Indoor plants add a touch of color and atmosphere to any room or office but for many of us, we just don’t have the time (or the memory) to remember to keep it watered.
And what about the weekend or if we go on a vacation? How many times have you come back to a wilted or dead plant?
That’s why I have compiled a quick list of five houseplants that can withstand neglect and forgetfulness.
Are you the type of person who can’t have a plant in your home or office because you never remember to water it or it doesn’t get enough sun? Well then the ZZ Plant is the right plant for you. This tough plant can tolerate low-light, making it perfect for your desk at the office.
Are you going to be away from your office for a holiday or vacation?
The ZZ plant is drought resistant so you can go on your trip and not worry about texting your co-worker to water it for you.
This hardy plant is also a known air purifier and removes large amounts of toxins from the air such as xylene and benzene.
There is one drawback to this plant, however. It is poisonous to ingest. So keep it away from small children and pets and always remember to wash your hands after touching it.
Also known as the Peace Lily, this native plant of Central and South America is a favorite houseplant because of its low maintenance level.
In their natural habitat, Peace Lilys thrive in the shade which means they can survive in rooms with low light. It’s white flowers usually appear in spring and stick around for quite a while.
Not only is it pleasing to look at but it’s one of the best plants for improving indoor air quality by removing ammonia and carbon monoxide.
The Jade plant is a very interesting plant with thick, full leaves and a waxy look. If you’re looking for a plant that’s easy to care for and lives a long time then this is the plant for you.
The Jade plant can live decades, some living to 70 or 80 years of age.
Jade plants don’t require a lot of water, so keep soil somewhat dry. It prefers bright light and ordinary room temperatures.
This beautiful plant is actually a vine and looks absolutely stunning crawling over mantles or up the railings of a staircase. It has dark green, heart-shaped leaves that make it a fantastic addition to a study or living room.
It prefers pretty much all light conditions, average temperatures, and doesn’t require that much water and it’s hard to forget about watering it when it becomes the focal point of the room.
Not only does the aloe plant add a nice splash of color to any room but they are also useful.
Everyone knows that the juices from the long spiky leaves have healing qualities to relieve pain from sunburns and scrapes.
Place aloe plants near a window with temperatures around 70 degrees. Only water when the top two inches of soil is dry.
With these hard to kill plants even the most notorious plant murderers can enjoy the benefits of an indoor plant.
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