Gardening can be a rich but frustrating pastime, especially to people who are not themselves blessed with it. Lucky for us, nature provides a variety of plants that are able to survive any type of weather and therefore became the ideal ones for those busy or forgetful gardeners. This article presents ten hardy plants that refuse to die even in the most neglected of conditions.
1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
The snake plant, or Mother-in – law’s tongue is the named for its resistance. It grows well in both sunny and low light conditions as it can live for weeks without water. Its tall, spiky leaves impart an architectural element to any area.
2. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)
The ZZ plant is one of the plants that can survive in low light and have minimal watering. The shiny, oval-shaped leaves make it a fashionable and easy to care for ornament in your house or office.
3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Distinguished by air-cleansing properties, the spider plant is another variety that is hard to kill. It is tolerant of various light levels and remarkably forgiving if you occasionally forget to water it.
4. Aloe Vera
In addition to medicinal uses, Aloe Vera is famed for its hardiness. It is suitable for people who forget to water plants since it grows well on dry soil. Its unusual spiky shape further enhances an exotic look.
The cactus is the embodiment of life, a plant that has mastered survival in desolate places with little to no water. Many of them have different features, shapes and beauty.
6. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
This succulent is known to have stems that are thick, woody, and gloss green in colour. While jade plant can survive prolonged drought periods, it should grow under direct sunlight.
7. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
As it is always moist, peace lily can be forgiven if you forget to water occasionally. It is also known for its air-cleansing properties and white flowers.
8. Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)
Rubber plant is a strong and also attractive with its huge, shiny leaves. It has a high resistance to low light and infrequent watering, which makes it an ideal choice for indoor garden cultivation.
9. Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
Pothos, with its heart-shaped leaves is not only beautiful but also very durable. It thrives in shaded conditions and does not require regular watering, thus being the perfect plant for offices.
Philodendrons are famous for the variety of leaf shapes and sizes. They are also suitable for different levels of light and tolerate irregular watering.
These ten plants demonstrate that you don’t have to be a gardener with a green thumb. They are tolerant, flexible and they withstand sub-optimal conditions; accordingly the plants that require minimal care to be added into interior spaces. Happy gardening!