Easy Cheese: Say Hello to Care Free Plant Maintenance

plantsPlants are so important in a home, especially a new one. Having the energy of life in your new home can make it feel like home a whole lot faster than not. However not all of us have the energy, time and overall discipline to care for our plush green friends. So to keep your plants in the ALIVE category check out these guys that understand that you may forget or not care as much…

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

The cast iron plant, aptly named for its ability to withstand even severe neglect, is one of the easiest house plants to maintain. The plant requires less care than most any other house plant in existence.

Light: Ideally, cast iron plant needs bright, indirect light

Water: A drought resistant plant. Water about once a week, or whenever you think about it.

Feeding: Fertilize once per year in early spring

Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata or Crassula Argentea)

Native to South Africa and fond of warm temperatures, jade plant is another of the easiest house plants to maintain. Because it is a succulent, it requires little water and needs only minimal care to thrive as an indoor plant.

Light: Jade plant likes bright light, but can tolerate less if needed.

Water: During summer, once a week. Wintertime asks only every six to eight weeks.

Feeding: Fertilize jade plant once every two weeks during the summer


Rubber Tree Plant (Ficus Elastica)

Also known as Indian rubber tree, this member of the ficus family is one of the easiest house plants to maintain. Provided with proper care, it also becomes one of several large house plants, reaching heights of up to 6 feet indoors. 

Light: The rubber tree plant needs medium light, avoid constant direct sun, however.

Water: Soak the soil once or twice per week for the best results, though rubber tree plant can go a while without water. During winter, watering once every two to three weeks is usually sufficient.

Feeding: Fertilize rubber tree plant about once per year in early spring, but only if you want.