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Houseplants that are hard to kill

Holaa!!! How are y'all doing😁 With some plenty of time I got with online classes running, I doned up all my leisure time into Indoor gardening😋embellishing my apartment with the plants🎍. I spent quite a time with houseplants, understood how they do in certain conditions. Aaanddd came up with this blog😁. For few of you who likes to have plants in your homes but can't give much attention, these low-maintenance plants are just the right choice for you. These plants are beautiful, easy to care , and are tolerant to a bit of neglect.

These are some houseplants which are pretty easy to take care of amongst many am growing in my apartment.

1. Pothos

It is the easiest of all houseplants to take care of. It is a creeper plant with heart-shaped leaves.

  • thrives in very low light

  • These plants are happy in ordinary potting soil.

  • When watering, allow the soil to dry out completely before you water it again – good news for those who forget to water their plants!

  • Healthy vines can grow too long upto 20 feet, but you can trim them back to whatever length you like.

  • These plants are easily propagated by water propagation.

2. Snake Plant

Snake plants thrive on neglect. This plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing oxygen. In fact, the Sansevieria is an ideal bedroom plant.

Your snake plant won’t even notice if you forget to water it for a few weeks.

  • When you do water it, just give it a deep drink, and then allow the water to drain out completely.

  • Another wonderful quality to this plant is that it thrives in low light.

3. Spider Plant

This popular houseplant is easy to care for. These little spiderettes can easily be propagated into new plants.

  • They thrive in bright indirect light, may be at a bathroom window.

  • They don’t need watered often but do make sure you water it adequately when the soil begins to dry out.

  • As long as you don’t let them get too soggy, your spider plant will thrive.

  • Spider plants have very few diseases or pests.

4. Aloe Vera

As most of us have this plant at home, This succulent is beautiful and easy to grow. Aloe plants grow from a center cluster, with tall stiff leaves filled with gel. This gel has numerous beauty and health uses.

  • Aloes like a nice long drink, but then allow the water to drain completely away from the soil. Do not water again until the soil is dry.

  • if you are on the side of underwatering it, your plant will thrive.

  • Aloe vera plants like bright light, so keep them outside or near a sunny window.

5. Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe, thrives on neglect. These hard to kill houseplants are often found for sale at local nurseries in shades of red, white, yellow, orange, and pink. I have orange and white with me. Large heads of small tubular flowers pop out of deep green, fleshy leaves.

  • This plant only needs to be watered when the soil dries out – it may go as long as two weeks without being watered. The easiest way to kill an Kalanchoe plant is to overwater it, Do not over water this plant!! I almost killed mine with regular watering.

  • Kalanchoes also do best with bright sunlight, so a sunny windowsill or your balcony is ideal.

  • You can prune your plant to keep it flowering longer. If your Kalanchoe stops blooming, you don’t have to throw it away. Just remove the dried part of the plant flower and maintain it, you'll see buds begin to appear again in a month.

6. Baby Rubber plant

This is the cutest plant I have. I just love this little one. Under the right conditions, the rubber plant can grow pretty fast, so even if you purchase a small plant, you’ll get a lot of plant potential.

  • Rubber plants do need lots of indirect light to grow.

  • You should keep the soil a little damp but definitely not soggy.

7. Jade Plant

Jade plants are intriguing, long-lived succulents that represent money and good luck. They have a thick woody stems and pretty oval green leaves. They require very little care to thrive.

  • It’s ok to underwater your jade plant.

  • Don’t water until the top of the soil has dried out.

  • Then give it a long, slow drink of water, allowing the water to completely drain out of the soil.

  • In the winter, when growth is slow, you can let it go a little longer.

  • Jade plants need bright direct sun for a few hours a day, but the variegated varieties can get by with just indirect light.  You won’t need to replant your jade very often; they prefer being rootbound and this will help control their size.

8. Peace Lily

It’s not surprising that peace lilies are one of the most common and beloved houseplants. They are low maintenance and easy to grow, even for beginners. These pretty plants come in a variety of sizes, that can easily dominate a room. They are marked by their deep green foliage and striking white flowers resembling peace flags.

  • Peace lilies are happy growing indoors, and bright indirect light will keep them growing. You’ll know they aren’t getting enough light if they aren’t blooming.

  • Keep the top layer of the soil most.

Most of these plants are easy to propagate and I'll show the propagation methods in next post 😀

Happy planting 😁🌱🌻

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