According to a recent report by Galway-based Nature Safe in collaboration with Hygeia, 43% of people own between four to seven plants. However, almost half of these people chose colour, vibrancy, and appearance over ease of maintenance. The report also found that over a third of people blame plants dying due to wrong positioning in the house. A quarter of people believe they die due to a lack of water.
Rachel Purcell, an Irish Instagram user who is “plant obsessed,” revealed her top four plants that are easy to manage. She took to Instagram to show off her houseplants and said, “Four fast-growing houseplants. I’ve had all these for two years and I love how easy they are to manage and how fast they grow.” The plant lover revealed the Pilea peperomioides, Monkey Plant, String of Pearls, and the Pothos.
The Pilea peperomioides, also known as the pancake plant or Chinese money plant, needs bright light, semi-regular watering, and some light feeding in hot months. The Monkey Plant can survive in low to bright, indirect light. The String of Pearls likes a brightly lit spot. The Pothos lives in low light and needs minimal watering. Rachel shared her top tips for caring for houseplants, which include starting small, sticking to a watering schedule, using a moisture meter, and feeding them regularly.
Rachel uses Nature Safe’s products because they are safe for dogs and children. John Byrne, CEO of Hygeia, added, “Our Nature Safe range is specifically designed to meet growing consumer demand for natural and sustainable garden care products. It makes perfect sense that consumers would want to now bring that same care inside, to use a natural feed for the plants in their homes, on plants that are so closely located to them, their family, and their pets.”
As much as Rachel loves her houseplants and gardening in general, she said, “I’ve had my fair share of missteps and lost plants along the way.” She added, “I love hearing about other people’s gardening experiences and sharing tips and lessons I’ve learned on Instagram.”
In conclusion, while almost half of plant owners prioritize color and vibrancy over ease of maintenance, there are plants out there that are easy to manage. Rachel Purcell, an Irish Instagram user, revealed her top four plants that are easy to care for, including the Pilea peperomioides, Monkey Plant, String of Pearls, and the Pothos. She also shared her top tips for caring for houseplants, which include starting small, sticking to a watering schedule, using a moisture meter, and feeding them regularly.