Care of house plants became a fashionable hobby in the last couple of years. Today, let’s about six plants that even a novice gardener can tame. They will easily survive in ordinary apartments and are ready to endure the horrors of a six-month winter without causing the owner any trouble.
Sansevieria (it is sometimes called snake plant) is often avoided because people used to see it in old-fashioned offices or hospitals. But it’s all about context and accessories: buy an ordinary terracotta pot, put it on the floor or a special stand — and the difference will become obvious. If you prefer flowering plants, take a look at Dahlia bulbs for sale at Dutch-bulbs.com as there are numerous beautiful options for pots.
Forget about plant superstitions: monstera can be kept at home, it is beautiful and easy to care for. The more light you give it, the more beautiful and larger the carved leaves will be.
Monstera is a tropical liana, and to get a fluffy bush, you just need to prune the plant periodically. The main thing is to do this below the place of growth of aerial roots so that the resulting cuttings can take root in the water. Do not forget to sprinkle the cut site with crushed coal.
There have always been a lot of such plants in classrooms, which, in general, is not surprising: chlorophytums are very unpretentious in care. To prevent the plant from evoking memories of school years, hang it from the ceiling — and forget about it.
Chlorophytums accumulate moisture in thick roots, so excess moisture is harmful to them. In addition to the usual spreading, there are a couple of interesting varieties: curly and more compact ones. The latter can be placed on the desktop — they do not take up much space.
4. Curly philodendrons
Permanent inhabitants of the shelves, a must when decorating cafés and public spaces. Two types are especially good: philodendron skandens and skandens brazil. The second one has bright leaves, which means it will require more light.
If you underestimate the spathiphyllum, take a look at the large varieties, such as “Sensei” with huge juicy leaves. Such varieties may practically not flower but those who are smaller will bloom a lot and often, especially if you pick up a tighter pot.
Such a plant does not like it when the earth dries up, but even if you forgot to give it water on time, it will regain its shape within a few hours after watering. It will feel good even in a fairly dark corner since it does not tolerate direct sunlight.
6. Howea palm
It is the best one among the palms — the leaves are large, and it is easy to care for. Like all palm trees, howea loves light but in the center of the room it will be in order — the main thing is to avoid dark corners. Moderate watering, spraying, showering and fertilizing — that’s all care.