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The best low maintenance plants for your home

With these low maintenance house plants, you can still reap the benefits of greenery in your home without the required commitment.

By House & Garden South Africa | August 25, 2021 | Category

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Image: Unsplash

Plants are known to bring psychological and physiological benefits. Reducing stress, calming the mind and cleaning the air are but a few of the positive side effects of house plants.

Unfortunately, we don’t all have green fingers, and keeping our plants alive can sometimes be a struggle. Whether our lifestyles are too busy, we just don’t have the time or simply have bad luck in the flora and fauna department, you may want to relook at the type of plants you are keeping in your home.

With these low maintenance house plants, you can still reap the benefits of greenery in your home without the required commitment:

Aloe Vera

With Aloe, a little goes a long way. A little sprits of water once in a while will do the trick. Too much attention and it might actually die off. So if you’re someone who can’t remember the last time you watered your plants, Aloe is perfect for you.

Succulents

Succulents are the perfect plants for beginners. They require little-to-no effort and are pretty to look at too. If they’re dying, it’s likely due to too little light or too much water.

Bamboo

This plant is so easy you don’t even need soil. Just an aesthetic vase and some water will give you months of easy greenery indoors. If you’re going for a minimalist zen vibe, they also make for a great decor piece. Change the water approximately every two months.

Cacti

The drier the better for these prickly desert natives. A monthly water will be more than enough, as long as they receive bright yet indirect sunlight.

Philodendron

Once you’ve got your foot in the door of low maintenance plants, you can graduate to something slightly less low maintenance. Philodendron comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, adding a lot more liveliness to your space. Water once a week.

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