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The best low maintenance houseplants

13-Oct-2020

Houseplants are a great addition to any home but so many people prefer not to have them as they can’t seem to keep them alive. However, keeping houseplants alive all starts with finding the right houseplant for your home and the care you can provide. 

If you struggle to keep houseplant alive, you might need to choose something that doens’t mind if you forget to water it occasionally or something that will survive while you’re on holiday. 

To help you find a houseplant you can keep alive, we’ve compiled a guide to the best low maintenance houseplants. 

Monstera 

If you want a plant that doesn’t need too much maintenance, Monstera Deliciosa are ideal. They can adapt to most light conditions and are slightly drought tolerant so will forgive you if you forget to water it every now and again. 

They only need watering every one to two weeks so there’s not too much to remember. 

Monstera Deliciosa are currently very on-trend so they will add a touch of style to any room in your home without taking up huge amounts of your time. Even better, they’re available in a wide range of sizes so there’s something to fit every room and home! 

If you want to know more about looking after Monstera plants, you can read our care guide here. 

Take a look at our range of Monstera Deliciosa here

Fiddle leaf fig 

Fiddle Leaf Fig trees are floor plants and can grow extremely tall, making them the perfect stylish addition to your home. 

They prefer bright, filtered light so make sure you keep your plant near a sunny window so it can make the most of the sunshine throughout the day. You might notice your fiddle leaf fig start to lean towards the light so to help it grow straight, you can turn it every now and again. 

In terms of watering, you should make sure the top inch of the plant’s soil is dry. Cold water can put your plant into shock so leave it to get to room temperature first for the best results. 

The good news is, Fiddle Leaf Figs are available in a range of sizes so we’ve got something for everyone and every space. 

Take a look at our range of Fiddle Leaf Figs here

Peperomioides 

Pilea Peperomioides is well known for being a low maintenance house plant and will thrive in a bright place near a window. However, make sure you keep it out of direct sunlight otherwise the leaves could burn. 

Before watering your Peperomioides, make sure the top two to three inches of the soil is dry to make sure you avoid overwatering. Watering it once a week should be enough but make sure you don’t provide it with any water if the soil is still moist. 

If you want to keep your Peperomioides in check, you can trim it and propagate the cuttings to grow more smaller plants. 

Take a look at our Pilea Peperomioides here. 

 

Rubber Plant 

Rubber plants like the perfect balance of light and water so, as long as it gets the right amounts of both, your plant will thrive and grow. If they need more water or sunlight, they will tell you by dropping their lower leaves. 

Provide your rubber plant with bright, indirect sunlight that’s not too hot, otherwise the leaves will get burnt. 

These plants prefer the soil to be kept moist but not drowning in the water. In the winter, they will need less watering so they can be more forgiving if you forget to water them than other plant varieties. 

Rubber Plants are the perfect low maintenance plants for any room in your home with plenty of light and will add a stylish touch to any room in your home. 

Take a look at our range of Rubber Plants here

Philodendron 

Philodendron plants are available in a number of varieties and offer a perfect low maintenance option. With so many different types available, if you’re looking for something that doesn’t need too much care, look at this range. 

Philodendrons are one of the few varieties of houseplant that have air purifying qualities too. Pollutants in your home are gathered up by the aerial roots and leaves of the plant and release it as oxygen into the air. 

These plants prefer half-shaded locations with no direct light so, if you have a room in your home that’s a little darker, this is the perfect plant. 

Keep the soil moist to keep the plant as happy as possible - this means checking it every few days to check whether it needs watering or not. 

Take a look at our Philodendron care guide here. 

Take a look at our range of Philodendrons here

ZZ plant 

ZZ plants are almost indestructible and actually prefer to be ignored! So, if you’re looking for a plant that needs virtually no care at all, this is probably the plant for you. These plants can thrive in places where most plants don’t so they will forgive you if you forget to water them for a while. This plant prefers being watered too little rather than too often so try not to over do it too much. 

They need very little water and prefer to be kept in dry soil. ZZ plants also prefer low to bright indirect light. 

Take a look at our ZZ plants here

Pothos devil’s ivy 

Devil’s Ivy is the perfect beginner’s plant and thrive in either bright sunlight or a dimly lit room so, no matter where you put it, it should still thrive. Just make sure you don’t place it in full direct sun or complete darkness. 

Pothos plants have shallow root systems so only need light watering in order to get enough. Just check the top inch of soil every now and again and water the plant when it’s dry. It will need more watering during the spring and summer months. 

Take a look at our Devil’s Ivy here

Schefflera 

Schefflera are another low maintenance yet beautiful and stylish addition to your home. 

They require bright, indirect light so make sure they have enough light or you might find that the plant becomes too leggy. However, make sure you don’t place it in direct light or the leaves will burn. 

When watering, make sure the soil in the pot has thoroughly dried out and then make sure you soak the soil through when you do water. Remember that overwatering can kill this plant so look out for yellow leaves which are a sign that you could be watering it too much. 

Take a look at our range of Schefflera plants here.



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