In my mind there are three types of people in relationship to plants: Those who understand them, care for them and have beautiful plants; those whose plants survive but they don’t really understand what they are doing; and finally those that kill everything they put their hands on!

I know these three types of people and in time, I realized that if you have seedlings at home but for some reason you can’t give them one hundred percent of your attention, you can choose simpler plants to care for! Did you know there are many plants that are easier to care for than others? Yes!  And today, I am going to share information on five plants to decorate your home without giving you too much hard work!

Peace Lily

You should have seen this plant at more than one house! It is a delicate and elegant plant with intense green, pointy leaves that spring from the same root. The flowers are even more beautiful with petals that enclose the seeds of the plant in the form of small white callas! The flowers usually appear during the summer but some flower intermittently throughout the year.


This plant does not need much light or too much moisture. It grows from 1 to 6 feet high and 1 to 5 feet wide. It can also withstand temperatures of 60-85 °F; and it works best with evenly moist soil.

Shamrock plant

 

A friend of mine has more than one of these seedlings and it is super decorative! When it flowers, it blooms small, white bells that are very nice!  

This plant loves bright light but indirectly or filtered. Water once a week and let the soil dry out a bit between watering and irrigation.

There are more than 500 species of this plant!

As all bulb type plants, it requires a latency period once in a while. Plants cultivated in containers will require two or three periods of rest each year to keep growing better.

When the clover starts to look worse for wear, stop the irrigation, and when the leaves turn brown, remove them!

Place the flower pot in a location that is dry and cool for a couple of months and then resume the irrigation again for the most beautiful Clovers!

The varieties of purple colored leaf Clovers only need about a month of rest.

Aloe

We have discussed in the past the advantages of having Aloe at home! This plant is related to the succulent species and very easy to care for! Aloes have distinctive elongated leaves that will open in a fan-shape from the center. It requires bright light, moderately dry soil (I use cacti and succulent plants substrate. Then I water once a week in summer). This plant can withstand temperatures from 65 to 75 ° F.

It grows about 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Avoid having the plant with its pointed tips near a walkway because they pinch or prick (and a lot!).

Chinese Evergreen

 

I love this plant! The only thing it wants is a little water once a week and indirect or filtered light. I have it in my window and I could not be happier! It blooms in the summer and is similar to callas but very small. Leaves are spear-shaped and mottled in gray, shades of green and in some varieties, pink! It takes a little while to grow but when they do, leaves bloom almost every week.

They can live for 10 years or more and grow from 1 to 3 feet high and 1 to 3 feet wide. They can withstand temperatures of 60 to 75 ° F; and work best with evenly moist soil.

Parlor Palm

This plant is so elegant (Chamaedorea elegans), and has been a popular, indoor plant since Victorian times! It is ideal to fill an empty space and can survive with less light than other palms.

It has compound leaves, pinnate (feather shaped), up to 8 feet high and 1 to 3 feet wide, consisting of 20 pairs of leaflets of 15-20 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide. Its stems are similar to the bamboo poles and can reach up to 3 m high!

It requires fertile substrates, indirect light or low light and moderate irrigation (The soil should always be moist), 2 to three times per week during summer and 2 times per month during winter. It cannot withstand the cold!

What about youwhich plant do you like best?