Potted flowers and plants

10 most unpretentious indoor flowers, blooming all year round


You must admit that nothing decorates the interior of your home more than bright flowers in pretty pots. These home plants not only delight the eye with a riot of colors, but also benefit by absorbing harmful substances from synthetic upholstery of furniture, carpets, curtains and other details of your interior.

Some home plants have healing properties and have been indispensable in many families. But sometimes caring for indoor plants takes a lot of time, requires some knowledge and not everyone can handle it.

If you are a beginner florist, you often go away, or housework takes a lot of time, we offer you a selection of the most unpretentious indoor plants that do not require special conditions for care, but will be able to decorate your house as well as expensive and exotic.

1. Scarlet or Agave

Perhaps the most popular indoor plant of our mothers and grandmothers primarily due to its healing properties. Everyone knows his ability to cope with purulent wounds, heal cuts and burns. A scarlet juice perfectly helps with a cold. All species of this plant are typical succulents, great lovers of sunlight. They do not like frequent watering and are perfect for those who have to spend most of their time outside the home. A place in the house for them is picked up on the sun, on the windowsill or on the sun verandas, and in summer aloe vera can be taken out into the open air. You should not try in the winter to create for them artificial lighting with fluorescent lamps. This leads to stretching of the plant and loss of appearance. It is better to keep it in a cool, bright place and water it once a month. Abundant watering can cause rotting of the roots of the plant. In the summer, scarlet is watered only after the topsoil has dried in the pot.

2. Chlorophytum

This is a fairly unpretentious houseplant, which is not difficult to grow, even for beginners lovers of indoor floriculture. Chlorophytum can be attributed to both sun-loving and shade-tolerant plants. Best of all he feels in a bright or slightly darkened place. The bright coloring of variegated forms is slightly lost in the shade. This plant easily tolerates direct sunlight for several hours. Chlorophytum is best placed in the kitchen, as it is easy to clean the room from harmful gases.

There are several types of this houseplant. Two of them are very easy to maintain. This is a dracaena edged and dracaena draco. They withstand shade and do not require frequent watering and spraying. In modern homes and offices, dracaenas serve as decorative ornaments due to their exotic look.

4. Sansevieria

If you can not grow an orchid or an orange tree, and all your attempts end in complete failure - do not be discouraged! Start with sansevieria. This is a very beautiful houseplant of the Agave family, it is quite possible to refer to the number of "indestructible". It carries shade and sun, dry air, humidity and coolness. It also protects against the accumulation of harmful substances emitted by linoleum and synthetics. In the bright sun, the sansevieria can even bloom, but it does not tolerate overmoistening of the soil and low temperature. It is not necessary to transplant it, but when it puts out too many roots, the pot itself can crack. It is better to buy two flowers at once, because by itself it is a very beautiful and undoubtedly useful plant.

5. The fat woman

If you want prosperity and abundance to come to your home, and good luck to all your endeavors, get a home plant called a bollard, popularly known as a money tree. It does not bloom, but it grows to enormous size, has very beautiful leaves of juicy green color, does not require special care, but does not like overmoistening and dark corners. Decorate the interior of any home or office.

6. Abutilon (room maple)

Another unpretentious, but very spectacular houseplant. Its large flowers have a bell-shaped form and come in various colors: white, pink, yellow, red, and the leaves are similar to maple. Hence the name. Abutilon tolerates dryness and heat in the apartment, and the pot with this plant can be put on the window sill or at some distance from it. Watering them needs a little - otherwise they will not bloom. The plant does not require special feeding: all you need to do is once every three weeks to enrich the soil with liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Abutilon not only creates a pleasant atmosphere in the house, but also perfectly moisturizes the air.

7. Hibiscus

The second name of this plant is the Chinese rose. It is a bush with huge and very beautiful flowers-bowls. Different varieties of this plant have different colors of flowers. More often - these are red flowers, but there are also white, and pink, and even flecked. Hibiscus blooms all year round, which means that in the winter you will have a little summer in your apartment. This flower loves light and needs to be kept on the windowsill. Also, it should be regularly watered and fed in the winter. But the beauty is worth it.

8. Fatsia Japanese

If there is not a lot of light in your house, and you think that the conditions for indoor plants are completely unsuitable, feel free to plant a Japanese fatsia. It is a shade-tolerant and disease-resistant plant with very large and beautiful leaves, similar to chestnut leaves. It feels great even near the central heating battery and at the same time it is well humidifying the air in the room, and contributes to healthy sleep.

9. "Living stones"

This is a very unusual indoor plants. In appearance, they resemble pebbles, and are accustomed to the Spartan conditions of detention: they grow on stones, and do not require watering in winter. These “live stones”, which are very different in shape and color, will be an excellent decoration of your room, and in spring they will delight with unusual flowers.

Geranium attracts attention with bright flowering, which can also be safely attributed to unpretentious home plants. Geranium is considered to be a symbol of home comfort, and was brought to Europe in the middle of the XVII century. Now numerous varieties of the flower amaze imagination with a variety of colors and shapes. And if you do not have enough time for more careful care of it, the geranium will still bloom, but not so much.

11. Kalanchoe

This houseplant, like scarlet, has long been known as a medicinal plant that does not require any care. Recently, many beautiful flowering hybrids of Kalanchoe appeared. Watering the plant can be rare. It is a shade-tolerant flower that endures sharp temperature drops without any problems, it blooms for a long time and grows slowly, which does not require frequent transplants.

If you want to surprise friends and relatives with flowering houseplants, purchase a cactus or create a whole collection. It does not take much time, and care for him is quite simple. There are many types of cacti that are well developed and stable, every year, bloom on the windowsills. The most resistant species of these plants turned out to be small and spherical. Flowers of a cactus have the most various shades. All of them are very bright and juicy, and will decorate any room.

The family of ficuses has a very large variety of representatives. Among them are found at all unpretentious, which do not require special care: rubber plant ficus, lyciform ficus. They successfully cope with the neutralization of harmful impurities in the air, have a special energy, creating a feeling of comfort and convenience. Most of them fit perfectly in any style of interior.

14. Spathiphyllum

A very popular home plant due to its flower, which looks like a white callas. It periodically blooms without any interference from our side. Spathiphyllum is shade-tolerant, does not require special care, does not like excessive soil moisture (they can rot the roots). In addition to the beautiful appearance, spathiphyllum perfectly moisturizes the air.

15. Begonia

Very beautiful flowering plant, as if specially created for dark places indoors. Bright begonia does not like. Varieties of this plant a huge amount. They all bloom profusely and have spectacular variegated leaves. Begonia tolerates heat and cool equally well. But the air humidity they need is high. Spraying the leaves is not worth it, because they love direct contact with water. In order not to dry up the roots, begonia should be watered regularly.

Most popular indoor plants that bloom all year round

When growing flowers at home of course I want to care for them was minimal, and flowering lasted as long as possible. There are many such plants and you can stop your choice on the purchase of Clivia, Decembrist, Room Gerbera or Jasmine, Orchid, Miniature Rose, Spathiphyllum, Milkweed Mile, Fuchsia, Saintpaulia, etc.

Abutilon (room maple)

Abutilon blooms from spring to autumn, and as the day falls, the number of flower stalks decreases and the plant enters a resting phase. But if you make dosvechivanie fluorescent lamps, to provide feeding and watering flowering does not stop. The leaves are like maple leaves, hence the second name. Flowers abutilona like lanterns of different colors.

In the care of unpretentious, he needs a lot of bright light, regular watering, the temperature limit 18-25 ºС. The plant is fast-growing, its height reaches 1.5 m . In the spring shoots abutilona need to be cut to 1/3 of the length. To stimulate flowering, top dressing should include potassium nitrate and superphosphate.

Anthurium plant with large glossy leaves and flowers, shaped like hearts.

It needs constantly moist soil, it can grow even in the shade, but it blooms and develops better on the southern and western window-sills.. For abundant flowering, the winter temperature should not be lower than + 15 ° C, summer + 25 ° C.

Anthurium loves spraying, but only settled for at least two days, and preferably with purified water.

Fertilizers are desirable organic fertilizers (Humate, "Ideal", "Darina"), because The plant is sensitive to an excess of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and mineral salts.

Balsam blooms almost all year round. It is photophilous, but it is necessary to exclude hit on it direct sunshine. In autumn and winter, when there is a lack of sunlight, it continues to bloom beautifully under artificial light. He loves moisture very much, both in the soil and spraying on the leaves, especially on hot days. Cultivation temperature + 15 ÷ + 25 ° C . Balsam does not like cramping, so the neighbors must be at a distance from him, otherwise throw off the foliage.

Excellent propagated by apical cuttings. At 3-4 years of age requires transplantation and rejuvenation, old plants bloom worse.

Begonia is a thermophilic flower that loves moisture, but not spraying on the foliage. To maintain the humidity between the pots of flowers, you need to put containers with water. When the air temperature is below + 16 ° C, begonia will not bloom. He likes bright, diffused light, leaves fade in bright sun, flowers fade, begonia loses its decorative effect. Feed to stimulate flowering should be given begonias every 2 weeks alternating organic mineral fertilizers for flowering plants.

Begonias wide variety: there are bush, they are always flowering, tuberous, terry, ampelous.

Geranium sills classic since our grandmothers. Unpretentious, light-loving plant, loving abundant, but rare watering. Growth temperature + 8 ÷ + 25 ° C . Geranium likes a lot of air, so in the summer it should be put on balconies or in the garden. Growing pots should not be large, in order to get a lush flower bush in one pot you need to plant three seedlings.

Hibiscus (Chinese Rose)

Hibiscus is an evergreen flowering shrub. The lifespan of one flower per day, in hybrid, terry forms up to 3 days.

Demanding to sunlight, abundant watering and fertilizing. In the summer you need to spray daily. With insufficient watering drops buds and flowers. Hibiscus needs to be replanted annually, in adult plants the top layer of soil is removed and a new one is added.

Depending on the method of pruning, hibiscus can be grown in the form of a tree or a bush. Flower height can reach 1.5-2 m .

Hibiscus responds very well to regular feeding every 2-3 weeks.

Unpretentious plant, preferring light penumbra and moderate watering. Loves high air humidity, but absolutely does not tolerate leaf spraying.. Pots with Coleria should be put on pallets with expanded clay, filled with water.

The temperature during flowering should be + 23 ÷ + 26 ° C . Winter level + 16 ° C . Once a month it is necessary to feed Koleria with liquid fertilizer for orchids.


Pakhistakhis - a plant without special claims. The main abundant watering, high humidity, regular pruning. Optimum temperature + 20 ÷ + 26 ° C . When the temperature rises, it draws out and exposes the shoots, while dropping it drops the foliage.

Pachistachis is necessary, as the shoots grow, cut and pinch the tops, so that it will bush up and not stretch out.

Evergreen shrub blooming all year round. The lifespan of a flower is one day.

It prefers bright diffused light, from direct sunlight you need to shade. Winter temperature of growing +20 ° C, summer + 24 ° C . Watering copious as the soil dries. Ruellia needs high air humidity, therefore pots with a flower are put in trays with wet expanded clay or sphagnum moss.

To form a plant can be a bush or vine.

Choosing flowering plants for landscaping at home or office you need to understand that although they will have a short break between the flowering waves. The flower during this period is resting and gaining strength. Give even unpretentious colors, a little attention. and in return, they will give you a magnificent and long flowering.

Pelargonium, or geranium

Not suitable for the bedroom and children's room, pelargonium has occupied its niche in the living room.

Pelargonium with pale pink flowers. Photo from alltompelargoner.se

The large dimensions of the room seem to dissolve the scent of geranium in space; it does not tire as in a room for sleeping.

Pelargonium tulip. Photo from fuchsia-pelargonium.narod.ru

The beauty of new varieties not only delights, but also encourages the acquisition.

The flowers of this pelargonium resemble miniature roses. Photo from tam.com.ua

The only condition for good flowering is light.

Beautiful aroma, beautiful flowers. Light-requiring This factor must be taken into account, otherwise the flowering will not please.

Jasmine demanding light

Multiflorous Jasmine grows up to 2.5 m, the buds are pink, the flowers after blooming are white, very fragrant.

Multiflorous Jasmine

Jasmine officinalis
about 2.5 m high, it blooms in summer - in early autumn, the flowers are white, fragrant.

Jasmine officinalis

Primrose Jasmine
- almost odorless, does not curl, can reach a height of 2.5 m.

Primrose Jasmine

Euharis, or Amazonian lily

The aroma, like most lilies, is pronounced and intense: during the flowering period, the entire living room is filled with a sweet fragrance.

Euharis flowers close up

I have 9 Amazon lilies, and I'm not going to stop there.

Euharis, or Amazonian lily. Photo from mein-schoener-garten.de

Loves diffused light and warmth.

Hibiscus or chinese rose

Terry hibiscus. Photos from 4.bp.blogspot.com

When it grows it prefers diffused light.

Hibiscus - a worthy decoration of the living room. Photo from media.snimka.bg

Especially beautiful during flowering.

If you take less demanding flowers, then just orchids (with good humidity and moderately warm climate) would be a good choice. Gentle, impossible beautiful - real queens. And how many beautiful views you can settle in the living room!

Most suitable:

  • Anhrekum


  • Aerides


  • Bifrenaria

  • Wanda


  • Dendrobium


  • Miltonia


  • Encyclical - one of my favorite orchids for living rooms. The flowers are small, but a lot of them.


  • Phalaenopsis - The most famous orchid in our homes, with good care, can grow in the kitchen (like my friend's), and can live in a living room or even a bedroom.


She is loved for large carved leaves and impressive size, plus she also has beautiful flowers.

Monstera can reach impressive sizes. Photos from forum.bestflowers.ru

It belongs to the poisonous family, but if it is not there, there is no cause for concern. She feels great at room temperature and diffused sunlight.

Monstera flower. Photos from ih0.redbubble.net

In the care, the main thing is to direct the air roots to the ground, to prevent the soil from drying out between irrigations, in the winter (with heating turned on), spraying of the leaves will be required.

The most unpretentious flowering houseplants

Hoya Is wax ivy is a beautiful creeping herbal plant with white fragrant blooms. During the flowering period, hoya is distinguished by a strong aroma and a large amount of nectar dripping from the flowers, thanks to which wax ivy is called a weeping vine.

Цветок не прихотлив в уходе, в летний период поливают обильно, зимой полив сокращают до 1 раза в неделю. Прекрасно растет в сухом и влажном климате и стойкий к перепадам температуры.

Существует несколько видов плюща с разным цветением от белого до красного цвета и цветками различных форм.

In summer, at high temperatures, watering increases. The lack of moisture affects flowering and leaves.

If you forget to water, hoya will feel good for some time, due to which it is often kept in offices.

Among the shortcomings: the strong aroma of flowering in some people may cause intolerance.

Is Kalanchoe a flowering plant with a fleshy stem and leaves? refers to succulents.
In addition to beautiful flowering, Kalanchoe is known for its healing properties. Juice is used for the preparation of various drugs. Bloom lasting throughout the summer, blooms lush red flowers.

The plant prefers diffused solar light, perfectly tolerates temperatures above 27 degrees and winters at 12-14 degrees. In the summer they water 2 times a week, in winter they reduce watering to once.

The average growth rate allows you to replant no more than once every 3 years. There are over 200 species.

Low humidity and a dry climate do not significantly interfere with active growth. 2 times a month it is enough to make mineral fertilizers or for cacti.

Geranium - flowering plant for windowsills. The height of the flower reaches 60 cm. Suitable for the busiest people. In summer the temperature can reach 30 degrees, in winter it does not fall below 12 degrees. Geranium blooms beautifully with sufficient light, partially transfers the direct rays of the sun.

A lack of light tale affects flowering. The flowers are small and pale. It does not need spraying and it grows quite well in a dry climate. But the bush is regularly cut for lush flowering all year round.

In the summer they water plentifully, but after the soil dries out, in winter they practically stop watering. Of the many varieties, you will always find the right geranium.

Cactus - succulents, are considered one of the undemanding plants and can exist for a long time without watering. Cactus grows well in the open direct sun, but in the shade they stretch out and may die. In the summer they water moderately once a week, in winter they practically do not need watering, once a month they slightly moisten the soil.

The main place among succulents is cacti. This type is capable of accumulating moisture.

Cacti are small in size and grow slowly; they practically do not need to be cared for, therefore, they are perfect for apartments and offices.

All succulents are resistant to dry climate and high temperatures.

Cacti contain beautiful forms and of course flowering. The flowers are very beautiful and diverse, but, unfortunately, not all cacti bloom at home and in some varieties, flowering lasts only 24 hours.

Among the shortcomings - all succulents are afraid of excessive watering with especially cold water.

In the section cacti and succulents, the main types and varieties of unpretentious plants are provided.

Spurge (Milli) - prefers a bright place with diffused light. Watered rarely 1 time per week. Fertilizer make once a month. Due to slow growth, transplanted at least once every 3-4 years.

Of the shortcomings, in the dormant period (1-2 months) drops leaves and does not look very attractive.

Blooms beautiful pink flowers. Small spines will not allow to destroy a flower to children or pets.

Saintpaulia, or another name (Saint-Petersburg violet). Due to abundant bloom throughout the year and a small increase, Saintpaulia is found in many gardeners. Due to the many varieties, there is a large palette of blooms and forms. Some hybrid forms simply fascinate with their beauty. Humidity set high, like the natural environment. At low humidity, violet is not sprayed, but additionally moisten the room.

In the summer it is plentifully watered with warm water 2 times a week; in winter, watering is significantly reduced.

A transplant is carried out every year, and a saintpaulia needs transplantation when absolutely necessary.

Phalaenopsis orchid is one of the most popular and unpretentious flowering houseplants. Due to the epiphytic aerial roots, the orchid needs to be watered 2 times a week and provide sufficient lighting. Gradually accustomed to the sun, phalaenopsis can grow under direct sunlight, and also blooms beautifully in partial shade.

In case of insufficient lighting, there will be no flowering. One of the drawbacks - the orchid needs high humidity. Now there are a large number of hybrid forms with different blooms. If phalaenopsis blooms, flowering is long and abundant. Flowers bloom alternately, which prolongs the flowering period even longer.

Water on plentiful days on hot days, gradually reducing watering closer to winter.

After each bloom, the orchid needs pruning.

Heliotrope - perennial flowering plant with a pronounced aroma of flowers. Heliotrope is used in cosmetology as a flavoring agent. Depending on the variety, flowering lasts from spring to September. There is a white and lilac bloom with different shades. At home, unpretentious, but picky about lighting.

Insufficient lighting leads to the stretching of shoots, sluggish leaves and small flowers. In the summer they contain at 24 -26 degrees, in winter the temperature is reduced to 5-7 degrees.

It does not require spraying, but it doesn’t hurt on hot days. In the summer they water abundantly, with a decrease in temperature they reduce watering.

Bromeliad is a beautiful flowering plant with long lanceolate leaves. Powerful erect peduncle grows out of the socket. It is considered an unpretentious plant and is well suited for offices and apartments.

There are many species with different blooms. Abundant flowering lasts throughout the summer. There are no special requirements for temperature, but the humidity will have to be kept high.

Water after drying the upper layer of the substrate. At lunchtime, they shade from the direct rays of the sun. Fertilizer is applied in the period of active growth 2 times a month. In the mandatory transplant does not need.

Begonia is a beautiful flowering plant that is unpretentious in its care and can grow both outdoors and in pots. At home contain for the sake of flowers and foliage, depending on the variety.

For abundant flowering you need enough diffused light. Direct rays can cause burns.

In the summer and winter, begonia is kept at normal room temperature.

During the period of active growth watered abundantly, in winter the watering is halved. Excessive watering is dangerous for the flower. Feed rarely once a day of the week and only from spring to early autumn. With simple rules, flowering is long and abundant.

Clivia - flowering ornamental plant with powerful leaves at the base collected in the outlet. The flower prefers bright ambient light. Direct rays may leave burns on the surface. In the summer they contain at a temperature of 24-26 degrees, in winter they reduce to 16 degrees. The plant suffers dry air normally, but the flowers will be small and the lifetime will decrease.

Powerful leaves contain enough moisture, if you accidentally forget to water a cut. Watered with soft water after drying the top layer of soil. In winter, during the dormant period, the plant can exist without irrigation. From spring to early autumn, mineral fertilizers are applied 2 times a month. Since the flower painfully tolerates transplanting, this procedure is done only when necessary.

Clivia grows well in offices and apartments on windowsills.

Schlumberger (Decembrist) - one of the representatives of cacti. The peculiarity of this zigo cactus is flowering at Christmas, when most of the plants are at rest.

Beautiful flowering, numerous pink, white, red, purple and other flowers.

Transplantation of adult plants is carried out once every 5 years. Cactus can tolerate direct sunlight, but it must be gradually accustomed to this.

Among the shortcomings: in the summer period they are kept at low temperatures; this is a guarantee of abundant bloom in the winter period. In winter, the usual room temperature is fine. For cactus, it is necessary to provide high humidity and spray throughout the year.

In the summer they water it plentifully, letting the top layer dry out, but it will perfectly tolerate a dry climate if you forget to water it.

The most unpretentious indoor plants

For many centuries, unpretentious plants were used for medical purposes, because they have healing properties. Often, growers are too busy and can not properly care for flowers, so picky indoor plants are the perfect choice, among them there are instances that are not inferior to expensive exotic flowers. In addition, care will not require any subtleties of knowledge.

Chlorophytum crested

There is another name - “Osochka”. Perhaps this is the most unpretentious plant of all species, which, in general, does not require care and will grow successfully without any help. The positive aspects of chlorophytum crested are:

  • growing in heavily darkened areas
  • resistance to heat and dry air,
  • undemanding regular irrigation,
  • resistance to diseases of different nature.

The plant is not only able to clean the room from harmful elements in the air around the clock, but it can also hold electromagnetic waves. Amazing curved leaves create a large beautiful rosette, and daughter branches grow from time to time on long peduncles, they can be rooted in the future.

Healing plants

This category of plants has healing properties that can cure common ailments.

Agave or Aloe

This unpretentious houseplant is in great demand among grandmothers, and the usefulness lies in the healing properties. The plant is able to cope with burns, eliminate purulent formations and heal deep wounds. Aloe juice helps with inflammation of the nasal mucosa. The advantages of indoor plants is:

  • the tolerance of a long absence of watering,
  • monthly watering
  • resistance to cold.

However, war is in the sunshine. Therefore, in the winter season should be placed in the bright veranda or on the windowsill. In summer you can sit in the yard in the fresh air. It is not recommended to create artificial lighting for the plant, the fact is that it may lose its beautiful appearance due to the negative influence of fluorescent light bulbs. Instead, it is recommended to put the flower in a place with a slight coolness. Also, plus the plant is in the uselessness of frequent care - this option is excellent for those who are often in long journeys.


The flowering plant of Kalanchoe has the same healing properties as aloe. In the care they are undemanding. Requirements:

  • the flower can be for a long time in a shaded place without harm to itself,
  • Kalanchoe is able to withstand sudden changes in temperature,
  • Does not require frequent watering.

The plant blooms for a long time and prefers frequent transplanting. Kalanchoe has many varieties, mainly differ in colors.

Curly home plants

In addition to the flowery floral unpretentious indoor plants, there are climbing species that also harmoniously fit into the interior of a house or apartment.

Philodendron. Its leaves are rather long. The plant requires regular watering.

Liana. Perfectly adapt to the conditions of the home microclimate.

Cissus. It belongs to the family of grapes. It has an average leaf size and lignified stem. It is resistant to dust and dry air.

Passionflower. It has a beautiful flowering with medium palmate foliage.

Ivy. Divided into many species, ivy leaves have an oval, triangular and lobed appearance. By color are divided into: gray, white, cream, green and yellow. Ivy can continue to grow in dry air, but periodic watering does not hurt.

In conclusion, we can say that all types of indoor plants have their own characteristics and are beautiful in their own way. For better effect, you can combine different types and place them around the room.

Endurance, unpretentiousness and other characteristics of room "Spartans"

The most hardy, unpretentious and resistant indoor plants are not for nothing called "Spartans". These are proven, reliable companions who will show off and feel great in conditions in which most of their fellows will quickly wither. Such plants are united by the ability to endure droughts, not to die after missed watering and put up with any mode of care. We can say that it is not we who indulge the plants, but they us, gratefully responding with attractive foliage and original appearance even to the most modest attention. There is also an important common feature: all the commanders from the group of hardy favorites belong to the ornamental-deciduous crops, and only a few of them are able to bloom any more attractively under room conditions.

The most resistant indoor plants should be chosen not only if you have no time to take care of systemic, scrupulous care. Such unpretentious cultures are a real find for anyone who:

  • wants to bring green accents to the interior without weighing down household chores,
  • only gets acquainted with indoor floriculture and tries himself in a new hobby.
  • wants to add to the care of the green pets of children.

The best of the best unpretentious plants

The basis of the group of so-called "Spartans" are cultures belonging to succulents - capable of accumulating moisture in the roots, stems or leaves of a plant. Even the most modest succulents are characterized by bizarre appearance and unusual forms of growth. But only succulents range of unpretentious indoor plants is not limited. The most hardy and unpretentious of room decorative foliage cultures belong to them, which will perfectly fit into the “water intake” company.

The best indoor plants that can grow with minimal care and forgive our mistakes, we can classify such cultures as:

  • Crassula, we often referred to as a bastard
  • chlorophytum,
  • cacti,
  • bokarneya,
  • aloe,
  • "Shoemaker's palm" aspidistra,
  • rubber plant,
  • spathiphyllum
  • Sansevieria
  • Zamiokulkas,
  • Haworthia
  • Echeveria,
  • ivy,
  • spurge.

It is worth paying attention to other cultures. There are “Spartans” among palm trees (dracaena, monstera), and among tropical cultures (epipremium and philodendron).

1. Zamioculkas - fashionable, but enduring

Zamioculcas (Zamioculcas) - stately, spectacular and today super popular indoor beauty. This unpretentious representative of the family of Aroids today is considered to be one of the most fashionable plants. Zamioculcas conquers the compactness and beauty of the leaves. Interesting patterns make the base color even more attractive. Thick petioles emphasize the beauty of the brilliant lobes of the feathery leaves, and the plant itself seems both elegant and strict at the same time. In room culture zamiokulukas limited to 80 cm in height.

Zamioculcas (Zamioculcas). © Emily May

Even with poor care, if the plant leaves the leaves due to a prolonged drought, it will quickly release new shoots and recover if it resumes normal maintenance. It tolerates drought, is thermophilic, tolerates both partial shade and bright sun.

2. Ivy - the first "Spartan" among vines

Even in room culture ivy justifies its gardening reputation as an almost invulnerable, unpretentious and ultra-hardy plant. It is magnificent both on supports, and in the ability to create green sculptures, and as an ampel or draper of green walls. This is a spectacular vine with flexible, capable of taking root in places of contact with soil shoots, fast-growing and surprisingly hardy.

Ivy (Hedera). © Sara

Ivy has many varieties - both with classic dark green leaves, and with a variety of rims and patterns on the leaf plates. But the main advantage of ivy is not at all variety. This spectacular and flexible climbing vine is a real shadow lover.which does not lose the ability to adapt to the bright, and to the very poor lighting (although, in variegated varieties, the characteristic color is lost in the shade). It is better to grow ivy with a stable soil moisture, but it is not afraid of skips in care and it recovers well even after extreme conditions.

3. Heart-shaped leaves of the universal epipremium

Epipremnum (epipremnum), better known by our name scandusas well as ivy, can boast of versatility. It curls beautifully on the supports, but is not as good at filling in large spaces as ivy. But in ampels, the beauty of its foliage is revealed to the full. It is especially effective when grown on sticks, stakes, a vertical central support, along which it rises up like a column and on various racks.

Epipremnum. © Maja Dumat

Unpretentious epipremnum can be grown in bright light, and in partial shade. It tolerates a good haircut, allows the use of long-acting fertilizers and is not afraid of droughts.

4. New takeoff of Sansevieria

The houseplant, which is known as the bore tail, the tongue of the teschin, endured a real era of oblivion. But thanks to the trends in interior design and the active introduction of Western trends to unpretentious sansevieria (sansevieria) today again attracted the attention of all. It is an ideal culture for gardening offices and modern interiors.

Похожие на шпаги или мечи крупные вытянутые листья, столь жесткие, что не теряют форму даже при экстремальной засухе. Прекрасные пестролистные сорта с самыми разнообразными узорами и каемками давно вытеснили классические зеленолистные сансевиерии. А способность образовывать похожие на плотные дернинки кусты, выпускать новые побеги неустанно, делает сансевиерию практически незаменимым современным комнатным растением.

Сансевиерия (Sansevieria). © Sue Taylor

Sansevieria is not accidentally considered a miracle, able to endure even serious violations in the care. It is a succulent that can adapt to the driest soils. Desenki sansevierii can be grown in water, it is great for hydroponics.

5. Spathiphyllum - almost calla, but not quite.

By the Spartans rightly ranked and the meat - a culture known throughout the world under the botanical name spathiphyllum (spathiphyllum) This is a plant with beautiful leaves collected on basal rosettes on long cuttings and very attractive flowering. The flowers themselves, collected in yellowish-green cob blossoms, are inconspicuous. But a white veil resembling callahs in shape, but completely different in texture, looks very impressive. This is one of the few unpretentious flowering crops that endure extreme conditions and careless care..

Spathiphyllum, or Spathiphyllum “Picasso” (Spathiphyllum “Picasso”). © Han Keat Lim

This indoor plant can be considered to be shade-tolerant, well adapting to lighting of varying intensity. Spathyphyllums do not require special care. The plant blooms without any stimulation, and in normal lighting it blooms almost all year round. They need top dressing only once a month, and otherwise it is unpretentious. It is true that the flowering was continuous, it is better not to allow complete drying of the earthy coma.

6. Succulent with a twist - an unusual room spurge

Euphorbia and in the garden, and in room culture belong to the most unpretentious plants. But one of the types - Euphorbia Tirukalli (euphorbia tirucalli) - even his fellow man is able to outshine his endurance. But still a spectacular appearance is considered his main pride. This succulent leaves are almost invisible - modified, they are not visible on the shoots. It is the “twigs” of Tirukalli’s milkweed that are the most attractive part of the plant: thin, dense, fleshy, similar to sticks or pencils, bright in color, they branch like cacti and form fancy graphic silhouettes.

Euphorbia tirukalli (Euphorbia tirucalli). © worldofsucculents

It is a thermophilic, not tolerating a drop in temperature below 15 degrees, a plant that loves rare watering.

7. Air sockets and surprising persistence of chlorophytum

Always great chlorophytum (Chlorophytum). Long shoots, carrying child rosettes of plants, spectacular "bundles" of leaves of the mother bush and a bright palette of variegated varieties do not detract from the ability of chlorophytum to look great and grow actively in almost any circumstances.

Chlorofituma feel great in the shadow, and partial shade, and in the brightest sun. And he is absolutely not afraid of missing watering or not too fertile soil. Yes, and the ability to almost constantly multiply the plant, replacing the old culture with new rooted in the water rosettes, expanding the possibilities almost to unlimited.

Chlorophytum (Chlorophytum). © L. O’Hara

And the desert stars ...

In the ranking of the most enduring and unpretentious indoor plants, it is impossible not to mention the cacti. These desert stars, which have become the hallmark of all the succulent cultures, have become famous for their undemanding nature. They can survive for a very long time in almost complete dryness and require rare supplements.

Minimum comfort - maximum return

In order for the most resistant and unpretentious indoor plants to delight us with their beauty, grow almost without any intervention and adapt to any particular care, they need to be provided with minimally comfortable conditions - the illumination that meets their habits (for most cultures - quite bright or at least a half-shaded location). Lighting is the only parameter that is really vital for such plants. And in order to choose the optimal lighting, you should pay special attention to the selection of the location. Expose the plant in different places and watch it, change the brighter sun to partial shade of varying intensity, until you find the optimal mode.

It is better to check the ability of the plant to endure drought. Some plants tolerate only a pass of 1-2 waterings, others, for example, the brocadea, aloe vera and echeveria can survive without watering even for 7-14 days, before leaving the plant on a long line without attention, check how it reacts for watering passes and whether it suffers a long drought.

For all unpretentious indoor plants, with the exception of cacti, it is better to use long-acting fertilizers. And cacti and succulents, for which fertilizing is rarely brought in, will not make your life worse: fertilizing in water for irrigation is made with special fertilizers with large intervals (about 1 time per month).

Unpretentious, too, require attention

It should be understood that when we say that cultures can withstand almost any conditions, this is not about criminal negligence and extreme neglect. If you miss watering, spend it late, delay the feeding, the plants will not be affected. But if you forget about them at all for a month, then even the most resistant indoor plants will suffer. And as with any indoor plant, the more attention and the more thorough care, the more attractive plants look. If you provide them with minimal care, the “Spartans” will surely surprise you with their capabilities.