House plants are not only cheery elements of décor, but they may also improve the indoor air quality of any home, flat, or office. Of course, some people find indoor plants tough to take care of; after all, some plants seem to require that extra special green thumb in order to survive and thrive. Yet the following indoor plants are genuinely low-maintenance and with a bit of sunshine and water will make themselves comfortably at home! The following five plants are simple to grow and have easy-to-care-for routines that make them attractive options for anyone who loves how a bit of green can enliven any atmosphere!
Aloe Vera Plants
Succulent plants tend to be incredibly easy to grow as is the case with aloe vera. Aloe vera gives back far more than you’ll need to give it in terms of maintenance. It loves a sunny window and you can place it right on the ledge. Evergreen, easy to grow, and a simple watering routine make this plant a delightful choice. As a medicinal plant, aloe has healing sap that many people find soothing for sunburns or irritated skin. Aloe vera also releases oxygen upon absorbing carbon dioxide in the home’s air; for this reason, the plant is also beneficial to your home’s air quality. There are various species of this plant so you’re sure to find a size and type that best suits your space!
The species known as Ficus benjamina Anastasia is a popular choice throughout Ireland and the UK, not to mention elsewhere in the world, when it comes to indoor plants. Not only is this plant easy to maintain, the weeping fig is a known air purifier. Its variegated foliage is glossy and attractive. It will also make due with varying degrees of light. As a beautiful ornamental tree that removes toxins from the air, this a tough plant to beat.
Also referred to as the “money plant (every home needs one of these),” the jade plant is a delightful plant with simple needs. It will grow to a width between 25 and 50 centimeters, but many gardeners prefer to train their jade plants as small, indoor bonsai trees. These plants appear to thrive so effortlessly and add such interesting texture to any setting, that they are a first-rate choice when it comes to indoor plants. During the warm season, the jade plant may require a bit more watering as it is actively growing; however, in the winter it can be watered when the soil has become dry. Four hours of direct sunlight daily is ideal for your jade plants and a dusting with a damp cloth may also be needed for its leaves from time to time.
Green Jewel Plant
Known scientifically as Dracaena fragrans, the green jewel plant boasts a vibrant shade of bright green that will wake up any room. It’s a favorite plant among people who travel because it’s very forgiving in terms of its watering needs. For this reason, it’s often added to offices or households where people are sometimes too busy to fuss over the plants! With its neat appearance, this well-behaved plant is a great choice for owners who want a hassle-free plant!
The “Bonnie” Spider Plant
Known scientifically as Chlorophytum comosum Bonnie, this lovely spider plant is a breeze to care for. Moreover, it does quite as well in sun as part shade. Its cascading grass-like leaves add both color and texture to any setting. Ideal for enlivening the décor, this spider plant is reliable and people love how minimal its care requirements are.
These plants are some of the easiest to care for, but are also exceptionally attractive. Add them to your home or office; they also make great gifts for family members or friends!