Which houseplants are recommended for a “lazy gardener”?

Lazy gardeners or those of us too busy to give much time to our houseplants should choose indoor plants that are easy to grow and that flower to beautify our environment with minimal effort. Suggested houseplants for the time-and-energy-limited indoor-plant-lover include:

  • geraniums
  • begonias
  • bougainvillea
  • hibiscus

To care for these plants, place them in a sunny spot! While watering will depend on the plant, in general, water every day in summer and once or twice per week the rest of the year. Fertilize every six weeks in late-winter/early-spring and once per month each spring. For more information, read University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Carson City/Storey County Extension Educator JoAnne Skelly’s article “The Rewards of Houseplants.”