What durable houseplants are there

This is how indoor plants last longer

Admittedly, not all of us were born with a green thumb. Do you also belong to the genus of those people who regularly die of houseplants and who even have a cactus wither due to a lack of attention?

Too bad. Because indoor plants not only look pretty (especially in these flower pots), they also improve the indoor climate, especially in winter, as Katharina Lapin, plant expert at Green Rabbit explains: "Plants increase the humidity and bind dust. They produce oxygen and at the same time remove carbon dioxide from the room air. The psychological effect should not be underestimated, because the sight of the plants is good for you!"

So that the plants have a particularly long shelf life, Katharina gave us 6 great tips:

Cold warm. Most indoor plants feel most comfortable at a room temperature of 22 to 28 degrees. So you are doing your green companions no good if you place them right next to a radiator or stove - this applies in winter as well as in summer. Above all, it is important that the room temperature remains constant, because even slight fluctuations can have devastating consequences for azaleas, camellias or yuccas.

Close the door - it is drawing. Indoor plants hardly differ from humans here - they react insulted and sniffed to constant drafts. Regular ventilation of the rooms is of course an advantage and is also good for the plants, but as a rule the plants should be placed in a “windless” location.

Let there be light. Not all indoor plants need the same amount of light. Adjust your indoor greening to the ecological requirements of the plants. For example, the tree friend, the green lily, the tradescatie or the shield flower are suitable for shady rooms. Particularly sunny rooms are a perfect habitat for agave, thick leaf, amaryllis, yucca or cacti.

Help - I'm drowning! The leading cause of death in indoor plants is drowning. Especially in winter you should make sure that the pot is not wet. The best thing to do is to water house plants no more than twice a week, after having checked that the top centimeters of the pot are dry using the tried and tested "finger test". If you water too often, the fiber roots will rot and the leaves will wither. Incidentally, moldy earth is a clear sign of too much watering!

Cough cough! Dust off your houseplants regularly. This makes photosynthesis easier for them. At the same time, you can regularly check whether your green roommates are healthy and well cared for.

Not too much! Most houseplants hardly grow in winter. Therefore, they hardly need any fertilizer from October to February. The popular Ficus benjamina even loses some of its leaves in winter, which grow back in spring. So there is no place for fertilizer here.