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Are you struggling to grow healthy houseplants? Well, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has uncovered the hardest plants to kill – and they’re perfect for not-so-green sleeves.
Andrea Platt, head of RHS Garden Wisley’s retail team, says the three easiest plants to survive Chinese evergreen plants, mbrother-in-law’s language and spider plants. While it can be tempting to choose exotic and colorful species, Andrea explains that these plants are almost impossible to kill because they require little irrigation.
Speaking of Chinese evergreens, Andrea tells Gardening Express why it’s perfect for novice plant parents: “It’s a hardy and undemanding houseplant that’s perfect for dark corners or hallways because it can withstand lower light better. Keep Chinese evergreens away from drafts and watered sparingly in the winter. “
The other favorite is the native tongue famous for its eye-catching stripes. Commonly known as the snake plant, Andrea explains that “they are hard to kill and tolerate little watering” – ideal for those who spend a lot of time away from home.
He adds, “These interesting air-purifying plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, so these little gems are perfect for storing in the bedroom. They don’t need to be pruned.”
The last adaptive houseplant is the striking spider plant, famous for its long green leaves. If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant, this species simply needs a well-lit area to bloom. Best of all, once rooted, the stem can be cut off and you can get another flowering plant in a matter of seconds.
“It’s incredibly popular because it’s easy to grow. Just put it in a well-lit place, water it, and watch it ripen and develop a stem.”
Time to grow …
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