As an indoor plant serial killer, I decided that I couldn't bear seeing more of my green beauties whither away and die. so I decided that enough is enough, and I have now researched flowershops, flowerblogs, & wikipedia and this should be the to-go recipes for non plant disasters.
These plants should be fairly easy to maintain (I will wait with baited breath and keep you posted) :
CACTI or if you prefer CACTUSES
I figured if they can survive the desert, they're alright with me. The only NO-NO when it comes to cacti is to water them from the top. That will make them rot. So take them and put them in the sink with a bit of water at the bottom and let them have a sip - Cacti have very long roots (in the wild) that's how they find water.
Again a survivor, and one of the only plants (I know of) that loves direct sunlight. So give the prime position in the windowsills. These also only need a bit of water, leave the soil to dry and then water - also if you see the leaves withering.
PILEA - CHINESE MONEY TREE
This one is one of my favourites. I have also struggled with it a bit, but now we are good: Place in north facing windows if possible, out of direct sunlight (it will get brown 'sunburned' leaves.) It has to be kept slightly damp, and do not let dry out. Fertilise once a month during the Summer and once in a while during winter.
Beautiful 'purple' shamrock loves a bit of light, but again not directly in the sunlight. Do not overwater this one, it will start to 'hang' when it needs water, so you'll know when to give it some. Easy happy plant.
I remember my Mum having a huge fern, for what seemed like forever. This green plant has been out in the cold for a decade (as most other green darlings) but is now back inside. The delicate fern prefer indirect sunlight / shade and will not be happy in the sun (brown leaves anyone?) You have to keep it moist, but not wet. Also invest in a mister and give it a good old squirt.
Hope you enjoyed this post - I will be growing my indoor urban garden, and will add more green plants, so watch this space for part 2.