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- What Are The Easiest Houseplants To Grow?
- ISBN 13: 9781604695014
- Indestructible Houseplants
- 12 House Plants That Are Surprisingly Hard To Kill
- 23 Indoor Plants for Low Light, Perfect for Brightening Up Your Home
- Our Top Low-Maintenance Houseplants for Under $20
- The Most Indestructible Plant in the World
- Finally, really good advice on how to stop killing your houseplants
What Are The Easiest Houseplants To Grow?
Adding plants to your home doesn't require a green thumb. Here are a few best bets for your space. Spring is on the way and with it allergens, dust and all the germs you don't want in your home. If you're not interested in adding air purifiers to your decor, a few hard-working houseplants can help keep your air cleaner.
A simple set of houseplants add color, style and an earthy warmth to interior spaces, and contrary to popular belief, you don't need a green thumb to keep indoor plants alive. What about wildfire smoke? The key is selecting plants that thrive in your specific environment. Whether you're working with limited natural light, a busy schedule or musty air that needs purifying, there are plenty of plant options out there to meet your needs. Multiple studies have proven certain plants are able to absorb polluting, organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene through their leaves and roots.
That absorbing purifies the air around the plant. A NASA study even highlighted several plants that excelled in cleaning the air around them. If you're looking to breathe easier, but don't want to purchase an air purifier , opt for one of these plants for their ability to improve indoor air quality.
Named for the white blooms reminiscent of a surrender flag, these budding beauties remove formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air around them. Peace lilies can grow up to 16 inches tall and don't need direct sunlight, but they do require regular watering. According to NASA's study, English ivy is a fantastic plant to grow indoors if you're looking for air-filtering ability. English ivy absorbs formaldehyde, found in some household cleaners and can reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter.
However, it should be kept out of the reach of any pets, as it can be poisonous if ingested. This bright and colorful flower packs a pollutant-absorbing punch, filtering out trichloroethylene and benzene, chemical compounds found in cleaners and solvents. Gerbera daisies do need plenty of direct sunlight, so keep your plant in a well-lit area and be sure to water frequently.
Just because you live in a space with limited natural light that doesn't mean you can't enjoy plants inside your home. These shade-loving varieties make the perfect addition to any home, especially if it's low on sunshine. Named for its long, straight leaves, this super-tolerant plant doesn't need direct sunlight or frequent watering to survive. It's easy to keep alive and can grow up to 12 inches tall. The snake plant also releases oxygen at night, unlike most plants, which release it during the day.
That makes it a great plant for a bedroom, and it could even help you sleep better. These exotic-looking flowers are actually quite simple to grow. They don't require direct sunlight and you should allow the soil to dry out in between watering.
That means you won't need to remember to water very often. These plants come in two standard sizes, an under inch variety and a variety that reaches between 18 and 24 inches tall. Moth orchid blooms can last for up to four months and are perfect for low-light locations. Also known as devil's ivy, this strong-willed climbing plant can survive in plenty of indoor lighting conditions.
In the jungle, it can grow up to 40 feet long, but will probably do better in your home as a hanging or potted plant.
Golden pothos don't require a lot of light and prefer partly shady environments. They're exceptionally hardy and add bright, cheery greenery to any interior. Let's face it, keeping anything alive is a time-consuming responsibility. Sometimes watering your plants will simply slip your mind. Not to worry. If you forget to water your plants for a few days or take a vacation, these plants will forgive you. They can withstand a few days, even a week in some cases, with no harm done.
The sprawling spider plant is rarely thirsty. In fact, it can go a week or more without H2O , thanks to its tubelike roots that store nutrients. Still, if you see the leaf tips begin to turn brown, it's time to give it a drink. The best way to store and display a spider plant is in a hanging basket or a tall planter, so the long leaves can dangle over the side. When it comes to light, the spider plant prefers indirect light, not too bright and not in complete shade.
This tongue-twister of a plant is nearly indestructible. It can tolerate plenty of different lighting conditions and go without water for long periods of time. Its bright green leaves are thick and waxy to help conserve water.
Overwatering could be this plant's biggest enemy. It's also important to keep the leaves free of dust, so an occasional wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel will go a long way in keeping your ZZ plant healthy. Perfect for interior spaces, and it's a great plant for travelers. Succulents are mega-popular in interior design these days, accenting desks, kitchens and everywhere in between.
While they do require a decent amount of natural light most prefer full, direct sun , plants in the succulent family don't need much water at all. Like the ZZ plant, there's more risk in overwatering than underwatering. Succulents come in dozens of varieties with a wide array of beautiful colors, shapes and sizes.
Even if your thumb isn't the greenest, these indoor-friendly plants will thrive in your home's climate, maybe even improve it and look good, all at the same time. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Omicron update Think you're 'fully vaccinated'? The best indoor plants for cleaner air Adding plants to your home doesn't require a green thumb.
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ISBN 13: 9781604695014
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She picked for her book The Indestructible Houseplant that, she writes, “tend to tolerate sub-par conditions and less-than-perfect.
By Amy Lockwood published 14 AprilOur edit of the best indoor plants will help you to extend the greenery from your garden into the home, bringing all the health and mood-boosting benefits of nature into your interior. Inspired to form your own oxygen-boosting plant gang? The peace lily or Spathiphyllum is recognisable for its dark green glossy leaves and contrasting white teardrop-shaped flowers. Unlike other plants where you might need to guess when you should water, the peace lily is incredibly helpful at communicating its needs by drooping dramatically when it requires water. Most plants release oxygen during the day, but the peace lily is one of a small number of indoor plants which continue to release oxygen at night - making it a great indoor plant for the bedroom. However, as a fantastic all-rounder, the peace lily will be happy almost anywhere in the house. On top of its health benefits, it has great aesthetic value with elegant arching leaf stems and an impressive freestanding habit which will add height to an interior; group several different sizes together to create verdant indoor garden ideas to retreat to. The parlour palm prefers bright indirect light but as long as it has a spot out of the shade it makes an easy-to-care-for indoor plant. Hailing from tropical climates, the parlour palm prefers it warm and humid, so it will thank you for a light misting on top of your regular watering, and for keeping it away from cold draughts, or too close to radiators where it will dry out.
12 House Plants That Are Surprisingly Hard To Kill
By Camille Dubuis-Welch published 27 AprilWe've all killed a house plant or two at least once in our lives or, know of someone notoriously successful at not caring for house plants as you should. It's always slightly devastating, so to cut out the upset, it makes more sense to instead choose indoor plants that are easy to care for, simple to grow and most importantly, a breeze to keep alive. We called in the experts at Lazy Flora to recommend some of their favorite easy house plants to keep alive, even with a little neglect or overbearing care. We all know someone who can kill a plant at 20 paces.
While some plants require more care, the following hard to kill houseplants will thrive as long as you apply some basic care rules.
23 Indoor Plants for Low Light, Perfect for Brightening Up Your Home
Indestructible Starter Pack is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock. Almost impossible to kill, these two low-maintenance dudes are perfect for house plant newbies. Although they may look like an unlikely duo, these two have been carefully paired together based on their low needs. Both will do best in bright but indirect light, but will also survive in low indoor light. These plants come complete with perfectly sized ceramic pots.
Our Top Low-Maintenance Houseplants for Under $20
Even Black Thumbs Can Grow These Unkillable Houseplants · Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) · Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) · Bromeliads.
The Most Indestructible Plant in the World
Australian House and Garden. Don't have the best luck when it comes to keeping indoor plants alive? We've hunted down some of the most indestructible, low-maintenance indoor plants that you'd actually have to try to kill. These little gems will stay alive and thrive no matter how much neglect you throw at them, they will also do you a favour by purifying the air in your home while bringing your interiors to life.
Finally, really good advice on how to stop killing your houseplants
Give me an indoor plant you can't kill! That's the battle cry from people who want to have plants in their offices or homes but don't want to spend lots of time fussing over them. There are such creatures. Horticulturists love to tell the tale of the sansevieria, or snake plant, a couple received as a house-warming gift and stuck it in the basement because they didn't like its looks.
Rather than guilt-tally your dead plant roster, give it one more hopeful try with these 12 house plants that are surprisingly hard to kill — all courtesy of an informative new book, The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery. The bamboo palm enjoys a humid environment, and thrives in both indirect and low light.
No house plant is indestructible. However, there are a feisty few that can't be beat for their tolerance of light, water, and humidity. Heartleaf Philodendron Philodendron scandens One of my favorites. Also known as the Sweetheart Plant, this is the most popular of the philodendrons because this one stays small and it is so easygoing. It's drought-tolerant.
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