Some houseplants accompany us for many years and rarely cause problems. The members of our Facebook community also have some plants that have been growing and thriving for years. You can find out what these are here.
Houseplants, which have been with us for many years, have usually survived several moves and are now indispensable in our apartments. Even if they don’t look as fresh as they did on the first day, you don’t want to miss the faithful plants anymore. Although a “green thumb” helps cultivate a plant for as long as possible, there are also some indoor plants that are easy to handle thanks to their robustness. The members of our community also have some plants that have been growing and thriving with their owners for many years. These five houseplants are the clear winners in terms of age.
The top 5 most loyal companions
1. Money tree (Crassula ovata)
Money trees are very thankful plants. They prefer to be in bright locations with lots of direct sunlight and should only be watered moderately
The most popular among our community is the sturdy money tree, which is one of the real classics among indoor plants. It is also known under the names Judasbaum, Pfennigbaum, Dickblatt, or Jade bush. Hermine H.’s money tree has been growing with her for 25 years and has already survived three moves, four cats, and two children. That is why Hermine H. calls her money tree a “brave companion” who inspires with constant growth and beauty. The money tree usually needs a lot of light and likes to be in the sun. He only needs a little water. The adage “less is more” applies above all.
2. Clivia (Clivia miniata)
Klivia need a lot of light and prefers to always be in the same location. If you want to make the clivia bloom, you absolutely have to observe a two-month rest period from October
Gaby N.’s Clivia has a record-breaking age: she has been with her for 50 years. Clivia is a beautiful flowering plant that thrives best in bright locations and should always be oriented with the same side facing the light. The best thing about Klivien, however, is that the older they get, the more beautiful and rich they bloom.
3.Yucca palm (Yucca elephantipes)
At first glance, the yucca palm has an exotic appearance. But it is very robust and resilient. Water the plant regularly and fertilize it every two weeks in the growth phase from April to August
Another very loyal houseplant is the yucca palm because it does not require extensive care. Christian K.’s copy is particularly old at 36 years of age and has therefore already taken part in four moves. If you want to be just as lucky with your yucca, you should follow these tips: The plant prefers to stand in bright, sunny to partially shaded locations, waterlogging should be avoided and in the growth phase from April to August, it is advisable to take it with one every two weeks To provide green plant fertilizer.
4. Weeping fig (Ficus Benjamina)
The best location for weeping figs is bright but without direct sunlight. It is best to always leave your weeping fig in the same location because even slight changes will cause it to shed its leaves
Ute S.’s and Brigitte S.’s weeping figs often referred to simply as “Benjamini” or “Ficus”, are both already 35 years old. For a weeping fig to grow properly, it must be in a bright, not too sunny spot. Watering should be done regularly during the growing season. But let the ball surface dry well now and then before you water your weeping fig again. You should fertilize your ficus from March to September about every two to three weeks with a liquid green plant fertilizer that is simply administered with the irrigation water.
5. Window leaf (Monstera deliciosa)
Characteristic of the Monstera are their conspicuously incised leaves. It is particularly popular because of its easy care. Put the plant in a light spot and water it regularly. Good to know: it tolerates drought better than waterlogging
The Monstera, also known as the window leaf, has blossomed into one of the most popular indoor plants in recent years. Above all, their ease of care makes them very attractive to many people. Annette K. owns a Monstera that is already 43 years old, and Eva V. is still enjoying her Monstera from 1972 – it even survived a change of ownership. The correct care of a Monstera consists of regular watering (without waterlogging!), A bright, warm location and fertilization, which takes place every 14 days from April to August. With a little luck, you can admire the plant with its characteristic leaves for almost half a century.
More robust houseplants
The green lily also prefers bright places where it is not exposed to direct sunlight. In the growth phase from spring to late summer, it must be watered regularly. Nevertheless, thanks to its water-storing roots, it can withstand short periods of drought
There is a whole range of easy-care, robust houseplants that, with proper care, will look good for years and are rarely attacked by diseases. In addition to the plants already mentioned, this includes, for example, the green lily, which feels good in every house, the porcelain flower, which has become a little rarer today but is a real eye-catcher with its flowers, and the bow hemp, which is considered to be the easy-care houseplant in general.