8 Low maintenance plants for beginner plantitos and plantitas
Do you love plants but don’t have much time?
Since the pandemic hit, many people have started going greener. Not only houseplants spruce up your space and improve well-being, they also give an illusion of being outdoor while stuck at home.
The good news is that you don’t have to have a green thumb to start your own indoor garden. Here’s a list of easy-care, low maintenance houseplants that will most likely to thrive, even without showering it with attention.
Snake plant is the kind of plant that doesn’t require much attention. They are used as natural air purifiers. They can survive even without water for days and can thrive under low light conditions. Just make sure not to overwater, or else it will rot.
For peace lily, no extensive care is needed. They can withstand a little amount of water and can thrive in medium, indirect lighting condition. Take not that too much light or low light can result to brown spots or foliage sunburn. It’s good to add them if you’re starting on your own indoor garden as they also help absorb mold spores and purify the air.
This spider-looking plant is one of the favorites among plantitos and plantitas. It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow under any circumstance. It grows well even in low-light condition and does not need to be watered daily.
Snake plants also attracts positivity. Just put them into a nice macrame planter and hang them in every corner of your house so your space is filled with good vibes.
This air-purifying plant can grow up to eight feet tall and is one of the easiest plants to take care of. Just place it where it can receive bright light and you are good to go.
This is one of the best plants to add into your collection, especially if you are a succulent lover. It has thick leaves and interesting branches that grows into a size of a small shrub. Just place it in an area where it receives partial or indirect sunlight. Now, since these plants hold water in their leaves, make sure to only water them when you feel that the top of soil is too dry to touch. If the leaves start to fall off or has leaf spots, you might have overwatered them.
If you want an aesthetically, good-looking and low maintenance houseplant, Monstera is a top choice. It can grow indoors just as long as they get adequate sunlight. Monstera can be sensitive to overwatering, so it should not be done too often.
If you are going for those vine-y plants that grow downwards, Pothos is the right one for you. It starts small with only a few leaves but can grow quickly. Hang them on a spot where there’s indirect sunlight and keep its soil moist without overwatering. Never place them under direct sunlight, otherwise, it will cause the leaves to burn.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ Plant, otherwise known as “Welcome plant”, has shiny thick leaves that usually grows in the height of three feet. It can survive months without water. Just place it in a room that is relatively bright, but with indirect sunlight, otherwise, too much sun exposure can cause scalding and will turn the leaves into yellow. Water it only when the soil looks dry.
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