10 undemanding indoor plants to have in your house or office
HAVING plants inside your home or office could give you a little "perk-me-up" feeling every time you see them. Plants do not only prettify your surroundings, they also purify the air and give you green and relaxing scenery whether you are at home or in the office. Here are 10 low maintenance indoor plants that we recommend for you:
Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
Also known as the money plant or friendship plant. Because of its succulent nature, it does not require water everyday, only when the soil feels dry. Be sure not to let it drown.
Yucca (Yucca elephantipes)
The Yucca is a hardy foliage plant with long stems and long leaves. Position it in an area that is bathed in natural light and you're good to go. Great for the corners of your living room.
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
This indoor beauty is a creeping succulent that looks like a string of beads, thus the name. Make sure that you place it in an area where its tendrils can hang freely. It is easy to cultivate, however it is somewhat toxic, so probably not great to have around the kids and pets.
A succulent to give your work desk a boost. It could also be a stunning addition to your patio. This plant can thrive on minimal care, just keep the soil moist.
Another stunning succulent plant with beneficial medicinal properties. Aside from being good for your skin and hair, the aloe plant just need to bask in light for it not to wither. Place it on your window sill or at your kitchen island.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
A snake plant or ribbon plant has thick, waxy leaves. It does not have stems and it is completely okay to let it be for long periods of time.
Devil's Ivy (Pothos)
If your thumb is kind of purple or black (all except for green), you might still have some green light inside your fortress with this plant. With its luscious leafy vine, the Devil's Ivy can purify indoor air big time.
Air Plants (Tillandasia)
These cute little stringy plants are on trend right now. Plant them in tiny, fish bowl-like crystal containers and hang them anywhere. Occasionally mist your air plants with water from a sprayer.
The cactus is the go-to indoor-slash-decorative plant for people with the blackest thumbs.
Shamrock Plant (Trifolium pratense)
If you want to feel lucky inside your office, place a shamrock plant on your open window sill. Resembling a clover leaf, the shamrock plant thrives on cooler temperatures.
Jody Allen is the founder of Stay At Home Mum.