Although we are still somewhat homebound in the new year, that doesn’t mean we are completely cut off from nature. Bring home some indoor plants to satisfy your nature fix. Did you know that indoor plants can help remove toxins in the air and improve memory retention? Here are 3 low maintenance indoor plants that you can easily add to greenify your home! Reap the benefits today!
1 ）Easy to Care For: Lucky Bamboo
With our hectic lifestyles, most of us are looking for an indoor plant that is low maintenance. Among the plethora of houseplants, luck bamboos are some of the easiest to care for. Their long, slim stems have the added benefit of not taking up much space. As a symbol of prosperity and wealth, this houseplant, which can also be grown in water, is a great addition during the festive seasons.
Caring for lucky bamboos is a breeze even for those lacking in green fingers - there are just a few things to remember. If you’re using tap water, dechlorinate the water by letting it sit for 24 hours in a container. Before putting your bamboo into a vase, make a diagonal cut at the bottom so that it creates a larger surface that allows it to absorb water and nutrients. Change the water every 3 to 4 days. Avoid letting the leaves come into contact with the water or sit under direct sunlight for a long period as this may cause the leaves to yellow. It is best to place the plant in a corner of the living room where there is sufficient indirect light.
2 ）A Superb Air Purifier: Snake Plant
According to NASA, snake plants, with its exceptional ability to absorb formaldehyde, are one of the most effective air-purifying plants. Additionally, snake plants are pest-resistant and boast unique leaf patterns, making them a practical and beautiful looking foliage to your home.
Taking care of snake plants is easy. Being drought-tolerant with unfussy light requirements, snake plants can be kept almost in every corner of your home, from the sunny balcony to the shady corner in the bedroom. Snake plants are easy-going with their soil requirement but grow best in aerated, free-draining soil mix. As a succulent plant, snake plants store a lot of water in their fleshy leaves. Overwatering and water retention in the soil is a common cause of root damages, so water only when the soil is thoroughly dry.
3 ）Best Plants for Ambiance: Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a species in the arum family Araceae. Often grown in hanging planters, these trailing vines are great for small homes. If left unpruned, the stems will continue to grow and you will end up with leggy vines beautifully draping over your planter. Its waxy green leaves are patterned with splashes of yellow, white and cream, creating an almost marble-like effect. This Instagram-worthy houseplant is perfect for those looking to inject a bit of nature into their homes.
The ornamental houseplant is relatively low-maintenance. Golden pothos can be grown in both water and pot soil. Just remember not to overwater if you’re planting it in soil, as their roots rot if the soil is too wet. If you’re growing it in water, avoid letting the leaves touch the water as this will cause the leaves to yellow or decay. Remember also to change the water in the container every 2 to 3 days. As pothos tend to grow fast, trimming any yellowed leaves and rotted roots will keep the plant healthy and looking pretty. Although they thrive in bright, indirect light, they can also tolerate lower light levels and lower temperatures.
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