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10 Low-Maintenance House Plants for Beginners

A collection of house plants
House plants can become addictive!

Finding the time, energy and know-how to care for house plants can be a challenge. Our recent survey revealed that nearly half of our Instagram followers admitted to not being able to care for house plants.

Adding greenery to your indoor spaces comes with numerous benefits, including improved air quality, mood enhancement, and a touch of natural beauty. The good news is that not all house plants require constant attention and care. In fact, there are plenty of low-maintenance options that thrive with minimal intervention.

Below are easy to keep houseplants for both beginners and busy home owners:

  1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria): Known for its resilience, the snake plant thrives in low light conditions and requires minimal watering. It's a great choice for forgetful plant owners as it can tolerate occasional neglect.

  2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Spider plants are renowned for their air-purifying properties and adaptability to various conditions. They prefer indirect light and only need occasional watering.

  3. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): ZZ plants are practically indestructible, thriving in low light and tolerating irregular watering. Their glossy, dark green leaves add a touch of elegance to any space.

  4. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Pothos plants are incredibly versatile and can thrive in a wide range of light conditions, from low to bright indirect light. They require infrequent watering and are excellent for trailing down shelves or hanging baskets.

  5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): Peace lilies are known for their elegant white blooms and ability to purify indoor air. They prefer low to moderate light and only need to be watered when the soil is dry. They are very dramatic when they need watering!

  6. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera plants not only add a touch of green to your space but also offer medicinal benefits for minor burns and skin irritations. They thrive in bright, indirect light and require minimal watering.

  7. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): With its large, glossy leaves, the rubber plant makes a bold statement in any room. They prefer bright, indirect light and only needs to be watered when the top inch of soil is dry.

  8. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior): True to its name, the cast iron plant is incredibly hardy and can tolerate low light and infrequent watering. Its dark green leaves add a touch of lushness to dimly lit corners.

  9. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema): Chinese evergreens are prized for their vibrant foliage and tolerance to low light conditions. They require minimal maintenance and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.

  10. Succulents and Cacti: Succulents and cacti come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them perfect for adding visual interest to your space. They thrive in bright, indirect light and require minimal watering, making them ideal for busy individuals.

Incorporating foliage into your living space doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right selection of low-maintenance house plants, you can enjoy the beauty of nature indoors without the stress of constant care. Whether you're a novice plant parent or simply short on time, these 10 easy-to-keep varieties are sure to brighten up your home or office with minimal effort required. Happy planting!


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