4 of the most unpretentious and longest-living houseplants to keep at home

By Andrii MaistrenkoApr 17, 2024 09:41 AMGarden
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The ideal houseplant should be perennial. If you take care of it properly, it will live in your home for many years. 

News Bytes writes, "Long-living plants produce gorgeous foliage and liven up a space." SSPDaily prepared a list of 4 of the most popular types of home flora that experts recommend keeping in their apartments and houses.

Snake plant (sansevieria)

This flower is popular because it does not require any special care. It got its name because of the characteristic color of its leaves, which resembles the skin of a snake.

How long does a snake plant live? With proper watering and placement, sansevieria can live up to 25 years. However, if the flower lacks light, its lifespan can be reduced by half or even three times, to 5-10 years.

Spider plant (chlorophytum)

Spider plants usually live for 20 years. However, some of them live up to 50. They have a reputation for longevity because they are very unpretentious.

By the way, chlorophytum is known for purifying the air well, so many smokers prefer to keep these plants in their homes.

Umbrella plant (schefflera)

Schefflera attracts attention with its original oval leaves arranged in the shape of an umbrella.

With proper care, this "umbrella" can grow for 25 years or more.

Tip: do not flood the plant with water but let the top layer of soil dry out, at least 1 cm before the next watering.

English ivy

This plant, with small leaves resembling maple leaves, is considered one of the longest-living. Ivy can delight you for over 100 years.

Note that although this elegant plant grows up to two meters in one year, it produces few shoots in the first 2 years. Therefore, this condition should not make you concerned.

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