Today we want to help all flower lovers without green fingers and total beginners in flower care. There are certain easy-care houseplants that are not as demanding as others. This is precisely what we are dealing with today. They are perfect for everyone who wants a bit of green in their own four walls, but cannot sacrifice a lot of time for the green room dwellers. So you need uncomplicated houseplants that thrive stress-free and carefree. We now want to present 5 of these to you and you can then decide for yourself whether these easy-care houseplants are good and suitable for you.
Piston thread (aglaonema)
The cob thread (Aglaonema) is a beautiful, decorative houseplant. This is a real beauty in any setting. The scientific name Aglaonema comes from the Greek (“aglos” means shiny and “nema” means thread). The cob thread has beautiful, glossy, interestingly patterned leaves that are gray, cream, and green in color. It needs a bright spot at home, but it can’t stand the glaring rays of the sun. Then the flower gets burned leaves. The cob thread grows excellently at a room temperature of 18 to 22 degrees C. Never leave the plant in a cold room. Regular watering with lukewarm water is the order of the day. This foliage plant originally comes from tropical areas, which is why it needs more moisture in our geographic latitudes. If your room is a bit dry, spray the piston thread regularly with lukewarm water. It’s good once every two weeks! But you have to fertilize more often!
The begonia is a popular and very popular houseplant. It needs a location in the apartment where there is no direct sunlight, which means that north or east windows are ideal in this case. The room temperature must not fall below 16 degrees C, but the begonia can also withstand excessively high temperatures. Begonias are easy to care for, but be sure to water them regularly. The potting soil must not dry out completely, nor should it be drowned out. Fertilize twice a month, which is quite enough. One more important thing: the begonia grows easily in rooms with high humidity. However, if the air is dry, you don’t need to spray the plant with water, as this can lead to fungal growth. Keep these simple care tips in mind and the begonia will reward you with its splendor of flowers.
Green lily (chlorophytum)
The green lily (Chlorophytum) is a popular, very pretty houseplant that is extremely easy to care for. It has light yellow to green striped leaves that grow up to 70 cm long and bend slightly. At home, the green lily needs a light spot, in winter it can be in direct sunlight. It should only be protected from the glaring midday sun in summer, otherwise its leaves will burn. The Chlorophytum grows very quickly from spring to late autumn and has to be watered often during this time. Nevertheless, you have to avoid waterlogging as well as excessive dryness.
Extra tips: In the winter months the plant does not need a lot of moisture, that is, water it moderately so that the soil always remains slightly moist. Normal room temperature (not below 10 degrees C and not above 30 degrees C) is an excellent condition for the green lily to grow. A compost-based soil mix is also recommended. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer for potted plants and you will have no problems with your green lily at all.
Single leaf (Spathiphyllum)
Spathiphyllum or single leaf, leaf flag, sheath leaf or peace lily, as it is commonly called in German-speaking countries, is an evergreen houseplant. The single leaf is our favorite among the easy-care houseplants. Originally from the tropical areas of America, it was first brought to Europe by travelers in 1870. The peace lily is very eye-catching with its beautiful flowers in white or cream tones that contrast with the green leaves. It brings a lot of beauty and elegance into your home. The single leaf is easy to care for, but requires regular watering. The plant must never dry out. This adorable roommate blooms in spring and late summer and requires regular fertilization during the flowering period.
Extra tips: The single leaf thrives best at normal room temperature. However, this must never drop below 15 degrees C. The plant does not like direct sun. The humidity is an important maintenance factor for the leaf. It even finds its well-deserved place in the bathroom. In the other rooms, if necessary, you have to spray it with water that is low in lime. The Spathiphyllum can best be repotted in spring, when this houseplant can also be divided.
The Zamioculcas, or Zamie for short, is a popular houseplant. It enchants with its glossy green leaves and can grow up to 150 cm high. This houseplant is always a real eye-catcher in the room. The Zamioculcas likes a partially shaded or shady location and thrives very well at normal room temperatures. The best substrate is flower or palm soil. This should be watered regularly, in winter the soil can be left a little drier. In the warm seasons you only need to enrich the soil with liquid fertilizer once a month. The zamy is not at all demanding, it actually thrives in all room conditions. She likes room temperatures around 20 degrees C, in winter also cooler, 15 degrees C is enough. It gets by with little care and light and can cope with long periods of hardship. However, you have to give this houseplant a little care and only then will it thank you with its piston bloom.
Unfortunately, the zamie rarely shows its beauty.
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