INDOOR PLANTS THAT WILL RESIST YOUR TEMPTATIONS TO TAKE THEM AWAY
Oddly enough, more plants die from excessive care than from neglect or neglect. In fact, one of the worst actions for vegetables is the farmer’s fear that he lacks water, and that when the substrate or the bulb is completely full of water. In any case, here is a list of indoor plants resistant to excesses of many of us.
- Uhm .. it looks like it’s low on water, since the dish is dry. I’m going to water it some more. Total…
- This stem sticks out too much, I cut it off with a yank and holy easter.
- This plant is a little yellowish, I’m going to give it a good shot of fertilizers …
- I am going to take my pots to the Sun, since we are at 40 ºC, more photosynthesis will do …
It is true, we are putting situations quite exaggerated, but it is also true that not many plants have survived the outrages that are committed on certain occasions. However, as nature is wise, it has prepared us some tricks in the form of plants to ensure that, at least, the most neglected we can have “some green” in our house.
1.- LOVE ( CHLOROPHYTUM COMOSUM )
We start with a fairly typical plant that we find in many houses. The ribbon, also known as malamadre (for a reason it is part of this list of 8 resistant indoor plants) is one of the plants that needs the least care. Perfect to give to that disastrous colleague that we have in the office or to the son who has just opened a student apartment.
Chlorophytum comosum in pot. Photography: Forest & Kim Starr
As for your care, you need these conditions, very simple to achieve:
Light: normal, as in any house. Tolerates dark situations (blinds semi-lowered during the day).
Humidity: medium. In summer it may require sprays on very dry days.
Transplant: according to size. Normally you will request at least 1 per year.
Perfect place: next to a window.
Irrigation: every 2 days in summer or very hot situations. In winter once a week.
2.- ALOE VERA
It is known to all and more than once it has gotten us out of a bind. Burns, wounds, dry skin. The Aloe Vera comes on the podium of our 8 plants resistant interior with many merits. It supports leaf cuts, environmental dryness and great forgetfulness. As we discussed in our article on Aloe Vera , it is a home medicine cabinet.
Light: exposure to high light.
Perfect location: on the terrace, balcony or next to a window.
Irrigation: scarce. Only with very little humid substrate and without excess amounts of water.
3.- ASPIDISTRA (ASPIDISTRA ELATIOR)
Another very common plant, since it tends to endure a lot and gets used to its environment very well. Although we are used to seeing Aspidistra indoors , it can be grown without problems outdoors (in pots the most common, but also in direct soil). In fact, it is quite common to see this plant in interior patios, balconies or terraces.
Light: bright environments but not with high sun exposure.
Perfect site: shady places (indoor or outdoor). Cultivation in pots and good temperature.
Irrigation: normal: it resists well the dryness of the soil or substrate.
Multiplication and transplantation: division of plants (very simple) and transplant after the summer.
Substrate: 1/2 normal substrate or soil, 1/4 compost, 1/4 sand.
4.- DRACENA MARGINATA
This plant deserves to be in this article. In fact, our interest has already aroused in this article that we dedicate to you. Why? Very easy. It is a great air purifier , so it is perfect for growing in a pot inside our home or office.
Light: needs lighting but not direct sun.
Irrigation: resistant to drought. Only when the substrate does not stain the hand when inserting the finger and comes off easily.
Temperatures: those inside the house. Exterior, warm areas.
5.- MONEY PLANT ( PLECTRANTHUS )
A very special plant that we will have the pleasure of seeing in many houses. Its curious name lies in the fact that if you managed to get a complete plant to form from a cutting , you would be successful economically.
Here you can see this and other curious things (such as its care) in an article that we dedicate to the money plant .
Money plant. Source: home.uncomo
Growing conditions: environment with light and humidity (spray with a spray).
Irrigation: every 2 or 3 days a week in summer. 1 time a week in winter.
Multiplication: by cutting. Stem selection with a few leaves. Put directly in water and wait for the first roots and absorbent hairs to develop.
6.- ADAM’S RIB ( MONSTERA DELICIOSA )
When we look for larger plants to place in corners or holes in our home or office, we usually resort to these types of plants. The rib of Adam ( Monstera deliciosa ) is considered a plant resistant and durable.
Light: indirect exposure. It also adapts to partially shaded areas.
Irrigation: moderate irrigation. I water day in and day out in summer.
Temperature: must be above 15 ºC.
Delicious Monstera. A fairly hardy houseplant
If you need more information about this plant, you can find it here .
If we go to the most basic levels of plant care, we find Sansevieria as a resistant houseplant . It has a very interesting exotic appearance and in the market we can find a large number of very different varieties.
Its origins are African. You know, extreme temperatures, water stress, etc. If it survives in such environments, it will surely do so without problems in your home. Or not?
Temperature: adapts to a large range of temperatures. Not below 0 ºC.
Irrigation: few or very few. In summer water when the substrate is completely dry. Its roots are susceptible to rot.
Substrate: interesting to add sand to the substrate solution, due to its draining capacity.
Multiplication: rhizome division. Division of plants into several new ones.
Looking for more information? Find it in our article on Sansevieria .
8.- TRADESCANTIA (LOVE OF MAN)
The Tradescantia (Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’), also known as “love of man” is the condition that can be a houseplant or garden too. Everything will depend on the temperatures of our climatic environment.
It also adapts to many growing conditions. In fact, it is very common to see tradescantia in hanging pots on patios and terraces.
Tradescantia fluminensis . Photography: LucaLuca
Light: adapts very well to bright environments.
Temperature: hot climates and low humidity.
Irrigation: only when the substrate has lost much of its moisture.
Do you have any plants that you consider very resistant or have survived some outrages? Tell us!