6 Sturdy House Plants + Competition!
Tough titans of the house plant world – that will flourish even when we forget about them! We check out some of the most hardy houseplants around!
This greenery can adapt to a wide range of living conditions while remaining a durable and easy-to-care for house plant. The wild long leaved shrub only needs to be watered every ten to 15 days depending on the brightness and warmth of a house.
The spider plant is a rare piece of foliage that is non-toxic to pets which means animals who accidentally nibble its leaves won’t fall ill.
Considered a symbol of good luck this low- maintenance shrub could bring good fortune to households across the country. All it requires is four hours of sunlight per day and one soaking of water every month to keep the plant alive and healthy.
This is one of the most popular house plants due to its contemporary good looks and low-maintenance needs. The gel inside the plant has a number of healing properties and can be found in a range of care products such as burn creams.
The succulent plant only needs watering twice per month as long as it’s kept near a kitchen window to be in range of indirect sunlight.
If they can survive in a desert they can probably cope on a kitchen window sill. This is one of the easiest plants to keep alive as it requires little maintenance and only needs watering once every two to three months. However, one of the few ways the prickly plant can be killed off is by over doing it with the water which can rot the roots.
Cast Iron Plant
This plant isn’t called ‘cast iron’ for nothing! Its tolerance to shade, lack of water and neglect make it one of the toughest household shrubs out there. The dark green leather leaves are a sign of its robust ability to survive with little care and attention. The plant can grow in poorly-lit conditions and only needs to be watered once every two to three weeks.
This plant thrives on being pot bound and almost certainly does not mind being ignored as the foliage requires very little care to survive inside. The
long rigid leaves can be neglected for weeks at a time and still remain fresh. The plant can adapt to low or high levels of sunlight and only needs to be watered every six weeks.
This advice comes from the experts fromgardeningexpress.co.uk.
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