Adding plants to your living space can be an excellent way to fill your home with life and natural beauty. However, it may be hard to select which plants to start with especially if you are new to gardening. Fortunately, there are several low-maintenance indoor plants that can survive with very little attention. Here are four beautiful indoor garden plants to choose from that are easier than average to keep healthy!
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4 Low-Maintenance Plants for Your Living Space
1. Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
These sleek plants fill your home with a unique form of natural beauty that is nearly impossible to kill. This large, eye-catching plant can reach a height of approximately three feet, which makes it an excellent choice if you are looking for a plant that can fill an odd empty place on your floor. It can also help to purify the air in your living space. Caring for this plant is quite simple, as it does not need a lot of light and thrives on receiving fertilizer as little as once per month during the spring and summer.
A selection of succulents can be the perfect choice for starting your indoor garden. These smooth, tiny plants require little maintenance, although they tend to do better when they are placed in sunny areas. They require minimal watering compared to many other indoor plants, especially in the fall and winter months. Filling a shelf, windowsill, or desk with several succulents in various shapes and shades is a simple way to add a fresh and peaceful touch of nature to your living space.
3. Mini Jade Plant
Jade plants look much like a larger version of a succulent, and they are nearly as easy to care for. These plants are characterized by their unique ability to retain water within their leaves, which means they can often survive for as long as a month with no attention whatsoever. However, it is still a good idea to monitor this plant's soil for dryness regularly to make sure it gets water when it needs it to thrive. Full-sized jade plants can sometimes grow too large for seniors to manage easily, but the mini version can be an excellent choice for a simple and beautiful tabletop plant.
4. Asparagus Fern
This alternative to a typical fern provides a similar level of fluffy and sprawling beauty without the hassle that often comes with owning a fern. Although they resemble other types of ferns, they are not technically ferns at all, and they are much easier to care for. Although it is still important to keep its soil moist, it is much less finicky about the amount of water and sunlight it receives than typical ferns.
Hone Your Gardening Skills With Eldergrow's Therapeutic Garden Program
If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of gardening and boosting your skills taking advantage of our Eldergrow program may be an excellent fit for you. This program provides a variety of horticulture therapy classes that connect seniors with meaningful ways to get the most out of this hobby, such as the mental health benefits of caring for plants and the satisfaction of enjoying homegrown produce. We also offer mobile herb gardens at both of our Oakstone and Orchid Terrace locations that give residents the option to work together to grow plants that can eventually be used for crafts and cooking. The garden consists of 6,000 square feet divided into 24 various-sized garden plots ranging in size from 10′ X 15′ to 15′ X 25′ feet. Each plot has potable water, an automatic timing and watering device, and a hose. Garden equipment includes a locked tool house and all of the tools required to plant, cultivate and maintain a garden.
At Moorings Park® Communities, we know that gardening can benefit seniors in a wide range of ways, and we strive to provide both group and individual options for keeping up with the joy of adding plants to your living space. Contact us today to schedule a tour of any of our three communities!