January 07, 2016

http://www.hiphiphome.com/2016/01/lowlight-houseplants-you-cant-kill.htmlAdding plants to a room, is no doubt an easy way to bring it to life. While having plants sure looks and feels great, many of us have problems keeping them alive. Even though I am by no means an expert, I have learnt that some plants are close to impossible to kill.

Here are 4 plants that I have had tremendous luck with.
This plant is gorgeous with its dark green, incredibly glossy leaves. Overall, the plant is pretty undemanding if your expectations do not include seeing it flower.

How to care for it?
This plant does well in low-light. I water it every 7-10 days, depending on whenever the top 2-inch of the soil is dry. Some people say the plant will droop down and beg you to water it, but so far my plant has not had to stoop to such levels. Honestly, I am not a fan of the flower. And I hate to say it, but I'm okay with the fact that mine doesn't seem to be able to flower.

I love this plant for its big beautiful glossy leaves. An added bonus is that, it is great at purifying the air in your home.

This is another one you will find in all department stores. After the first few blooms, it was tough to get this one to re-bloom at home. But, even though I have grossly neglected this plant on several occasions, this is one plant that has not died.

How to care for it?

This plant needs medium light, and water when the top 2 inch of soil is dry. When I water, I water from the bottom, which means I let the plant sit in a pot of water and set the timer to 35 minutes. It soaks up all the water for 35 minutes, and that's all you need to do. Discard the remaining liquid, and you are all set for another week.

Even if you can't get it to flower, it makes for a nice tabletop display.
Now this is not really a plant, but a stalk that lives in water forever. You can find them in all supermarkets.

How to care for it?

Got water? Will live!

If you can remember to water it every week, you are all set. It is a low light plant that needs pretty much zero maintenance. I almost always forget to refill the vase it sits in, but it is still alive!
No houseplant list is complete without mentioning Pothos. Yes, it is pretty easy to take care of this guy. I have had no problems, and mine was from IKEA. I even have one sitting in a bottle of water, and it just won't die.

How to care for it?

It will survive in low light plant, but thrives in bright indirect light. I water when the top 2-inch of the soil dries out. This plant is also good for improving indoor air quality.

Based on my experience with these plants, the #1 rule is not to over water. All the plants listed above are perfect for the apartment, because they can easily survive in low light, don't take up too much space, and some of them are great at improving air quality. Occasionally I give my plants a shower to keep the leaves dust free (except for the African violet).

They all have similar watering needs- water when top 2-inch is dry. I find it tough to keep track of the diverse needs of each plant. And that is why I love these guys, they all seem to do well on the drier side and coincidentally I end up watering them all on the same day. And that's as low-maintenance as it can get!

So are you going to run to the store and get yourself one of these? Or four?


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  1. AnonymousJanuary 8, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    As someone with the blackest thumb ever, I really appreciate these suggestions. I'll look for these four but can't promise that I won't end up killing them too. Lol. Happy Friday!

    1. Ha ha I hope you find them! I don't think u can kill a lucky bamboo that easily:). Happy Friday to you too!!