What potted plants require almost no maintenance: options for the lazy

A collection of sans-serifs, thistles, or aloes will grow beautifully even for lazy hosts

There's nothing cool about calling yourself "the person who doesn't have a single houseplant that survives. For, in fact, it is bragging about irresponsibility and laziness. It's much more appealing to grow a small home garden that will create extra coziness in the home and wow guests.

If, however, you really doubt your strength as a gardener, just choose for yourself plants that will survive if you forget to water them, and will grow well even in a dark corner - because you will probably be too lazy to bother with creating the right conditions for a sensitive flower. . OBOZREVATEL suggests 5 options for such plants.


This bush with beautiful wax-like leaves is a champion of unpretentiousness. It grows even where direct sunlight never reaches, and doesn't take offense if you don't water it for weeks. That is, if you, bringing a pot from the store, "forget" it in the hallway and water on average once every 7 days, it will still grow big and beautiful. And everyone will admire how well you are doing with the plants.


First of all we are talking about the so-called "mother-in-law's tongue" or sanssieria tricolor. It has effective high rigid leaves and may well become an interior accent almost in any room of the apartment, even a very spacious. Well unless in a pantry or in a toilet even it will not have enough light. An additional bonus of "mother-in-law's tongue" is that it perfectly cleans the air - tested by NASA. But it's not the only species of sanssieria that will survive at home, no matter how poorly you take care of them. You can build a whole collection of different plants of this type and show them off to your guests.


Whether you choose Aloe vera, Aloe vera, or some other species, these plants will survive even if they are only lit by an electric light bulb. You can water them on the principle of "notice that the ground is completely dry - put a little water in". These are succulents that survive in the desert. They can collect some water from the air in your apartment. And with aloe juice you can make all sorts of useful remedies for the skin.

Ficus robusta

In principle, all ficuses are quite unpretentious in their care, but it is the robusta that is the real champion here. Because in addition to its vitality, it does not require much space for placement. At the same time, you can choose a hybrid with bright decorative multicolored leaves that will decorate any interior. Ficus robusta will look chic even if you don't water it for weeks. Plus, this plant is back in vogue right now.


In any case, don't water this plant often unless you want to kill it. The Thistle, or crassula, stores enough moisture in its trunk and leaves to survive a desert drought. Yes, it is also a succulent. The only deliberate step you'll have to take in caring for it is to choose a well-lit location. That's it. Even if you don't water the fatty plant for a month, it won't die. Except that its fleshy leaves will wrinkle. But they will recover after a few waterings.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told what houseplants can be poisonous for cats.

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