4. Devil’s Ivy
Many of those who bemoan their black thumbs are delighted to find they have success with Devil’s Ivy (Pothos). This trailing lush leafy vine will put up with infrequent watering and neglect. In its native tropical jungle habitat, Devil’s Ivy can grow to 12 metres in length, but in the home a couple of metres is common. They are some of the best plants for purifying indoor air.
Great for: Those who don’t have an interest in gardening will like this plant. It adds an inviting, homey touch to a room.
Light: Devil’s Ivy can tolerate low-light areas.
Water: Once a week will do nicely.
Tip: Prune for a fuller-looking, robust plant. Keep out of reach of inquisitive babies, dogs and cats, as this plant is toxic.
5. ZZ Plant
With its exotic looks, glossy green leaves and ability to tolerate neglect, the ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) has been the pride of many a black thumb. A tropical perennial plant hailing from eastern Africa, it is hard to kill, slow-growing and ideal as an office plant or table centrepiece.
Great for: Homeowners looking for a very low-maintenance plant will like this one.
Light: This plant likes bright, indirect light.
Water: Give it a drink every two weeks.
Tip: Keep out of reach of inquisitive babies, dogs and cats, as this plant is toxic.