Here at GAFF we love a good interiors’ trend, but some home accessories never go out of style. Adding greenery to your living space is something we come back to time and time again. So, as we roll into a whole new season, Team GAFF team has studied five low-maintenance houseplants and gathered some guidance on how to keep them alive, from how much water each plant needs, and where in your GAFF they’ll thrive.
So, here are some of the most trendy houseplants at the moment, that practically take care of themselves. Thank us later.
Also known as one of the most low-maintenance and Instagrammable plants ever. A stylish plant with large and vibrant leaves, it’s easy to grow and to take care of. This plant will continue to thrive even if you happen to forget about it for a while. Monstera wants a good amount of water twice a week and thrives in most lighting conditions, except for direct sunlight. Therefore, a perfect place for it would be near a window with low light.
Photogenic, elegant and almost immortal – which makes the cactus one of our all time favorite plants. Cacti are very low maintenance and require minimal effort, they thrive in sunlight but preferably not direct sunlight so that they don’t get bleached. Keep them away from windows and water these liitle fellas two or three times a month (less during winter months) and this plant will do the rest.
What could be easier than a plant that does not even need soil? These quirky and good looking plants can grow anywhere in your home. Be creative with pretty terrariums or hanging planters as wall art. Basically, for air plants to thrive, they need fresh air and a good soak (once or twice a week) so that they stay hydrated. No fuss.
Oldie, but a goldie. A Fiddle-Leaf Fig tree really has a way of giving your home a lift, and it happens to be pretty easy to take care of. This handsome plant only needs water once a week (when the soil is completely dry) and prefers to be placed in indirect sunlight. In a corner close to a window would be ideal.
Such a good air-purifying houseplant with a lush look. NASA has even named this plant as one of the best houseplants to improve air quality. Snake plants prefer indirect sunlight and are sensitive to too much water (the leaves turn yellow if you water them too much) and low temperatures. Water it generously, then let the soil completely dry before watering it again. And if you forget about the plant for a couple of weeks, the leaves will still look fresh! A perfect plant for the bathroom.
Check out our previous post about brilliant ways to incorporate more greenery at home here.
By Klara Bell