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    9 April 2021

    5 low maintenance houseplants anyone can keep alive

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    The biggest obstacle most people have to decorating their home with houseplants is the fear of killing them off.

    But even “black thumbs” can keep these low maintenance houseplants alive. Just be warned: once you start buying houseplants, you might not be able to stop!

    Bamboo

    Requiring very little attention, bamboo is a good choice for edgy and laidback aesthetics. Lucky bamboo is best placed in a semi-shaded area as harsh sunlight can burn the leaves, but that also means it doesn’t need constant sunlight or heat to thrive. While it doesn’t necessarily need regular watering, changing the water every week helps to keep your bamboo free from bacteria. 

    Fiddle leaf fig

    Who doesn’t love a fiddle leaf fig? Thankfully, the houseplant that’s been taking over your Instagram is also very low-maintenance. Fiddle leaf fig trees thrive in sunny conditions, making it a good choice for outdoor styling or even a well-lit room. Avoid overwatering by using a pot with a drain and aiming for consistently moist but not soaking wet soil. With any luck, you’ll soon have a flourishing fiddle leaf fig.

    Kentia palm

    This hardy houseplant is naturally resistant to harsher weather conditions, so keeping one alive in your living room should be a breeze. While some sunlight is always preferable, Kentia palms can even survive low light conditions. It will also tolerate low humidity and infrequent watering, making it foolproof for a first-time plant owner.

    Rubber tree

    Of course a plant called the rubber tree is going “bounce back” from almost anything. The rubber tree thrives in well-lit conditions as long as it doesn’t get too hot, so pop it near a window and watch it grow! A little light watering (even less in winter) and spraying the leaves every few days will keep your rubber tree healthy and happy.

    Yucca

    With more than 20 species and colours, you can choose a yucca plant for any interior setting. Simply pop in an area with indirect sunlight and give about an inch of water a week during the warmer months. These plants are even drought-tolerant, so if you forget, there is a good chance your yucca will be just fine!

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