Sometimes having a plant at home is a real ordeal: it fades quickly because we do not necessarily take care of it, we must shelter it from the sun, the hot and water when it is necessary … while it is a true interior decoration and they dress directly your living room, your entrance or your room and especially they have a real positive effect on your health and good mood. But do not panic, there are many houseplants that do not need light and require little maintenance which is perfect for people who do not have a green thumb. Here is our selection made especially for you!
The spathiphyllum or “moon flower”
Already seen, in our article on the depolluting plants, it is a very pretty plant for your interior: its green leaves and some pretty white flowers will give color and life to your house.
This plant is perfect for people who often forget to water their plants. The moon flower requires a little more maintenance during its growth period with more regular waterings. She likes and develops very well in a humid environment and where the temperatures are higher than 15 ° C. In addition to that, the shadow does not spoil it because it does not support direct light. If in winter it is near a place too hot (fireplace, heating, …) do not hesitate to spray it about once a week. This will allow it to grow properly and not to dry.
It also has a benefit for the place where it is because it tends to purify the air with its ability to absorb the harmful volatile substances that are in our house or our apartment.
A colorful tropical plant belonging to the family bromeliads, which will give a little pep to your place of life and also requires very little maintenance. It exists in different shapes and colors (red, yellow, orange, purple and even two-tone) and does not go unnoticed. Bromeliad needs light therefore it should be placed in a bright place but not in direct sunlight. It can also grow in the shade. (picture at the head of the article)
For its maintenance, do not water it anyhow because it can not stand stagnant water that rotten its roots. Pour non-calcareous water, rain or filtered in the heart of the chalice over a sink, the extra water will flow to the sides, once the water is gone, here it is happy!
In addition, do not hesitate to humidify with a sprayer regularly to recreate the moisture of its original habitat.
Sansevieria or “mother-in-law language”
The Sansevieria is a plant impossible to kill even if you do not pay attention. It is really made for people who do not have a green thumb but still want to dress their house with greenery and plants. Her nickname “mother-in-law” is due to its shape and texture: large, slender, leathery leaves. It also exists in several colors, always in green tones but it can be variegated color, dark green and even mottled / spotted. Its leaves can have different shapes: more rounded, thinner, longer, … But in general its size can range from 30cm to 70cm or more depending on the type of sansevieria.
For maintenance, nothing complicated. It is a perfect plant for interiors as it develops very well when the temperature is around 18 to 22 ° C. Once a week, consider watering it a bit without drowning it completely and in winter reduce watering once a month or even less often if it’s really cold. In addition, gardening advice: once a month you can put a sponge on its leaves to remove dust and leave it wet. Regarding the brightness, if you put it in a place too dark, its growth will be reduced. You can put it near a window but without the sun’s rays touching it. Opt instead for windows that are on the North side. If you follow these few tips, your mother-in-law language will be in perfect condition and will last you a very long time.
Misery or Tradescantia Zebrina
As its name suggests, it is a plant that supports all kinds of conditions, even the most miserable: shade, little water, poor soil … In addition to being easy to maintain, it is a very pretty plant with dark green and purple zebra leaves underneath. By nature, it develops in forest areas rather cool and shaded, that is why it is not complicated maintenance. It only needs three essential things to survive in your interior: a moistened earth, a half-shade exposure but still bright (do not put it directly in contact with the sun’s rays) and two waterings per week and only one in winter. Its watering also depends on the seasons, in summer and when it is really hot, water it every two days so that it always keeps moisture, in spring, autumn and winter, moderate watering.
For its location, you can very well put the edge of a window on the west side so it will have some rays of sun only at the end of the day.
High chamaedorea or mountain palm
This is the indoor palm tree that will be perfect for beautifying a space in your home that is the most popular indoor palms. It is quite high since it can reach 1m20 and has large leaves, like palm trees, unlike other plants in the interior. It requires very little maintenance and little brightness too. On the other hand, it has had a hard time growing if grown in a really dark place. In a very bright place, it can produce small clusters of yellow flowers in the spring.
For it to develop perfectly, the ideal temperature in the place where it is should be between 18 ° C and 20 ° C. Below 13 ° C, it will not grow properly and will not stay alive for long.
Like the “mother-tongue language”, the mountain palm is a perfect plant for beginners, for people who do not have a green thumb or for people who do not really have time to devote themselves to plants.
Perfect indoor plant that will decorate your home with its colorful leaves that look painted. There are several kinds of calathea with different colors. It is a plant that adapts to interiors since it supports moisture but not freshness and supports the brightness but not too strong.
If you have a rather dark room, the calathea will be perfect for her. If you place it directly under the sun’s rays, its leaves will burn. Calathea does not tolerate too cool temperatures, the minimum it can withstand is 13 ° C, so indoor environments are made for this plant.
Regarding watering, this plant requires a fairly regular watering: when the soil is dry, do not hesitate to put water back. We must still be careful because its roots do not support excess water. It should be avoided in hot places such as the radiator for example, otherwise it may die.
Plant quite imposing and very decorative with its large leaves. Its leaves can have different forms: in heart, rounded, in spatula, sometimes even perforated but they are generally rather imposing that is why in large parts this plant will dress it directly.
Concerning the maintenance, it is a plant very easy to maintain and which requires little knowledge and care. It will be perfect for the interior since it develops properly in an environment where temperatures are between 18 and 25 ° C.
When the philodendron is in full growth period, water it regularly but without drowning it: it is not necessary that water stays on the surface. In addition, do not hesitate to mist the leaves so that it feels like in its natural area.
Gardening Tip: Just like mother-in-law’s tongue, you can put a damp sponge on the leaves to remove all the dust and, in the process, moisten the plant.
They are small succulents of various shapes and colors that are perfect for decorating small rooms or small places inside pretty pots. Unlike other plants mentioned above, they are very small plants since they measure only maximum 15cm.
As it is a succulent plant, it is not necessary to water it daily. On the other hand, one watering per week is perfect but without drowning it. Avoid too much moisture and too cold places. They do not support direct sunlight but grow better and more easily in a room that has a lot of light. Watch out for sunlight that may burn your leaves if you place it on a window sill with direct light.
Finally, they grow very well in places where temperatures are between 20 and 24 ° C. If you do not necessarily have the green thumb, a small place to live and not want to invest in big plants, start with the haworthias.
It is also very easy to maintain, requires little care and therefore is very resistant. It is greatly appreciated for its arched foliage and size that will fill a living room or a large room very well. In its natural environment, this plant can go up to 10 meters in height but when grown for an interior, it can reach maximum 2 meters, which is already a good size.
For care and maintenance, they only need two very essential things: lots of bright light and moisture. If these two things are respected, your dracaena will last in time. It supports very well the sun so do not hesitate to place it towards the south side of your house, so that it can receive the rays of the sun. By cons, this plant does not support environments too hot. In this case, you can mist its foliage.
Adiantum fragrans or the capillary
The capillary or “Venus’s hair” is actually a fern with light, airy foliage. It is an indoor plant that still requires special maintenance in order to stay healthy. It comes from tropical forests and wet undergrowth, so it can not withstand the heat of a house or apartment. A temperature too low will also annoy her to push. It is not a very imposing plant since its maximum height is 40cm and its foliage is very aerial.
In order to grow it only needs indirect light and freshness: be sure to water it frequently. In summer or winter (if you heat your home), if the temperature is above 20 ° C, consider spraying it daily so that it does not dry out. Also remember to ventilate often enough where she is, since she still needs air to live.
Tip and watering easy care houseplants
Succulents, bonsai or yucca are also perfect indoor potted plants that require little maintenance and therefore little light.
If you want to put small carnivorous plants in your home, moreover perfect as houseplants, choose a more or less bright place. They must have a minimum of natural light so that they can stay healthy, so choose to place them at the edge of your windows.
A little tip: if you do not like the pot in which the plant is at the time of sale if it is included, you can very well repot it in your favorite pot. In addition, it may allow for better root development.
Watering plants: When watering your plants, if you are afraid that water will flow everywhere, do not forget to place your potted plant on a saucer, it is often sold not far from the pot to be matched. This also allows you to judge the amount of water, the plant does not need that the saucer overflows! And water your plant only when the earth is dry.
That’s it, dear Fuzzy, it was our 2nd article on indoorplants easy to maintain and be careful to the toxic plants. Do not hesitate to tell us if you have one of these easy-care plants in your home or apartment.