The “Low Maintenance” Plant
When it comes to picking out plants for the home, everyone has a different level of “maintenance” they can give. Some people have time to devote to watering and caring for their plants, while others may not have much time on a day-to-day basis. If you are someone who is often busy and doesn’t have much time for plant care, you should opt for getting a low maintenance indoor plant. I’ve created some criteria below based on what I know about my own life (and my friends’ lives) that I would use to figure out what kind of indoor plant would be best.
- Do you travel often?
- Are you responsible?
The “Pet Friendly” Plant
Are you on the lookout for a plant that’s safe for your beloved pup?
Great! There are many beautiful plants you can choose from, but here are my top 5 picks:
- [plant 1]
- [plant 2]
- [plant 3]
- [plant 4]
- [plant 5]
The “Air Purifying” Plant
If you’re new to indoor plants, it’s helpful to choose ones that don’t have excessive watering or maintenance needs. Most people don’t want their plants to be high maintenance (except when they are).
Below is a list of plants that can help purify the air in your home or apartment. These are also good choices for people who are not at home enough to take care of an indoor plant, or those who have a habit of forgetting to water them.
- Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
- Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
- Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
If you do opt for one of these plants, make sure you keep them away from your bedroom and bathroom, since their air-purifying abilities will suck out the humidity from these rooms and make them too dry for human comfort.
The succulent doesn’t need much fertilizing. You can go with a low-maintenance plant fertilizer. If you have a cactus, it needs to be fertilized once every 3-4 months during the spring and summer. For other types of succulents, apply fertilizer once every month from March until October.
You should just use plain potting soil for growing your plants. But make sure that you add some sand to the soil for good drainage.
The “Tall / Statement” Plant
For this category, I’ve selected two plants: the money tree and the ponytail palm.
These tall plants have a lot of presence, and will provide a central focus for your space. So if you’re looking for something that can make a statement, one of these might be good for you.
The money tree (aka pachira aquatica) has the added benefit of being pet-friendly, so it’s perfect if you have other living creatures sharing your space with you. It’s also air-purifying, which is great! Thriving in bright to medium light and needing regular watering cycles, it can be somewhat high maintenance. As such, I wouldn’t recommend this plant if you don’t have time to devote to caring for houseplants on a regular basis.
The ponytail palm (aka beaucarnea recurvata) is an easy-to-grow succulent that loves medium light but isn’t so needy about watering as some of its fellow succulents are. It won’t need much care outside of occasional pruning or trimming to keep it from getting too unruly (if that bothers you). The big downside here is that it’s toxic to dogs and cats! So bear that in mind when considering this otherwise excellent specimen.
General Guide To Indoor Plants
As you’ll see in this post, indoor plants are a wonderful addition to any homestead. Depending on what you’re looking for in terms of aesthetics and upkeep, there are options galore to suit your needs.
In this guide, we’ll break down four types of plants based on their level of maintenance and effort required to keep them alive. For each type of plant, we’ll give a few examples that fit the category and explain the best place for it in your home or office.
We hope this guide will help you find the perfect plant for your space!They say that you should always keep fresh flowers in your home. But who has the time and money to constantly buy new flowers?
Well, we’re here to tell you that there is a low-maintenance alternative: indoor plants! There are plenty of indoor plants that can fit any lifestyle, and they come with many benefits. They’re not just aesthetically pleasing; they can also reduce stress, boost your mood, and even improve your sleep quality.
But how do you decide which plant is right for you? Well, we’ve got a guide for that! Here’s our general guide to indoor plants:
Looking to get started with indoor plants? You’re in the right place.
We’ve got a guide to help you find the perfect plant for your living situation, and we’ll even tell you what it needs, so you can go ahead and get started right away.
Want to know how much light your plant needs? That’s helpful information as you plan where to put your plant, but it also tells us a lot about how much water it needs, too. A plant that doesn’t need much light will probably not need much water, either.
Not sure how much time you have? Good news—you don’t need much time at all! Most of our plants require little-to-no attention from you: just put them in a sunny spot and water them when they need it. Sure, some of them might take a few days or weeks before they start growing (some grow more slowly than others), but most of them will be just fine if left alone for a few days.
While we love all plants here at [company name], there are a few special ones that we think are great for first-time growers. They’re easy to care for and won’t die if you forget about them for a while. They’re also really beautiful and
Plants are great for your home or office, and they’re pretty low-maintenance to boot. But with so many kinds of plants out there, how do you know which ones are best for you?
We’ve got the answer. Here’s a list of the best indoor plants based on whether you want something that’s:
– easy to take care of
– purifies the air in your home/office
You’ve probably noticed that indoor plants are having a major moment right now. You might have seen your friends and family members on Instagram or Pinterest showing off their trendy new leafy friends, or maybe you’ve visited a friend’s house and noticed that the space is filled with beautiful indoor plants.
But you’re not an expert… and the last thing you want to do is end up with a plant that just doesn’t work in your space. So instead of just diving in and buying the first thing that catches your eye, here is a guide to help you navigate the world of indoor plants so you can find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and home.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it: indoor plants are cool. I love them. I have them everywhere in my apartment. But I want to make sure that when you buy an indoor plant, you get the one that’s right for you and your lifestyle.
So let’s talk about some of the most popular types of indoor plants on the market today, and how to choose which ones are right for you, shall we?
First up: ficus plants! These plants can be temperamental, but they’re beautiful. They need lots of sunlight to thrive, which means they’re best suited for people who live in sunny locations or have sunrooms with plenty of natural light. If you’re going to buy a ficus, make sure to research the watering schedule before pulling out your credit card.
Next up: snake plants! These look really amazing in modern apartments with clean lines and minimalist furniture. They don’t require much attention and can thrive in low-light conditions, so they’re great if you travel a lot or work long hours away from home.
Finally: ivy! A little more finicky than our other suggestions, ivy will bring real class and elegance to any home when cared for correctly—and it’s not too difficult
Are you looking for a new leafy friend?
Before you head to the store, we’re going to tell you all about our favorite indoor plants so that you can pick one that’s right for your lifestyle.
We know—you are already thinking: “But I’m not a plant person!” We have some news for you, friends: We weren’t either! But then we got some plants. And now we are. It’s really exciting!
If you’re not sure where to start on your plant journey, take this quiz: