happens water heavy 2 days in a row).
Overall, in our opinion every house should have at least a few house plants. Not only do they help clean the air, they are a great way to spruce up any room that they are located in. The above house plants are easy to care for and should live for many years, even if you are not a “plant person.”
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