September 16, 2020

6 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants to Spruce Up Your Space

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Are you looking for a unique décor item to add to a space? A low-maintenance indoor plant can be a beautiful addition to any room and add even a few additional benefits you may not have considered. Explore our guide to help you find the perfect houseplants to spruce up your home.

Best Plants To Grow Indoors

Some people are happy to spend a lot of time and resources to keep their plants alive. However, busy schedules and routines often make it difficult to dedicate much time to check in on our houseplants.

Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful, low-maintenance indoor plants to choose from that will allow you to spend more time admiring them and less time struggling to keep them alive.

Rattlesnake Plant

This playful perennial makes a great addition to any nightstand, desktop or side table. Rattlesnake plants thrive in low light, so you do not need to worry about putting it near a window or taking it outside for direct sunlight. A room where it can get plenty of indirect light throughout the day should work just fine.

Rattlesnake plants have a pretty flexible watering schedule – you just need to make sure the soil is always moist (not dry or soaked). They thrive best in temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to avoid any cold drafts or sudden temperature changes. If its leaves begin to yellow or wilt at the tips, mist them with lukewarm water.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are considered one of the most adaptable houseplants and are very easy to grow and maintain. They also act as natural air purifiers, which makes them an excellent addition to any eco-conscious or allergen-sensitive home. You can place a potted spider plant on any tabletop or even display it as a hanging plant. These plants prefer bright indirect light, so keeping them in a space like a kitchen or living room ensures beautiful leaf patterns and length. Let the soil dry out between waterings, but make sure it does not stay too dry for too long.

African Violet

These small flowering plants add a beautiful pop of color with their purple, blue or white flowers. African violets come in hundreds of varieties, but they are often classified by size. Minis reach about 8 inches across while larges span 16 inches or more. You should keep their soil lightly moist and water from the bottom to avoid getting too much water on their leaves. They thrive in medium-to-bright indirect light, so they work quite well in kitchens, open living rooms and well-lit bedrooms.

Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea Orbifolias are eye-catching plants known for their bold patterned foliage that make a beautiful statement piece in any room. The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly at night to reveal the colorful undersides of its leaves. Calatheas require more humidity than many other houseplants, so you may choose to keep it in a bathroom or simply stand it on a wet pebble tray and mist it frequently. While these plants are known to be a bit more forgiving if you forget to water them, you should strive to maintain a regular watering schedule.

Boston Fern

Ferns are one of the most popular houseplants. Their simple elegance makes them a beautiful addition to any room and is fairly easy to care for under the right conditions. Boston ferns are a great choice for those looking for a low-maintenance indoor plant that requires little fertilization. However, you should check on the fern’s soil every day and water when necessary, since dry soil is one of the number one causes of death in Boston ferns.

Haworthia Succulent

Succulents are a popular choice for people looking for low-maintenance houseplants since many of them require less water and sunlight than traditional plants. Haworthia is a miniature succulent and makes a great addition to any desktop or end table. These plants like bright light but not direct sunlight. Experts recommend placing it in a room with a window that faces east or west to allow it to soak some bright light for at least a few hours a day. While succulents need frequent watering in the summer months, you will only need to water it about every other month in the winter.

 

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