My Top 5 Year Round & Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

 

You are probably wondering… shouldn't this post have been sent in Spring?!?! Well, yes and no. Yes, because I did add section about plants back then, however no, because I believe everybody writes about plants during that season, however very few talk about when winter comes. I am just now getting around to buying house plants, because last week during a festival here in Lyon I saw so many people running off with all these plants! My thought was wait this is September and winter is coming, say what? So I thought this would be a good post, plus I need to know what I can bring in and which ones are best. Even better: which ones are best for both seasons, and that I wouldn't kill! So this is what this post is about, and in addition, what indoor plants  provide aesthetics and oxygen – both important. Here’s how to pick the right ones for your space and also give us the green mentality lift, during the shorter days.

 Photo Credit:  TESSA NEUSTADT

Photo Credit: TESSA NEUSTADT

 

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 Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

PILEA

 

Ahh Pilea Peperomioides, also known as the Chinese money plant which according to Feng Shui brings in more money flow. Talk about knocking down two birds with one stone, and yes this one I snagged last week! This baby is good because you can grow in lower light or higher light conditions, no insect issues and the root system is quite vigorous. You can fertilize it from spring through fall. When growing it under lower light, back off on the feed.


EXPOSURE:

  • Grows in low light or high light, not too much direct light to not scorch the leaves.

 

WATERING:

  • In summer, two times per week

  • In winter, one time per week

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Areas to place money plant according to Western or BTB Feng Shui, the money area is located in the upper left of your space, and the classic, traditional Feng Shui school, is in the southeast corner of your home or office.

 

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CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS

 

The parlour palm was another plant I picked up at the festival, it was calling my name with its beautiful palm like tree appearance, to find out this is actually a very sought after house plant. It does great in homes and I believe every French home has one! Easy to grow and no fuss no muss is good in my book. Not to mention, it also aids in improving air quality and if you are in a humid climate this plant has no problem. 

EXPOSURE:

  • Shade to partial shade

WATERIng

  • In summer, 2-3 times per week

  • In winter, one time per week

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • This plants like to be in the company of other plants.

 Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

 

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 Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

Photo Credit: CHRISTINA ROUGERIE

JADE PLANT

 

Known as crassula ovata, this was my first house plant I started with a few years ago. I remember asking what plant can I have that is low maintenance and I cannot hurt? Jade plant has to be the easiest plant I have owned, I can go out of town and come back and it is still kicking. I just water it once every three week or when the soil is dried out, low light – high light, did not matter. I had them all over the house. It comes from the cactus family, so very easy to care for.

 

EXPOSURE:

  • Full light or filtered light

WATERING:

  • In summer, 2-3 times per week

  • In winter, one time per week

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • This is also an alternative to the Pilea if you are looking for a “Chinese money plant”

 

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PHILODENDRON MONSTERA

 

Also known as window leaf, swiss cheese or cheese plant. This plant has a tropical feel which can help during winter months while still adding that beach scene during summer, so a real good choice for a year-round house plant. I like also it only needs to be watered once every two weeks or so. I personally love the heart-shape leaves that can reach a foot long and then some.

EXPOSURE:

  • Balance of light and shade

WATERING:

  • In summer, once a week

  • In winter, once every two weeks or when soil feels dry

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Not a good choice when having dogs or cats

 VIA: Pinterest

VIA: Pinterest

 

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SANSEVIERIAS

(SNAKE PLANT)

 

Another low maintenance and virtually indestructible house plant due to its minimal watering needs. This can withstand the hot summers outside as well which is a bonus. The best part of this plant is its air purification benefits. They filter out formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide. This is considered a good plant for the bedroom due to the purifying properties which are done at night time. With its modern style and tall form this can go about anywhere in the house.

EXPOSURE:

  • Low light

WATERING:

  • In summer, every two – six weeks

  • In winter, every two – six weeks

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • This is also considered the good luck plant.

Thanks for stopping by, share below if you have your favorite low maintenance indoor plant.


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