durable houseplants

There are many durable houseplants

No experience caring for plants? You don't have to worry about that, because there are many that do not require special care, nor frequent watering, but nevertheless they will be very useful to decorate your home. And it is that, that they are easy to maintain does not mean that they are ugly, often -if not always- they are just the opposite!

So if you are looking for long-lasting indoor plants that are also beautiful, Take a look at the ten species that we recommend while you learn a little about them.

Aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior)

Aspidistra is a durable houseplant

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La aspidistra It is a very grateful plant, which grows up to 60 centimeters in height, and which is very pretty in the living room or even in the bedroom. It requires little attention; in fact just you have to water it every 3 or 4 days in summer, and once a week the rest of the year. Likewise, it is important that it is planted in a larger pot at least a couple of times in its life, when the roots come out of the holes in it.

Adam's Rib (Monstera delicious)

Monstera deliciosa is easy to care for

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La adam rib It is a climbing plant that develops large leaves, often up to 90 centimeters long by 80 centimeters wide when fully grown. Luckily, it doesn't grow very fast, and it also tolerates pruning, so it will be easy for you to control it. Of course, if you have dogs, cats and/or small children, you have to take into account that it is toxic if ingested. Otherwise, it requires little care: you have to put it in a room where there is a lot of light, and water it two or three times a week in summer, and every 7-10 days the rest of the year.

Dracaena marginata (Dracaena reflexa var angustifolia)

Dracaena marginata lives well in a hall

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La dracaena marginata It is a very interesting shrubby plant: although it can reach 5 meters in height if planted in the ground, it remains much smaller in a pot. In addition, it has green leaves with lilac edges, very thin. And the best thing is that you can put it in rooms where there is little light, although we recommend putting it in one where there is a lot of light so that its colors are more vivid. In addition, you should water it once or twice a week, depending on the season of the year (in summer it has to be watered more often than in winter), and change the pot every 3 or 4 years.

Philodendron imperial (philodendron red 'Imperial')

The imperial Philodendron is a climber

Copy of my collection well accompanied by my cat Sasha.

Imperial Philodendron can have green or reddish/brown leaves depending on the variety. In any case, we are talking about an evergreen climber that reaches a height of 6 meters, and that needs light -but never direct- to be beautiful. What's more, You only have to water it about twice a week during the summer and less the rest of the year, and plant it in a larger pot every 3 years.

Ivy (Hedera helix)

Ivy is an evergreen climber that can be indoors

La ivy It is an evergreen climber that can exceed 5 meters in length, but it is so resistant to pruning that we cannot stop recommending it to decorate, for example, the stairs of the house or the arches of the doors. You have to water it little, only a couple of times a week during the summer, and the rest of the year when you see that the land is dry.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a durable succulent that can be kept indoors

El Kalanchoe blossfeldiana It is a non-cacti succulent, or succulent plant that reaches an approximate height of 35 centimeters. It has fleshy, green leaves and produces orange, white, red, or pink flowers in fall and winter. The most interesting thing is that it also blooms indoors, but for this it is important that it is placed in a room with a lot of light, but away from the windows since it cannot give it directly. Also, you have to water it only when the soil is completely dry (or when the pot weighs little).

Kentia (Howea forsteriana)

La kentia It is a very slow-growing palm that develops a single thin stem (false trunk) and dark green pinnate leaves. It can exceed 10 meters in height, but for that it needs to be on the ground and for many, many years. For this reason, it is one of the most cultivated palm trees indoors since it takes a long time until it reaches the ceiling. To give you an idea: a newly germinated seed will take about 10 years to become a 1,5 meter tall plant. So enjoy your kentia indoors: put it in a room where there is a lot of light (but not direct light), and water it twice a week in summer and once every 7 to 10 days the rest of the year.

Nephrolepis (Nephrolepis)

The Nephrolepis cordifolia is a green plant that absorbs moisture from the environment and is also durable

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If you love ferns and want to have one that is very, very easy to care for, we recommend the nephrolepis. There are about 50 varieties, although the easiest to obtain are the nephrolepis high and Nephrolepis cordifolia. Both reach a height of approximately half a meter, although in a pot they remain lower. They are plants that must be placed in rooms where there is light, and which must be watered every 3 days in summer., and once a week the rest of the year.

Pilea peperomioides

La Pilea peperomioides It is a small herbaceous plant that barely is about 40 centimeters tall when it stops growing. It has round, green leaves and is perfect for growing in pots.


There are many plants that you can put in a bedroom, such as sanseviera

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La sansevier It is an all-terrain plant, perfect for beginners who want to get off to a good start in gardening. It has fleshy leaves, almost flat and wide or cylindrical depending on the variety. It's so easy to care for, it really you just have to put it in a room where there is a lot of light and water it only from time to time, since it resists drought very well but fears waterlogging. Therefore, if you water it once a week in summer, and every 10-20 days the rest of the year, it will be more than enough for it to be perfect. Of course, remember to plant it in a larger pot every 3 years with a substrate for succulents.


Zamioculca is a herbaceous and durable plant

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La zamioculca It is a rhizomatous plant that reaches a height of about 1 meter. Its stems are almost cylindrical, and have shiny dark green leaves. Its growth rate is slow, but even so, it may need a larger pot every 2 or 3 years. It is a beautiful and curious plant that looks great, for example, in narrow corridors or in the living room. It needs light to grow, and little care, just watering from time to time.

Which of these long-lasting houseplants did you like the most? You have someone?

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