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5 Indoor Plants That Are Easy to Take Care Of

Nov 28, 2023 Annie Cao

Whether you’re ready to adopt your first houseplant or you’re a gardening veteran, it’s never a bad idea to bring nature into your home. From improving air quality to reducing stress, indoor plants have an abundance of benefits that make them irresistible.

Here are 5 low-maintenance plants that will thrive indoors, with or without a green thumb! 

 

image via House Beautiful

1. String of Pearls

This adorable and unique-looking succulent loves bright, indirect light and grows quickly. Thanks to its long stems that gracefully drape over the sides of a pot or basket, this plant looks best when it’s hung or placed on a windowsill.  You can water it every 2-3 weeks or whenever the top few inches of soil is dry. And if you propagate it, this plant can live indefinitely!

 

image via House Beautiful

 

2. Snake Plant

Native to West Africa, this plant is as tough as it looks. With sharp, sword-like leaves, the snake plant is drought-tolerant and can survive even in low light. It’s great at filtering harmful chemicals in the air such as paints and glue and is a slow-growing plant. It can be watered once a week in the spring and summer, but can go up to a month without water. This plant doesn’t do well in extremely cold weather, but otherwise, it should thrive well indoors.

 

image via rewild.com

 

3. ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant will help you catch up on your zzz’s because it’s so easy to take care of. Originally from East Africa, this plant can tolerate drought, low light, and low humidity. It’s also okay with being root bound so it doesn’t have to be repotted often. Nicknamed the “king of indestructible plants,” you’ll want to pick up this species if you usually have trouble keeping plants alive.

 

image via Better Homes & Gardens

 

4. Air Plants

If digging through the internet to understand different soil mixes is not your idea of a good time, you can ditch the dirt altogether. Air plants don’t need soil – instead you just have to submerge them in water for about 30 minutes every 10 days or so and keep them in indirect sunlight. Air plants look great in terrariums or in clear hanging globes that will add an eye-catching touch to your home.

 

image via Gardener's Path

 

5. Kalanchoe

If you want something that blooms, check out the kalanchoe. Boasting red, pink, orange, or yellow flowers, this succulent prefers sunny areas of the home and only needs the occasional soaking when the soil is completely dry.

 

What are your favorite indoor plants? Let us know in the comments!

Cover image via Good Housekeeping

 

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