Longing for blossoming blooms, colourful containers and picture-perfect pots?
Even if you’re not the most green-fingered connoisseur, there are a number of easy-to-grow indoor plants to choose from…all of which promise to both decorate and purify the air in your home.
These easy-to-grow plants are traditionally grown from plugs. They’re renowned for their hot hue, which promises to add an instant splash of colour to both hanging baskets and containers. Choose from an array of shades and shapes, including both trailing and upright variants. For best results, pinch out the tips of young stems, as this will encourage lots of bushy growth.
Care: When planting fuchsia flowers indoors, use a container filled with good quality commercial potting soil. For best results, place the plant in an area that receives bright, indirect light. These plants do not enjoy hot, intense sunlight. With this in mind, choose a room with a temperature offering 60°F to 70°F. (15°C to 21°C.) during the day.
They can withstand a slighter cooler temperature during the night. Signs it’s too hot? The plant won’t produce blooms!
During the spring and summer months, you must water the plant on a regular basis. The soil should be moist but not soggy. In addition to this, use fertilizer as fuchsias are heavy feeders.
This simply managed indoor plant boasts an abundance of air-purifying qualities, all of which promise to strip and absorb toxins, (such as formaldehyde) from the home. This particular species of plant features trailing stems and a vibrant green hue.
Care: This almost maintenance-free, indoor house plant is one of the easiest indoor plants to grow. It does however boast stems that trail an impressive eight feet. If you have a smaller space to work with, there is no need to avoid this specie, simply cut the stems back when they get too long.
Pruning will not only keep the plant under control, it will ensure it continues to look full and healthy. The Pothos is able to thrive in an array of lighting conditions, but try to avoid particularly low light if you can as this may diminish the leaves’ variegation.
Before watering this plant ensure the soil is dry to the touch. This is a great plant for a beginner gardener as Pothos are able to grow, with little care, in a variety of normal room temperatures.
Asides from boasting an abundance of medicinal properties, this succulent is also a great option for the home, particularly for those looking for a maintenance-free plant. Its long pointed leaves can grow to three feet in height, creating a focal point indoors. Smaller species are great options for smaller spaces, apartments, and window ledges.
Care: Aloe likes room temperatures of around 70°F (21°C) and prefers lots of sunlight. As you might expect for a succulent, this indoor house plant enjoys dry soil conditions and is among the easiest indoor house plants to grow as it does not require regular watering.
Money plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Often referred to as the Feng Shui plant, the money plant is another one of the easiest indoor plants to grow. It’s native to Singapore, where it is said to bring wealth and luck to the household. It is easy to care for and can withstand both low light and air-conditioning.
Care: For best results, prune every now and again as this will encourage the leaves to flourish. When searching for the best position to place this plant, consider light. This particular species prefers indirect, medium-light exposure. However, if you notice the leaves turning a shade of yellow, place in sunlight to give it a good dose of vitamin D!
As this plant is pretty much maintenance-free, it requires little water. For best results, water every seven to 10 days. This is an ideal option for those who travel a lot (be it for business or pleasure), as the plant will survive whilst they are away from home.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
This picture-perfect, low-maintenance bloom is a great option for the home. In fact, the peace lily is said to be one of the world’s best air purifiers. According to NASA, it is able to neutralize gases such as Carbon Monoxide and Benzene from household furnishings and products.
Care: This plant thrives in indirect sunlight, but in this case, if the leaves turn yellow, it means it has had too much sunlight. Water the peace lily to keep the soil just moist, however, if the leaves begin to droop, add more water. If you have air conditioning in your home, this can cause the soil to dry up. This species blooms twice a year, for a period of two months at a time. If the plant struggles to flower, simply add fertilizer.
Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)
This stunning indoor tree boasts large, rich green leaves that look a little like fiddles (which explains the name). This particular specie of easy to grow indoor plant is an ideal statement piece and one that promises to brighten a room in an instance.
Fiddle-leaf figs can grow an impressive three meters in height indoors, although they can be pruned to prevent further growth. For best results, house this plant in a pot measuring 20cm to 35cm in size.
Care: To ensure the best growing conditions, place this plant in bright, yet indirect sunlight. Only water when the top layer of soil is dry to the touch. One thing you may have to do every now and again is wipe down the leaves. Due to their size, they can collect dust, which if left, will encourage fungi and bacterial growth.
Swedish Ivy Plant (Plectranthus Verticillatus)
If you wish to invest in a hanging basket houseplant, this is an ideal choice. When pruned correctly, this species will produce an array of vibrant shiny, dark green leaves and pink tubular-shaped flowers.
Care: Place in indirect sunlight and water only when the soil is dry.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This is said to be one of the easiest indoor houseplants to grow. Asides from purifying the air in your home, it’s an extremely aesthetically pleasing option. There are a number of variants to choose from, including those with yellow and silver striped leaves.
Care: The snake plant can withstand long periods of neglect and it still looks in full health!
This plant is another species that requires little care. It thrives in indoor conditions and when watered every now and again can grow a bloom that looks extremely similar to the yellow Calla Lily.
Care: Low light and little water – a great option for the novice gardener!
Staghorn Fern (Platycerium)
For a more unique indoor houseplant, choose the staghorn fern. Many will often mount this species on the wall, as the decorative fertile fronds resemble deer antlers.
Care: Water once a week and place in indirect but bright sunlight.
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