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Monday 4 August 2014

Top 5 Low Maintenance Plants

The fact that attractive flats get more booking requests is a no-brainer, and it is easy to spruce up your room for guests. A green leaf or two can make any space look more inviting. Since not everyone has a green thumb, we have compiled a list of the plants that require the least amount of attention to maintain. Find one or two you like and start potting!

1. Jade Plant
The Jade Plant is the definition of low-maintenance, as it flourishes when placed in a sunny spot and then left alone. Occasional pruning might be necessary to keep the plant from becoming top heavy. To water the plant, fully saturate the soil and then allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

2. Rubber Tree
With minimal care, the rubber tree can grow up to be a large focal point in a room. It thrives off of indirect, bright light. During the summer the plant should be kept slightly moist. During the winter it only needs to be watered about twice a month.

3. Snake Plant
The snake plant, also known as “mother-in-law’s tongue,” thrives in a sunny location. Its leaves hold moisture, so it only needs to be watered every two to three weeks, and less in the winter or in a less sunny location.

4. Areca Palm
The areca palm is large and leafy, and requires little care. Once placed in a sunny location, the palm only needs to be watered once every ten to fifteen days. Make sure to water it slowly so that the plant doesn’t get flooded, but the soil becomes saturated.

5. Ficus Tree
A ficus tree is needs as much full, direct sunlight as possible. To water the plant, saturate the soil and then leave the top two inches of soil to dry before watering again.

Here's some great  flats on our site that make excellent use of plants!
1. Maxime's Lovely Flat in Notting Hill
2. Another Great 2 Bed Flat from Maxime
3. Huge, Stylish 2 Bed Flat in Chelsea