Houseplants bring a lot of joy to the house, but can require a lot of work. Experts shared with E xpress.co.uk a list of houseplants that do great on their own without careful care.
Plants can lift your mood and clear the air, especially in the face of growing seasonal allergies, but they also complement a room aesthetically, so a busy schedule shouldn't deter you from buying them. There are certain varieties of houseplants that are more resilient than others, and these are the ones you should look at.
Peace lily / Photo: Credits
The most popular houseplant that is difficult to get rid of is the peace lily, which can bloom in low light conditions. It requires little watering, especially in winter, but don't forget to check it regularly by sticking your finger into the soil.
Chlorophytum / Photo: Credits
The second place in the overall standings is occupied by chlorophytum, which the owners, according to the expert, can forget about. If this plant gets enough sunlight and its soil is well-draining, water it only when it seems dry. It is an ideal plant for those who are afraid that it will not grow anything.
Chlorophytum is a wonderful houseplant that grows beautifully in most rooms, including bathrooms.
Money Tree / Photo: Credits
In third place is the money tree, known as a very unpretentious houseplant. According to the professional, they are easy to care for and do not require much attention.
Money trees require little watering about once a week and can enjoy moderate sunlight.
Aloe vera / Photo: Credits
Aloe vera is also a popular houseplant that is easy to care for and requires a small amount of water to survive.
Since aloes, like the money tree, are succulents, they only need less watering than other houseplants when the top few cm of soil is dry.
Pothos / Photo: Credits
In fifth place is the pothos houseplant, which can survive in low light and requires only a small amount of water.
The second name of this plant, devil's ivy, is a reference to how it grows in the wild on tree trunks and often in the shade, which is why it is considered a friend of darkness. If the pothos does not receive enough light, its foliage will not be as bright. Like most plants in the winter, devil ivy doesn't need as much water during the cooler months, so water it less often. The plant has a shallow root system, so in winter, try to only water the pot a little or so every two weeks.