Looking to add to your indoor plant collection? We can't blame you!
From their air purifying qualities to their potential to enhance your sleep, they also look fantastic.
Here are some ideas for hardy plants that look beautiful without needing too much attention.
1. Swiss Cheese Plant (monstera deliciosa)
These popular plants feature lush green leaves with distinctive holes which make a stunning statement in any room.
These plants prefer warm climates away from direct sunlight, and benefit from regular cleaning with a soft, damp cloth.
Monstera prefer humidity so keep them away from air conditioners and they like to climb so provide it with some kind of stake or trellis for support.
2. Devil's Ivy (golden pothos)
Devil's Ivy is a fast-growing vine and is usually forgiving, suited to any position in the house (but work beautifully in bathrooms). The waxy, heart-shaped leaves look beautiful in hanging pots.
Devil's Ivy is drought tolerant and doesn't require regular fertilisation. A weekly watering in warmer months (fortnightly in winter) should keep it happy.
Even better, it's the plant that keeps on giving - prune your plant in spring and place the cuttings in glass jars of water to encourage rooting, giving you more plants to play with.
3. Peace Lily (spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lily has glossy, dark green foliage and stunning white flowers, and grows to between 45 to 65 centimetres tall.
It's long been a favourite amongst house plant enthusiasts due to its air purifying properties.
The peace lily loves bright, indirect light (low light may cause it to bloom poorly) and will usually only need to be watered once a week in warmer months, less often in winter - they prefer dry soil so test the soil with your finger before watering to make sure it's not damp from its last watering.
Wipe down the leaves every so often to keep them glossy and prevent dust from building up.
4. Mother In-Laws Tongue
Mother In-Laws Tongue (or snake plant) gets it's name from its long, sharp looking leaves.
It takes a lot to kill this plant so is great if you tend towards the more neglectful side of indoor plant care.
It can grow up to two metres tall, and should be placed in bright light with some direct sun for several hours a day.
Keep the root ball remaining slightly damp in summer, but water less often in winter to avoid rotting - don’t overwater, as the plant would prefer to be too dry than too damp!
5. Rubber Plant / Rubber Fig
The insta-favourite rubber plant has beautiful shiny leaves in green and burgundy, and can either stay small if kept in a small pot or be encouraged to grow into a large indoor tree.
It's a hardy plant that prefers bright, indirect light with weekly watering in warmer seasons and in colder seasons it can survive on infrequent watering.
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