Top tips for keeping that much loved Christmas plant alive. We've tested a plant sensor and mixed it up with some good old gardening knowledge...
We're not all born with green fingers, in fact some of us seem cursed when it comes to looking after houseplants.
Perhaps though, it isn't that you kill every plant you have, perhaps you're just choosing plants that are hard to look after. There are plenty of plants that are easy to grow, and will take the stress out of nurturing house plants.
A cactus is a great choice if you're always forgetting to water your indoor plants as they require very little water.
- Yucca Palm Tree
You'll probably guess from the name that this plant is native to desert regions, and so it has learnt to survive on very little water. Forget to water your Yucca and it will forgive you!
- Devils Ivy
Devils Ivy is an attractive plant with gorgeous variegated foliage, but more importantly, it's very easy to grow. It grows very fast, in fact you may need to keep giving it a trim to keep it in check. Plant Devil's Ivy and you'll soon have a mass of lush glossy green leaves.
- Elephant's Foot
Elephant's foot is another robust houseplant that doesn't need a lot of watering so you can get away with neglecting it a little. With its display of narrow arching leaves, you can have a stunning plant with very little effort involved.
If you're looking for an easy-to-grow flowering plant, then Hoya is a good choice. It has a real tropical feel to it, it looks like it should be a temperamental plant that's tricky to grow but it really isn't. It also has a lovely scent.