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Five easy houseplants

Indoor plants not only act as a quick decorating tool, they also help clean the environment and air around them. But if you're anything like me and you're worried about not being green fingered, don't fret... Ellon from Small Plants gives us her top five low maintenance houseplants that you'll find hard to kill!

1. Mother in Laws Tongue (Sansevieria Zeylanica)

Fantastic plants for improving air quality in your home. They thrive on neglect and will live happily in bright or low light areas.. They require infrequent watering and if you forget about them for a couple of months they won’t hold it against you!

2. Zebra Plant (Haworthia Attenuata)

These succulents need indirect light and occasional watering. As long as they have a drink every month or so they’ll be happy.

3. String of Hearts (Ceropegia Woodii)

These semi-succulents will tolerate periods of drought and as long as they have a sunny spot they will put out loads of lovely growth. They are incredibly easy to propagate and share with your friends.

4. Cacti

Cacti are known for their easy-going nature and as long as you don’t overwater them they thrive indoors. Provide them with a sunny windowsill and they will live happily for years and years.

5. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

A very popular plant and for good reason. These beautiful plants with interesting foliage tolerate neglect. Water only when the top 2 inches of soil are dry and provide them with a moss pole to climb when they put out aerial roots.

So there you have it! Five beautiful houseplants that will forgive even the most neglectful owners. If you have any questions about houseplants, Ellon from Small Plants is a serious fountain of knowledge. I met her at Craft & Flea in Sheffield earlier this year, and let me tell you she knows her stuff. You can buy her gorgeous terrarium kits on Etsy. Another easy-peasy way to add plants to your home!

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Also, I have to call out Ellon's brother George, who took the absolutely downright stunning photos. Hit him up for any product or lifestyle photography, his style is gorgeous!

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