Finding suitable indoor plants for an apartment can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a range of great low maintenance indoor plants out there to suit the tastes of everyone, no matter how devoted (or not) you are to keeping your plants alive.
Aside from their ability to refresh even the blandest of rooms, low maintenance indoor plants are easy to look after in an apartment and can provide a whole host of health benefits. Their air-purifying properties are believed to provide improved mental health and increased concentration.
They can also breathe life into an apartment you’re getting ready to sell. Without a garden, apartments can have a tendency to look a little bland, especially if you have a minimal interiors style. The addition of a few select indoor plants can transform a concrete jungle into a tropical oasis in minutes!
Here are some of the best low maintenance indoor plants Australia has to offer.
1. Devil’s Ivy
Despite the intimidating name, the Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) is one of the greatest low-maintenance indoor plants for the Australian climate. You can position your Devil’s Ivy pretty much anywhere in the home. Whether it will have pride of place on a sun-drenched windowsill or get tucked away in your darkest room, the Devil’s Ivy will adapt just fine!
If asked to think about the most easy-going indoor plants, the humble succulent is probably the first to come to mind. The vast majority of indoor succulents are pretty straightforward in the care department. Aloe Vera, for example, needs very little water, making it an ideal candidate for surviving the hot Sydney summer.
3. Peace Lily
With their powerful air purifying properties, Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum) are a great, sophisticated option for even the idlest gardener. They don’t enjoy plenty of direct sunlight, making them one of the best low maintenance indoor plants for your household!
4. Mother-in-law’s Tongue
Contrary to the slightly off-putting name, it is perfectly safe to welcome the Mother-in-law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata) into your home. You probably couldn’t kill this plant even if you tried, so no need to worry about overthinking its care plan. Simply throw some water on her every now and then and she’ll live to see another day.
5. The Cast Iron Plant
This plant (Aspidistra elatior) is aptly named due to its remarkably indestructible nature. It absolutely loves the light, although does prefer to be kept out of direct sunlight, and will only need watering sparingly once the first inch or so of soil becomes dry. If you’re the type that forgets to water their plants for weeks on end, don’t worry. The Cast Iron Plant will survive it all.
6. Madagascar Dragon Tree
If you want to go king-sized with your house plants, why not throw caution to the wind and just buy a whole tree? Due to its aversion to direct sunlight, this indoor plant may not be for every space, however it can cope just fine with bright light as long as it gets some shade.
7. Umbrella Tree
When considering the best indoor plants Australia can offer, it’s only right to include at least one native plant. Queensland’s own Umbrella Tree is so low maintenance that it’s even considered a weed in some areas.
With the indoor plant trade becoming all the rage, the range of plant choices available grows by the day. Regardless of your gardening prowess (or lack of), there is a perfect plant out there to suit you, your home and your lifestyle.
Aside from being some of the best low maintenance indoor plants, these 7 attractive yet easy-going plant choices will make a worthwhile addition to any plant collection, even for the busiest of plant parents.
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