Did you resolve to live healthier this year? Forget dieting and exercising! This could simply be achieved by growing some houseplants! Houseplants have been known to improve the air quality inside our homes by removing toxins in the air, thus benefiting your lungs. Plants will also improve your emotion well-being and make you happier, especially during dreadful winter days.
Not a gardener? Tend to kill plants? That’s ok! These houseplants are easy to grow and tough! Some will even thrive with some neglect.
Cast-Iron Plant (aspidistra elatior)
- an indestructible, tough houseplant with attractive, sword-like dark green leaves
- can tolerate low light and neglect
- doesn’t need frequent watering; in fact, overwatering can kill the plant
- prefers a drier soil
- occasionally flowers, but don’t expect them
- flowering houseplant with attractive dark green foliage and waxy, sweet-scented flowers that is easy to grow
- doesn’t require frequently watering; in fact, hoyas prefer to be on the dry side
- if you want the plant to flower, give the plant lots of light and keep away from drafts
- this houseplant has attractive green foliage and will remove air pollutants and toxins
- small flowers may appear in summer followed by red berries
- does well in low light and low humidity environments, but keep it warm. It doesn’t like the cold
- Keep soil moist. Water regularly.
- No pruning required
- Note: all parts of the plant are poisonous! Keep away from small children and pets. May cause severe irritation of the lips, tongue and throat
- one of the most popular houseplants today with attractive thin, green and white foliage
- easy to reproduce; just remove shoots and place them in soil
- doesn’t require much water; water sparingly and allow soil to dry between waterings
- spider plant likes light, but not direct sunlight
- It’s nearly indestructible! Hard to kill, which makes it an ideal plant for beginners!
- carefree, easy to grow succulent plant with sword-like leaves; can tolerate neglect
- can survive low light environments, but performs better in brighter light
- the only problem is that that if you overwater, it might develop root rot. Allow soil to dry between waterings
So what are you waiting for? Get growing!
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