10 Best Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants
Looking for a fun and interesting way to bring some green into your home? We think indoor plants are one of the best ways to add life to your living space. But it can be really tricky finding the right one for you, depending on where and how you live. That’s why we created this ultimate guide with the 10 best low-maintenance indoor plants.
You have too many responsibilities as a homeowner to also be required to tend to an indoor garden. If you have limited time (and perhaps even less interest) in keeping plants alive, fear not! There are plenty of low-maintenance plants that will thrive on your neglect.
1. Rubber tree
Rubber trees are among the most beautiful and easy-to-grow indoor plants. They’re also a good option for those who don’t have a lot of time to care for plants or space inside their homes since they don’t need much sunlight (a south-facing window will do). And if you live in an area with cooler winters, rubber trees can be kept outdoors during spring through autumn too.
The rubber tree (Ficus elastica) is native to India and Southeast Asia and gets its name from its rubbery leaves, which are prized by florists because they’re durable-easily lasting up to eight weeks when properly cared for. Plus they come in almost every size imaginable-from tiny tabletop varieties all the way up to massive specimens that require special cradles just so they can stand still! The best part? Rubber trees grow quickly: after just two years it’s possible that your little guy may be large enough to make friends with! If you don’t have any furniture to pair up with this plant, then you can look for designer homewares such as Uniqwa.
2. Sansevieria or Snake Plant
Sansevieria or “snake plant” is one of the best low-maintenance indoor plants. It has beautiful leaves that grow up to two feet tall and can last for years. This plant is great for people who don’t have a lot of time to spend on plants because it’s easy to care for and won’t need much attention at all! What’s more impressive is that it would add a charm to your piece of designer homeware in the form of a beautiful, exotic plant that’s easy to keep alive.
To keep your snake plant healthy, be sure to water it often during the summer months (once every week or every ten days) until it starts showing signs of wilting back down again in autumn/winter when watering should occur less frequently (once every month).
3. ZZ Plant
ZZ plants are a perennial succulent, meaning they grow happily in warm, dry climates. ZZ plants are also called mother-in-law’s tongue and dragon tree.
The name “ZZ plant” comes from its beautiful zigzag leaves that resemble a tongue sticking out of its mouth (or a dog’s tongue if you have one of those). These sturdy plants store water in their thick leaves during summer months and then go dormant during winter when it gets cold outside-a process known as vernalization-which means they’re not very fussy about light conditions or watering needs once established indoors.
4. Hoya kerrii or Sweetheart Plant
The Hoya kerrii (or Sweetheart Plant) is one of the most popular houseplants and is easy to grow. Most people don’t know that it’s actually a succulent! It doesn’t need much water or sunlight, so it’s perfect for beginners who want an easy-to-maintain plant.
The leaves are beautiful and will look great in your home, but they don’t require any special care-just keep them out of direct sunlight and give them enough water once a week. If you’re looking for a low maintenance indoor plant that’s great for beginners or people with no time on their hands, this is definitely the right choice for you!
5. Devil’s Ivy
Devil’s Ivy is a fast-growing vine that can be used as a ground cover or as a hanging plant. It’s also known for cascading down the sides of containers, making it perfect for any location where you want to add some colour without worrying about watering or pruning. While this plant is easy to grow and maintain, it does require bright light so make sure you have plenty of windows!
If your home needs that extra pop of colour in unexpected areas, Devil’s Ivy will fit right in with its fun and funky foliage.
6. Spider Plant
Spider plants are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. They can survive in low light, humidity and temperature, allowing you to place them in areas of your home where you receive little natural light or heat.
They also need little water or soil, so their upkeep is simple. Finally, spider plants can withstand low fertiliser levels without losing their vitality.
7. Mother-in-law’s tongue
Mother-in-law’s tongue is a succulent plant that is native to various parts of Africa but can also be found in the Caribbean and Central America. The leaves are long and green with white stripes, giving it its name.
It’s very easy to care for and can even survive in low light conditions – meaning you don’t need to worry about turning on your grow lights every time you go out for lunch!
It’s a fast grower as well and should reach around 2 feet tall within three months after planting. This makes it great for beginners who want a noticeable growth rate from their plants but don’t have much time during the day when they’re at home.
Mother-in-law’s tongue is also beneficial because it helps clean the air by removing carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis (a process where plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen).
8. Pothos or Devil’s Ivy
Pothos or Devil’s Ivy is a great choice for your first indoor plant. It’s easy to grow and tolerates many conditions, including low light and neglect. Pothos is also excellent for beginners as well as more advanced gardeners: it can be used in hanging baskets or left to roam around your home.
Pothos has heart-shaped leaves that grow in clusters along its stems, which grow up to 10 feet (3 metres) long!
The plant may produce tiny white flowers once it hits maturity, but they’re unlikely to get much larger than 1 inch (2.5 cm). If you want pothos plants with bigger blossoms, try mixing them with other types of trailing plants like spider ivy (Chlorophytum comosum).
9. Elephant Ear
Elephant ear is one of the best low-maintenance indoor plants because it can be grown in so many different ways. You can grow it in a pot or directly in the ground, indoors or outdoors, and you can even hang it from your ceiling! Elephant ears are tropical plants so they like lots of warmth and humidity to do well and look good.
If you choose to grow this plant outdoors, make sure that there is plenty of space for it to get plenty of sunlight throughout the day. If you have an area with enough sun to keep this plant happy then you should have no problem growing elephant ears outside during summer months (and maybe even winter if there’s enough sunshine).
They can also be grown inside as long as there’s enough light for them (about 6 hours per day) otherwise they’ll start getting leggy and won’t produce any leaves at all! But just because their growth slows down when not getting enough sunlight doesn’t mean that they need less water either; keep watering regularly as usual but don’t overdo it!
10. Dracaena Massangeana or Cornstalk plant
The Dracaena massangeana, also known as the cornstalk plant or ribbon palm, is a very easy to grow indoor plant. It is great for beginners because it can tolerate low light, low humidity and even low temperature. This makes it a perfect option for those new to houseplants as well as experienced gardeners who have trouble keeping plants alive during winter months or in areas with cold winters. Additionally, this plant does not require much water or fertiliser so it’s all around a pretty easy going guy (or gal).
It’s also an excellent choice if you want something that requires less maintenance than some other types of houseplants but still provides you with attractive foliage like fiddle leaf figs do!