5 Hardy Plants Perfect For The Home

Plants can help you make a cozy and inviting home. Although they’re one of the best ways to include a pop of color into your home, they can be a pain to maintain if you don’t have the right skills or environment for their type.  

If you struggle with plant care or are new to experimenting with plants for home decoration, this article will help you choose the best way to deal with your home garden. Read below to know more. 

5 Hardy Plants Perfect for Those with a Black Thumb 

Hardy plants are perfect for those who struggle to maintain home greeneries. These plants thrive in less-than-ideal conditions and demand minimal attention. Moreover, they provide all the benefits of having plants in your home without the stress of constant care.  

  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) 
snake plant great for indoors for the home as decor
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This plant has tall, stiff, upright leaves that can come in yellow or white variegation. Not only is it incredibly resilient, capable of surviving in various lighting conditions, but it also requires infrequent watering. Even if left unwatered for several weeks, the snake plant will thrive. As such, the snake plant is perfect for those with a black thumb.  

This air-purifying plant can also remove toxins, including benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene—helping you breathe fresh and clean air. 

  1. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) 
zzz plant for indoors
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Also called “Zanzibar,” this perennial sports graceful, arching leaves with a shiny dark green color. Their thick waxy leaves can retain moisture, allowing them to survive even in a dry environment. Like the snake plant, it can typically thrive in low light and infrequent watering.  

Beyond improving air quality, house plants like Zanzibar can improve mood and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression—making your space feel more homey. 

  1. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) 
cast iron plant indoor houseplant

Like the ZZ plant, the cast iron plant consists of dark green leaves with a shiny gloss. Not only does it thrive in low-light environments and require infrequent watering, but it’s also highly resistant to pests, sparing you the need for pesticides. Additionally, it can withstand a broad range of temperatures, making it perfect for homes without precise temperature control. 

Moreover, this perennial can remove harmful substances, significantly improving indoor air quality. The cast iron plant is a safe choice if you have furry friends at home. 

  1. Plantain Lilies (Hosta plantaginea) 
plantain lily indoor plant good for maintanance

While the first few plants contain green-shaded leaves, plantain lilies come in various colors—including green, blue, and gold—with large lush leaves that make it a perfect addition to your home garden. They can also survive in different soil types and partial to full shade conditions. You can put them in your indoor garden or a shaded area on a cozy balcony. 

Apart from decorating and air quality purposes, plantain lilies also have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. Simply put, this plant can beautify your home and improve your health. 

  1. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) 
aloe vera indoor plant

This succulent has thick fleshy leaves that keep them alive without frequent watering. It’s also pest-resistant, so there’s no need to worry about spider mites or mealybugs harming it. 

More than that, it’s widely known that aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy for minor burns, cuts, and other skin irritations due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. 

5 Essential Tips on Taking Care of Your Hardy Plants 

While hardy plants require little maintenance, knowing a few reminders about caring for these resilient greeneries can help you make them last longer. 

  1. Water your plants appropriately 

Give your hardy plants the right amount of water to help them live longer. However, avoid overwatering them, as doing so can rot their roots. Meanwhile, you should also avoid keeping them dry for too long as they may become dehydrated, leading to wilted leaves, stunted growth, or plant death.  

As such, know when to water your plants. Check if the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch before watering. If you’re unsure, use a water meter to check if the soil is moist enough and avoid any issues. 

  1. Provide adequate sunlight 

Sunlight plays a vital role in photosynthesis and energy production for plants. However, the specific sunlight requirements vary based on the plant species you have at home. That said, consider placing your plants where they can receive the appropriate amount of light for their species.  

For example, place your plantain lilies in shaded areas as they like low-light conditions. If you’re having difficulties, use a light meter to determine which areas in your space can house your greeneries and move your plants accordingly.  

  1. Plant them in the correct soil 

Using the appropriate soil can significantly impact your plants’ health. Hardy plants particularly thrive in well-draining soil as it helps prevent overwatering, which can cause severe plant health issues. Consider asking your local garden center or researching the best soil for your plants. 

  1. Fertilize your plants 

Fertilizers can give your plants the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However, note that over-fertilizing can also harm your plants. That said, follow the instructions on your fertilizer’s packaging and give your plants the proper nutrients they need every few months.  

  1. Keep an eye out for pests 

Pest infestation is a common problem for many indoor gardens. While some hardy plants are pest-resistant, others can still become infected. As such, regularly check your plants for signs of pests so you can address them immediately and prevent any damage. 

Before treating the infestation, research the best pesticides or practices to prevent this situation from escalating. 

Create a Beautiful Home Garden Effortlessly 

Whether indoors or outdoors, a garden is an excellent way to add color and personality to your home. Plants also provide several health benefits, from improved air quality to excellent natural remedies for many physical ailments. 

However, caring for them is challenging if you don’t know what to do or have an environment suitable for the plants you introduce to your home. As such, consider taking in the hardy, resilient plants above to make your home cozy without too much effort. 

🏠Marvellous wall mural transformation

We interview Cherry, from @cherry_at_home on her recent bedroom transformation using a wallpaper mural to completely overhaul a neutral bedroom into a tropical oasis!

Read the interview below, which covers what mural she used, her design style and advice and tips on doing this transformation yourself!

About Cherry

“I’m a 30-something solo buyer trying to create my own cosy home. I’ve taken someone else’s neural space and am slowing adding colour, pattern and lots of plants!”

What inspired your decision for the mural?

“I painted the guest room in a simple neutral (a mistake though I liked the colour!) when I first moved in, in 2020 suddenly I was spending all my time in the room as it also became my home office. I’ve wanted to redecorate for a while and had my eye on wallpapering the whole room. When Hovia got in touch, I was instantly drawn to the Redoute mural and the impact it would create in the room; it also contains my key colours – pink, mustard & teal.” 

Cherry’s interior style

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“I love lots of different styles and my taste changes based on the style, setting and age of a property. Typically it will involve colour & clashing patterns – I’m not a coordinated person!”

Watch the video transformation below!

tropical wall mural transformation bedroom
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Before & after

“It was a cold room and very simple, now it looks warmer and cosier but also bigger.”

Where is the wallpaper from?

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Hovia – they have a wonderful selection of wallpapers and murals. I was really lucky that they were happy to work with me on a mural to run around the whole room rather than a feature wall.”

Hovia wallpaper mural floral leaf design in bedroom

What tools did you need to do the walls?

“A tape measure and (large) spirit level to find your straight drops (even a relatively new building doesn’t have straight walls!), a large brush to paste the walls, a wallpaper brush to smooth out any bubbles as you hang the paper.”

How long did it take?

“I’m lucky that my mum is a good decorator and helped me – it took her about 4 days but I’m sure someone more experienced could do it quicker.”

What advice can you offer someone looking to have a wall mural in their bedroom?

“The mural is scaled to fit your walls so remember it won’t look exactly like the sample you have. Be confident in your choice and don’t shy away from a bold design – trust your gut!”

What interior trends are you loving at the moment?

“Stripes – they never go out of fashion, maximalism, bold kitchens!”

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