Low maintenance Houseplants for a Plant Noob
Nowadays, the idea of a perfect lifestyle is not only being surrounded by the latest and innovative gadgets. It urges an amalgamation of human and non-human ambience. Most of the millennial find the pre-tech lifestyle as an adventure to explore. It makes the people to fond of plants, animals, and some untouched places. Human minds need to be inspired, and one of the best ways is to bring the energy of the outdoors, indoors with plants.
So, the desires led us to adopt plants and pet animals. And the people are happily calling themselves Pet Parent. However, many of us are bond with a home rule that is “no pet inside the house”. At the same time, we are desperately willing to have a tag of “PP”. Here is a way to do a modification and get the title. Instead of being a ‘Pet Parent’, we can be ‘Plants Parent’. Creating an environment that includes natural elements and plants brings a positive outlook on life and boosts people into feeling more alive and active. But being a parent means taking responsibility, and you might be a lazy fellow as well as a plant noob. The thought of being unable to take proper care of the adopting plant might be scaring you. As it is said, every situation has its solution, so does this. There are some low effort plants, which don’t demand much care, and they will be living and thriving.
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)
Bamboo is like air plants that can grow without soil. Keep the stalks in a vase full of water with pebbles or marbles at the bottom. And when your bamboo starts to get too big for its container, upgrade to a new one with a similar set-up. It doesn’t even demand repotting. It requires light, unlike bright sunlight and change water roughly every two months. An important thing to care about is that it is toxic to pets. Additionally, a gift of lucky bamboo indicates the wish for a strong life filled with prosperity. So, bring the good wishes to your home and your people.
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
Aloe is probably everyone’s favourite in many terms. Such as, it has multiple medicinal properties, and it grows and loves you despite your forgetfulness. If you are watering it once a week, aloe is perfectly green and healthy. It just requires being in sunlight for at least seven hours a day. In the case of Aloe vera, too much attention is more likely to cause its demise than too little.
Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Affectionately, the Snake plant is also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’. This is amazing for windowless rooms or houses. The plant is also fine with both bright and indirect light. These aesthetically pleasing houseplants can go weeks without even a speck of moisture, making them perfect if you can’t remember to water plants or if you travel frequently. The plant likes to get really dry between watering. The low effort plant keeps your space alive and promises never to disappoint you.
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Popularly known by the name of Money plant, Pothos is a trailing plant. It is one of the most forgiving houseplants out there. Due to its resistance to death, it is also named devil’s ivy. It can handle low and bright light and can decor any corner of your home. For its best results, pour water when the top inch or so of soil dries out. Pothos has a wide variety of beautiful colours and variations, including what’s called neon (a bright, almost yellowish-green), marble queen (green and white patterned), and golden (which has a yellow and green pattern).
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Calm, tropical, beautiful. Sounds soothing, right? One can take a big step toward creating that vibe to their favourite room by growing peace lilies. The plant is named “Peace Lily” because its white flowers look like white flags of peace; however, it isn’t actually lily. Contrastingly, it is a tropical perennial, meaning when one practices good peace lily care, these plants can live for years and flower over and over again. Ultimate for home or office growing, it is easy to take care of, no need a lot of light, and do a fantastic job cleaning and purifying the air. Standing one to four feet tall, Peace Lily is also quite outstanding, with dark green leaves creating a stunning contrast to the white flowers.
“Plants and flowers taught me how to grow, by growing in secret and in silence.” -Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover
The significant reason for attraction towards plants is their presence. Most of us find it pleasant, relaxing and alive. Many people plant trees/plants as living pieces of evidence of life-changing events. We often create an emotional connection with the plants around us. Moreover, when the world is facing a major environmental crisis, planting some happy-go-lucky plants enhances the possibility of a healthy environment. Their value continues to amplify, and more benefits of plants are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyles. The subconscious effect of plants has an effect that boosts the spirit and brings happiness. Hence, keep planting and have green earth!