Indoor plants for time-poor people

October 9, 2019
by Sahar Ayubi

If you’re like the average Australian who spends a minimum of seven hours a day at a desktop, tablet or a mobile device, you could be suffering from nature deprivation.

In today’s modern world, we often do not get to experience nature on a weekly basis as much as we’d like to.

One solution to get a bit of nature back into your life again is indoor plants for your home. Not only do they boast dramatic health benefits such as, improving your mood, sleep quality and even you’re breathing, they also majorly compliment the aesthetics of your home.

But again, if you’re like the average Australian you’re probably thinking ‘how the hell do I have time to look after an indoor plant?’. We understand, that’s why we’ve created a list of the top 5 stylish indoor plants that are almost impossible to kill. You’re welcome!

Spider plant: This popular and resilient plant is almost impossible to kill. For the first year it can be watered weekly and then after that watered sporadically, just test the dryness of the soil. The spider plant thrives best in an average to cool temperature environment and kept in bright and indirect sunlight.

Monstera Philodendron: This statement piece goes best with tropical interiors and like its laid back look it super easy to care for, it survives best out of direct sunlight and it only needs to be watered once a week.

Rubber Plant: One of the most popular plants in home design. To make this bad boy flourish, keep it in a bright space but away from direct sunlight. In the summer keep the soil well-drained and moist, and in the winter water once to twice a month.

Snake Plant: Also known as Mother-in-law’s tongue, this sharp looking plant is hard to kill. It can survive in most light conditions, but it is best maintained out of direct harsh sunlight. Water every ten days, and in winter only once a month.

Aloe Vera: This succulent home companion is best kept in a bright space out of indirect sun or artificial light. So easy to care for, water about every 3 weeks and a little bit more frequently in winter, just test the dryness of the soil with your fingers.