Low-Maintenance Plants for Your Home

by Tricia Cyr 07/26/2020

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Many people believe a green thumb is required to grow indoor plants. Or, they’ll hesitate to add some greenery to their home’s décor because they think they’re too busy to care for them or they don’t have enough space. Fortunately, even if you lack the magic touch when it comes to plants, there are several, even the most novice or “bad luck” growers can successfully cultivate. If you’re looking to add an element of fresh to your house with a low-maintenance indoor plant, here are five good choices, regardless of skill level.

1. Jade Plant

Jade plants require little attention to thrive. All it needs is a small pot to grow in, a little daily sunlight, and water every few days (or even weeks!) when its soil becomes dry. The result is thick luscious leaves that will flourish and add flair to your living space year-round.

2. Cacti & Desert Plants

Cacti and other desert plants thrive naturally in harsh conditions since they love hot spaces and dry heat. They are very low maintenance needing very little water, about once a week during warmer months and once every three weeks during cooler months. One of the great things about these plants is whether you plant one variety, or several different ones together, cacti can add more pizazz to your room or windowsill. A few variations will even grace you with a flower from time to time.

3. Aloe Plant

Aloe is a succulent plant that is pretty and also practical with its healing properties. Durable in nature, these plants require watering about once a week or when their soil becomes dry. It does prefer a good dose of sunlight, so if you’ve got the space to position a small plant pot, aloe is an ideal choice.

4. Spider Plant

If you’ve got a bright ceiling space without direct light, a spider plant is a perfect option as an indoor hanging plant. Spider plants prefer moisture and will suffer if too dry or wet. Just be careful to avoid direct sunlight because the sun will scorch its leaves. Otherwise, this plant is super easy to care for as it only requires occasional watering. Repot the plant about every other year.

5.  Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe plants are excellent choices if you’re looking for a pop of color in your home. Under the right conditions, it’ll bloom year-round. Native to arid areas, the kalanchoe loves sunshine, low humidity and heat (it needs to be in an environment that doesn’t go below 55 degrees F). To help the kalanchoe thrive, water thoroughly as the soil dries, being especially careful in the winter not to let them dry out.

Indoor plants can add cheer, color, and style to your home. Even if you’ve got a small space or possess limited green thumb skills, there is an indoor plant for you.

About the Author
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Tricia Cyr

Tricia Cyr is the owner /broker of CYR Real Estate, a Connecticut real estate company that has been in business for 27 years. After working for a small real estate firm located in Branford, she decided to start her own real estate company. Not only has she been actively selling real estate on the Connecticut shoreline for over 27 years, but she is also a lifetime resident of the shoreline. "I am a full-time real estate broker who knows what it takes to get the job done, allowing you to have complete confidence that you will be well represented. I give personal attention, always keeping myself accessible. I return my phone calls promptly.” 

Tricia is energetic, efficient, honest, dependable and always working with your best interest in mind. Offering the highest quality of service and will make your real estate experience a pleasant one. Cyr Real Estate has been generating repeat clients and personal referrals for 27 years. We use all the latest technology & tools to successfully market all our properties. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, or if you need help with property management, please consider Cyr Real Estate 203-481-6638 New Haven Middlesex Association of Realtors | Connecticut Association of Realtors National Association of Realtors | Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.