Even those who think they don’t have a green thumb can surround themselves with plants and flowers: just choose the ones that are easier to manage.
Keep some plants at home, on the balcony or in the garden it generates numerous advantages, from a decorative point of view and more. Often to curb the desire to set up a small green space is the lack of familiarity with the world of plants and crops in general, however even the less experienced in the field can devote themselves to these activities without fear of not having the green thumb. The secret to start is to try your hand at the care of some plants that are easy to manage, specimens that require very little attention are able to revive the environment and bring many benefits.
L’aloe vera it is well known for its beneficial properties and active ingredients used for skin care and more. Not a particularly demanding plant, it can be kept both indoors and outdoors as long as you pay attention to the temperatures. A too rigid climate, in fact, risks damaging the plant. Aloe vera is able to tolerate even temperatures around thirty degrees but suffers from cold air currents. The ease of management also derives from the fact that this plant does not require pruning, while the only attention concerns the supply of water: it is advisable to water it moderately and according to the external temperature, without ever exceeding in order not to generate stagnant water . The soil should always be moist, but it is not recommended to wet the leaves. The gel contained within the aloe vera leaves can be used for different needs, however it is preferable not to use chemical fertilizers precisely in order not to affect the potential of this particularly effective natural remedy.
I gerani they look great on most summer balconies. In addition to being very decorative and colorful, these plants are easy to care for and manage: one of the few precautions concerns the choice of the pot, which should be large enough to allow adequate root development. Watering, on the other hand, must be limited to the summer period after checking the conditions of the soil, proceeding with the addition of water only when it is dry.
Perfect for decorating interiors, the sansevieria recalls the structure of succulents and has the extraordinary ability to purify the air. It is important to provide it with water only when the soil appears dry, avoiding placing it outside if the temperature is very low.
The aromatic plants they are easy to manage and are very useful in the kitchen. Perfect for display on the balcony or even on the windowsill, they are characterized by a remarkable resistance although there are some differences according to the species. Among the easiest to care for are basil, sage, thyme and oregano. Furthermore, those who have a little space in the garden can opt for a scenic and aromatic laurel plant.
When you are preparing to welcome one or more plants into your home for the first time, you should always keep in mind some general rules to follow:
- avoid overdoing the watering, which can cause a lot of damage if excessive liquid accumulates in the saucer. Observing the leaves and touching the soil with your hand, you realize the actual water requirement;
- not all plants love to receive sunlight direct all day, therefore it is always better to inquire by contacting an expert;
- at the same time, the plants in the house should not be kept completely away from light, paying attention especially in the long periods of absence.
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