17 Low-Maintenance Indoor Houseplants

Caring for houseplants when you’re a novice gardener can be a daunting thought. There are so many varieties to choose from, so it can be easy to make the wrong choice. If you’re looking to brighten up your home with some greenery but you’re new to plant-owning, and want to stick to plants that are more forgiving and low-maintenance, here’s a list of 17 plants that could be for you! 

  1. Bamboo. Bamboo is a great beginners plant as it can grow without soil and little maintenance. 
  2. Wax plant. Also known as Hoya Carnosa. It’s a very easy plant to care for, just ensure it’s got a bright and sunny spot to live in!
  3. Parlor Palm. This plant wants some nice filtered light, and prefers it’s soil to be slightly dry, rather than over-watering. 
  4. Peperomia. These plants hold a lot of water so only need a misting every now and then, and also can basically adapt to any sunlight situation. 
  5. Calathea Freddie. This plant is super cute with its striped leaves and chill nature. Just keep in it bright indirect light and the soil on the damp side. 
  6. Monstera. A very popular plant in home styling at the moment, they love medium to bright light, humidity and a regular watering.
  7. Anthurium. Just a weekly watering and this plant will give you heart shaped flowers in return!
  8. Zanzibar Gems. Also known lovingly as the ZZ plant. This one isn’t picky with the type of light it gets, and just ensure it’s roots don’t stay wet. 
  9. Succulents. a super popular option. Only water at most twice a month and they are happy as!
  10. Coffee Arabica.  This one is an easy and forgiving plant, although a little dramatic if it dries out too much, but will bounce back with a good water. 
  11. Red Aglaonema. The bright pink and green leaves make this plant stand out! Bright, indirect light and a good dry out between waterings, and this one will thrive. 
  12. Chinese Evergreen. Another type of Aglaonema, same as No.11!
  13. Air Plants. a very easy plant, as the absorb most of the water they need from the air! Just the occasional soak and they are good to go!
  14. Pothos. One of the most forgiving houseplants you can bring home. It’s not fussy about the amount of light it receives!
  15. Tradescantia Zebrina. While it prefers to stay moist, it can handle a missed watering or two. Just watch out for yellow leaves, which could mean you’re actually over-watering.
  16. Spider Plant. Keep this one in a bright and sunny spot and watch it grow like crazy! Plus, it produces babies that you can pot and give to your friends!
  17. Snake Plant. Stylish and ever so popular. They like to get super dry between waterings and can adapt to most sunlight situations. 



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