The five most 'indestructible' houseplants

Houseplant sales are booming across the UK and local gardeners say it's due to an increase in popularity amongst younger people.

A spokesperson from Bardills Garden Centre in Nottingham say that they are experiencing a huge demand in houseplants and are "having to place an extra order every single week" due to a rise in "health and well-being" trends.

Houseplant sales have nearly increased by a third in its' shops compared to the previous year, according to the Royal Horticultural Society.

They also say that four out of five 16-24 year olds are now houseplant owners.

Foliage plants have risen in sales in comparison to traditional flower plants. Credit: PA

As it can be difficult to keep houseplants alive and healthy, the RHS has recommended its' top list of 'indestructible' houseplants that are easy to maintain.

Kalanchoe daigremontianaThis plant is sometimes called the Mexican hat plant due to the leaf edges. It relishes bright sun and heat, and needs moderate water. In sunny spots it will flower in winter with pink tubular flowers that hang from the leaves.

The plantlets root easily. Credit: PA

Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)These plants love gloomy decors as bright light can scorch the leaves. They like a lot of water in the summer, but not to the point of sogginess and standing them on a tray of pebbles kept moist is very helpful in avoiding drying out of the leaf tips.

They are true palm trees that can grow up to 30 ft, but won't do this indoors. Credit: RHS

Monstera deliciosaToo much light and it can go yellow and if in deep shade it does not divide, but in moderate light it goes on forever. If it goes on too much you just cut it back and start again. Water to keep it moist only.

If it's not too dark the leaves become seriously holey like a Swiss Cheese. Credit: RHS

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)Although not a true palm, it is pleasingly exotic and palm-like. They like warmth and unusually don’t have problem with centrally heated rooms, but on the other hand occasional chills won’t upset them greatly. Light should be bright but not scorching. Keep moist in summer but drier in winter.

This plant is a living fossil having lived around for at least 150 million years. Credit: RHS

SanservieriaThese robust succulents thrive in sun but can get along is darker conditions. Being succulents a parsimonious attitude to watering is required, and in winter virtually no water is needed

Sansevieria bacularis 'Mikado' is one of several with cylindrical tapered green stems grow 90cm tall. Credit: RHS