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10 Low Maintenance Houseplants You Or Your Friend Cannot KillPerfect for the forgetful BFFby Esquire Philippines .
Here’s a living, breathing gift you can give to your friends this Christmas or yourself! Plants are the easiest way to give your home a new look without a lot of effort on your part. With all your to-dos, these gorgeous, low maintenance houseplants can be your next stress-relievers. Emphasis on "low maintenance."
Low-maintenance indoor plants
We’ve put together a list with the easiest (and most aesthetic) plants to take care of: minimal sun, water, and soil requirements. Even your most irresponsible friends can’t possibly kill these. And if they do, then that’s perhaps a sign you shouldn’t trust them with your kid? Or dog. Or goldfish.
Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
These plants propagate easily despite its need for low light.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Prayer Plant (Maranta leucono)
It is called a Prayer Plant because their leaves fold up at night like they are praying!
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese Evergreen does not need a lot of watering but plant enthusiasts say it can purify the air of your home.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lily (plant aficionados call it the drama queen for its giant leaves) is known as an air-filtering plant for the home.
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
You can place a Bird of Paradise plant in direct sunlight. It also bears a bright orange flower that resembles a bird in flight.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
It is also referred to as a monster because of its holes! Avoid putting it where it gets strong direct sunlight.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
This succulent, also popularly known as the lucky plant or money tree, can take three to four hours of direct sun through a window.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
The extracts of the roots of this low-maintenance plant are said to be potential source of antioxidants.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Cigar Plant (Calathea lutea)
When in full bloom, this plant's flowers are shaped like lit cigars thus the name. Warning: it can grow really tall!
Polka dot Begonia (Begonia maculate)
Keep this in partial shade so you don't burn the beautiful polka dot leaves!ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.