Six stylish indoor plants that are near impossible to kill
If you've clicked on this story, chances are, you're not great with caring for plants. Same. Literally, every single plant I've ever owned has had the same sad fate. However, despite knowing this, I still can't seem to bring myself to buy plastic plants. As real as they may look to an outsider, there's something about me knowing that they're not real.
I enlisted the help of expert – Bunnings Greenlife Buyer, Katie Eggleton – to find out which plants were the best to buy to suit my needs (read: maintenance incompetence). Here's what she suggested.
1. Lucky Bamboo
This plant is very hardy and requires little maintenance. It can be grown in low light in a vase of water with occasional fertilising. Remember that the curly stems can grow up to a metre high.
Place your orchid on a living room, bedroom or bathroom windowsill, where the indirect sunlight will provide adequate light. This attractive flower can add a pop of colour to your bathroom as it comes in a wide range of colours and can last up to three months from bud. It’s a relatively compact flower, making it perfect for smaller rooms.
3. Peace lily
Growing to around 30cm high, the dark glossy leaves are complemented by delicate white blooms. The peace lily thrives in low light conditions and soil should be kept moist at all times. This can be done by either placing it near your shower or bath or by frequently watering it. A daily misting or positioning the plant next to a steamy shower is a must for the peace lily.
These common indoor plants are tolerant of low light levels and require little in the way of care. Because they respond well to high levels of humidity, which promotes lush, shiny foliage, they're perfect for bathrooms.
5. Dragon tree
This foliage plant looks fantastic all year round. The undemanding plant prefers light shade. It's recommended you place your dragon plant in the bathroom as the lighting and humidity will prevent brown leaf tip and keep its greenery bright and flawless.
One of the hardiest indoor plants, the Sanseveria can survive low light levels and is flexible in terms of heat and water. Be cautious when watering, especially during winter as it prefers soil that is a little dry.