9 Easy Care House Plants That Won't Die On You
No matter where you live, a sprawling mansion, a log cabin, a terrace or a bedsit, house plants can really bring a room alive. Not only do they look great they also refresh the air with oxygen which is the best odour neutraliser you can have. Many types of plants take extra care to ensure they thrive.
We went ahead and found the best easy-care house plants that can stand a little neglect, so you don’t have to worry about that absent mind! No previous experience needed!
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1. Aloe Vera
This is a great houseplant that looks very impressive as it grows. Used to a desert-type climate it can withstand a little drought. We love it because of its multi-use. If you have a bruise, simply snap off a leaf and apply the Aloe juice. It’s also great for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.
2. Areca Palm
This can add a tropical feel to any room and grows to almost seven feet tall. As it likes to dry out between watering it is super easy to care for!
3. The Fiddle Fig
We love this as the woody stems resemble a violin, a must-have gift for music lovers. It also produces pretty green leaves and smells divine. You can leave it in semi-shade and it will still thrive.
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4. The Spider Plant
If you’re over 30 you’ll remember when these were all the rage. It seemed every aunt and uncle owned a spider plant. They’re now back in fashion as they can be hung draping from ceilings and really bring a room alive. They’re also great oxygenators.
5. The Rubber Tree
With its broad shiny leaves and robust frame, the Rubber tree can withstand a lot of stick. Although you don’t have to remember to water it often, you may want to polish the leaves as they are dust magnets.
6. The Peace Lily
The Peace Lily is a favourite of ours as it is one of the only houseplants that flowers while being very easy to care for. It also prefers semi-shade and doesn’t react well to direct sunlight while it can withstand a little drought.
7. The Boston Fern
This plant is quite popular and you will find it in many urban homes with its lovely frilly leaves and long hanging frond. Many ferns, including this one, are native to sub-tropical rain forests so try to keep it out of direct sunlight and keep the soil moist. Simple as that. And guess what, it’s also one of the few air-filtering plants!
8. The Snake Plant
You’ll love the minimalist nature of the snake plant that stands erect in any condition, giving it a stately appearance and making it great for small spaces. Occasionally it flowers, with the sweet petals standing in stark contrast to the variegated green stripy prongs, which adds to the plant’s exotic look.
9. The Swiss Cheese Plant
This climbing shrub grows tall when it matures, so it’s ideal for your living room or conservatory similarly to the Areca Palm. Don’t be afraid to allow the soil to become dry to the touch between watering. Another rainforest-native, the Swiss Cheese plant doesn’t like direct sunlight but it can definitely handle a bit of shade!
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