Easy-to-care and low-maintenance indoor plants in Delhi are the saviors of newbie gardeners and plant parents. When you’re absolutely in love with a flourishing luscious house garden, never let anything stop you. Maintenance of a garden is the ultimate turnoff most of the time but we got your back! Enjoy the fun of gardening with low-maintenance plants in your very own garden filled with self-sufficient plants that don’t need much of your time and commitment.
We have listed the best low-maintenance houseplants that are best for beginners in gardening and are easy to grow. They are the ultimate Survival expert plants best for your home décor, workplace as well as outdoor aesthetics.
- 9 O’clock Plant, Portulaca
It is a popular vibrant flower tree that originated in Brazil which is best known for its ageless beauty. To add another feather to the cap, this houseplant is extremely low maintenance, flawlessly adaptable, and very versatile. It does great when planted directly soil or even potted in hanging pots. The flowers look charming and out of this world.
Tip: Portulaca adapts very well to dry draught weather therefore overwatering should be avoided as it does more harm to them than benefiting them. The roots should stay dry to provide the plant with the perfect bloom. Let it have full sunlight for 5 hours daily for the best bloom.
- Snake Plant, Sansevieria Trifasciata
Snake plants are a very popular choice as they are evergreen and low maintenance. Characteristically they have long, sharp, dark green leaves. They have beautiful aromatic white flowers, it is only seen after the plant hits its maturity. It survives and thrives remarkably well indoors too. It is a great air purifier, it refines the air quality around you by absorbing harmful toxins.
Tip: The Snake Plant is also called ‘Zero Maintenance Plant’ as it is accustomed to a dry climate and is almost similar to cacti. You should avoid overwatering them as it does more harm to them than good. A minimum gap of 10 days must be maintained in the routine of watering snake plants. You will get a clear indication from the dry soil as to when your snake plant requires water. Know more about low-maintenance cooling houseplants.
- ZZ Plant, Zanzibar Gem, Zamioculcas zamiifolia
The ZZ Plant is a perennial plant of the tropics that originated from Eastern Africa. It requires low maintenance and is very convenient to grow. Its characteristic small glossy leaves help it look aesthetically captivating. It is a brilliant air purifier and effectively diminishes deadly toxins around you.
Tip: Always keep the ZZ plant in a semi-shade condition with medium to low light. Water it after every fortnight (2-3 weeks gap is needed). After every couple of months, some organic fertilizer will help it nurture and grow.
The Syngonium Plant is an aesthetic and meditative plant that sets a positive aura around you and helps you concentrate beneficial energy around you. The five-lobe-shaped leaves metaphoric symbolize the five elements of the earth – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
Tip: This low-maintenance indoor cum outdoor plant is best comfortable under semi-shade (indirect sunlight). You should not overwater it and care for the leaves occasionally to avoid drying.
- Money Plant, Scindapsus
Money Plant is widely known for its golden benefits with different names such as Golden Pothos, Devil’s Ivy, and Hunter’s Rove. It asks for nothing and in return gives you a lot. It is a brilliant air filter; it eliminates toxins and establishes a cooling healthy environment full of richness and good luck.
Tips: Water it every week in summer and every fortnight in winter. Money plants can survive in a drier climate but overwatering is dangerous for them. You can nourish it with fertilizers once a month for the best results and optimum growth and nourishment.
- Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum
Peace Lily is one of the highest oxygen-producing plants. The best way to find out the caliber of oxygen production of a tree is by judging the number of leaves it has. A peace lily is a leafy plant that helps you build an oxygen-enriched environment around you. Other than the rich luscious leaves it has shiny, green-golden ovals and creamy-white hooded flowers which makes it look stunning despite being low maintenance.
Tips: They are outdoor plants but do their job excellently as an indoor plant too. They are invaluable toxin resistors and should be kept in a warm room, avoiding direct sunlight and watering regularly. Make sure the soil is moist and pour a maximum of half a glass of water.
- Spider Plant, Chlorophytum
The Spider Plant is the easiest plant to grow and best for the new garden enthusiasts. It requires minimal care but adds maximum aesthetic beauty to your house garden and indoors. It works as well as an air filter to remove toxins from your environment. It prefers a cool condition and in return cools your house.
How to Care: It needs a semi-shade position, a breathable spot, and regular watering to be at its healthiest. It should only be watered when the soil is dry.
- Star Cactus, Haworthia Retusa
Cactus is the best low-maintenance plant as they know how to take care of themselves. It has thick shiny leaves and beautiful small flowers during spring and summer.
Tip: Best for both – indoor and outdoor. Best as showpieces in your rooms. Needs ma a minimum of 4-6 hours in direct sun.
- Aloe Vera, Ghrita Kumari
Aloe Vera is the most common plant in the Indian household. It has a strong sense of survival and adds beauty with benefits to your home and garden. It is mostly known for its therapeutic benefits (especially in Ayurveda) as it is best for skin, hair, gut health, etc. This versatile live saver plant also purifies maximum toxins from the air and amplifies the oxygen level.
Tip: Aloe vera’s survival instinct helps it grow perfectly healthily both indoors or outdoors with sufficient sunlight. (You must avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight). You don’t need to water it often in summers (maximum once in a month), and you can during monsoons and make the gap larger during winters.
Maintaining an enriched wholesome house garden needs your adaptability to the new positive lifestyle around greens. If you are a newbie garden enthusiast and know little about the dedication, maintenance, and care that your green buddies need, start with the low low-maintenance and want to gain experience and love towards them. Be around the gorgeous plants and be a green head yourself.
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