We know indoor plants make great home decorations, purify your air and look pretty. But they are just so darn hard to keep alive.
And nothing says the holidays are over quite like coming home to a house full of dead plants.
That can all change this season. You really don’t need to return home to a plant graveyard.
It all starts with choosing the right plants in the first place. Those Woolworths orchids look great, but is the commitment and disappointment worth it?
That’s why we’ve researched the best, low-maintenance indoor plants that will certainly survive the holiday season.
These guys are tough and resilient.
They know neglect, and they are very forgiving.
So here you go. Here’s a list of easy houseplants you won’t be able to kill this holiday, even if you tried.
Aloes and succulents
This bad boy only needs watering every 2 – 3 weeks. It thrives in sunny areas, but can survive in most conditions.
They come in all shapes and sizes too, so you can get creative in your plant decor.
Don’t let its name fool you. Believe it or not, this plant is actually a succulent.
That means, it doesn’t need much watering at all (claps!).
Whilst they mostly come as large indoor plants, they also look lovely as smaller, miniature plants.
Cacti are next to impossible to kill as they hardly need any water or attention. In fact, they thrive on being ignored (perfect for vacationers).
All you need to do is place them in a sunny area, and let them be.
One of our favourite small indoor plants, also known as the Glowee (don’t ask us why) or Mother-in-law’s Tongue (again, don’t ask).
This plant enjoys the dryer side of life and can go well over a month without water.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
We’re all for indoor trees – it can add a statement to a room and give off loads of clean oxygen.
This leafy, low-light plant likes dry soil and only needs water care every 7 – 10 days.
You can start off with a smaller one and it will grow naturally into a bigger tree over time.
The Spider Plant may just be the easiest plant ever to grow as it can multiply by the day in the right condition.
A weekly water will do the trick!
Bonus: they also look really great in hanging pots.
This little guy is so used to neglect he even has the tools to help him!
The plant’s hairy leaves help prevent water loss from evaporation, and supposedly resemble a rabbit’s ears (who would have guessed?)
Water once in a blue moon, and he’ll be more than happy.
So there you have it. No need for self-watering pot plants, your new plants will be just fine.
You can now relax on holiday without calling your neighbour in to water your plants.
And if you do manage to kill any, don’t beat yourself up. You did your best.
But you definitely shouldn’t get a pet.