Best Low Maintenance Houseplants

Best Low Maintenance Houseplants

“Just because you’ve only got houseplants doesn’t mean you don’t have the gardening spirit. I look upon myself as an indoor gardener.”                                                                                    — Sara Moss-Wolfe

Besides cleaning up the air and adding a bit of color, there are lots of good reasons for growing some indoor greenery. Check out these 19 best low-maintena­nce indoor houseplants for beginners or people who don't want to spend time tending their plants.

1. Snake Plant

The snake plant is a low-maintenance plant with thick and waxy leaves. All types of snake plants tolerate low light and prefer being potbound.

Snake Plant

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2. Kalanchoe

Kalanchoes are easy-to-care-for plants that require little maintenance. They need a sunny spot and occasional watering.  

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 3. ZZ Plant

This is a plant that thrives on neglect and is a versatile indoor plant. The roots of the plant are rhizomes, which is the reason behind the plant being drought tolerant as the rhizomes store water. The plant is a slow grower. 

ZZ Plant

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4. Jade Plant

Jade is a low-maintenance indoor plant. It retains moisture in its round, fleshy leaves. They need bright and open spaces. The jade plant is an evergreen plant with thick branches and shiny, smooth leaves. 

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5. Succulents

Succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water.  They are resilient and long-lasting. They come in a variety of shapes and colors.


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6. Spider Plant

A spider plant is one of the easiest plants to grow indoors. It requires no special care and tolerates low light levels.

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7. Fern

With their delicate, flaky leaves and the lush, drooping frond, ferns look aesthetically pleasing when placed in baskets hung from the ceiling. It is easy to take care of. 


9. Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a very popular houseplant that grows easily indoors. This plant is abundant in glossy green leaves and bears white blooms. These plants are easy to care for, beyond their ability to cleanse the air.

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10. Dracaena

These plants perform well as indoor potted plants because they are drought tolerant. The young plants make great tabletop plants, while the larger ones require sizable room.


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