We’ve been forced to spend more time at home than we used to and have had to learn more about every part of our homes. We have come to love all parts of our homes and hate some.
It doesn’t matter if it’s related or not, the extra time spent at home has allowed us to take stock of the plants in our homes and the state they are in. The extended social distancing and Quarantine have allowed us to take some time to consider and plan to care for low-maintenance houseplants. However, not all houseplants can be treated the same way.
Some plants can be difficult to care for. There are plants that can be quite stressful and will happily take up a small space in your home. These are five low-maintenance houseplants that everyone should know about.
Fiddle Leaf Figs
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a popular houseplant that has been around for a while now. It doesn’t look like it will be going out of fashion anytime soon. The beautiful, big-leafed Cameroon plant is easy to care for.
Patience is the key to success. The plant should be watered every 5-10 days, depending on how dry it becomes. It needs lots of sun and doesn’t like air drafts or temperature swings. These are the most likely causes of leaf droppage. It will take some time to get those leaves back up if you care for them well. Patience.
Snake Plant, also known as Mother-in law’s tongue, is a tropical West African plant that is virtually indestructible. This is a great houseplant that’s easy to care for.
Ideal lighting conditions include indirect light with some sun. This plant can tolerate very dim lighting and adapts well to bright environments. The plant doesn’t need to be watered often. Water it when the soil is dry. In winter, it might need to be watered every other month. This plant can be killed if it is not watered regularly.
This succulent is another popular indoor plant. Its oval-shaped leaves make it easy to identify. These plants have been known to bring good fortune and are a popular housewarming gift.
Jade plants get full sun for approximately 4 hours each day. To keep the soil moist but not wet, water often. This might be once per month during winter.
Although it might not be the first thing we think of when it comes Christmas plants, this cactus can make a great addition to any home. It’s easy to get a Christmas cactus bloomed for the holidays.
This plant is actually a tropical rainforest native and does not need to be watered in dry deserts. Once the soil is dry, water well and allow excess water to drain through drainage holes. These cacti can withstand any lighting, but prefer diffused light.
Do you find it difficult to remember to take care of your plants? Pothos could be the right plant for you. Pothos is often considered to be one of the easiest houseplants, and its gorgeous trailing leaves make it look great.
This plant tends to pothos indoors and prefers bright sunlight, but only in indirect light. You can water the plant if it asks. It’s time to give the plant a drink when it starts to droop. Wait for the leaves to droop and not shrivel.