Is there such a thing as a no care house plant? Indeed there is not. Plants are after all living creatures. Some care in the form of light, water and nutrients are essential to all.
There is however a group of very tough plants, that manage to survive is spite of the dreadful care they are given. Different plants have different growing requirements for optimal growth and health, but many can do quite well with less than ideal growing conditions. These are the plants you can forget to water, leave in poor soil and starve them of light. They somehow mange to hang in there and bounce back once you come to your senses and show them a little TLC.
The following plants are in this group and are therefore great specimens for beginners, busy busy people, commercial settings and or lazy or forgetful gardeners.
EASY CARE INDOOR PLANTS:
A huge selection of sizes and shapes to choose from. Think of aloe vera and jade plants for a start. Many of these are very long lived.
Forms a nice rounded mound, great for a hanging basket.
Often called the mother-in-law plant. This is one of the easiest plants to keep alive partly because they are very drought tolerant.
As long as you supply water this plant will do just fine.
This colourful plant is ideal for hanging. Easy to propagate from its little hanging baby plants.
CAST IRON PLANT
May just be the easiest plant to grow as it will withstand great neglect.
A great trailing plant for hanging. If it gets too long simply cut the stems back to keep it bushier. It is also a great air purifier.
Makes for a large specimen plant as it can grow to 8 feet. Beautiful shiny leaves and acts as an air purifier.
FIDDLE LEAF FIG
A large tree like plant with dark, leathery leaves. Makes a strong statement in a room.
DUMB CANE PLANT
Adds a tropical look to your decor. Can grow to 6 feet tall.
A large 7 foot tree when mature adds a tropical look and a dramatic touch to your room.
Is a fast growing trailing plant good for growing on mantels or bookshelves.
Sometimes called “purple heart”. A trailing vine with stripped patterned leaves.
One of the toughest indoor plants you can grow.
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