Plants shouldn’t be a lot of work—at least that's my philosophy. As the author of
Sure, those orchids and azaleas look pretty, at least when you first bring them home. But unless you're diligent about caring for them, you're likely to feel pretty bummed when they wither away in a matter of months (or even weeks). While you might assume you simply have a black thumb, that's probably not the case. The key to enjoying the beauty (and health perks) of plants while stressing less about them is to pick the right ones.
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Here are 10 hardy houseplants that you should only have to water about once a month. (The exact watering schedule may vary a little depending on the size of plant and the time of year.) Be sure to make note of the botanical name listed for each of plant, which is in italics. This info will help you when searching for the plant online or buying at your local garden center.