Some people are afraid of the commitment involved in owning plants because they think that the plants will be difficult to care for and need constant attention, which can interfere with their busy schedules. If you’re looking to add some greenery to your home without having to worry about watering and pruning all the time, consider one of these ten houseplants that you don’t have to worry about killing!
This particular plant is so easy to care for because it gets most of its nutrients from water—not soil. Lucky bamboo is extremely tolerant, as well, thriving in many different conditions. It’s also relatively inexpensive; even if you don’t have a green thumb, you won’t feel like you overspent when it comes to lucky bamboo.
Philodendron plants are excellent for indoors. These popular houseplants are easy to care for and require minimal attention, making them a great option for beginners. This year-round indoor plant adds a pop of color to your décor and is low maintenance to boot. Even people who aren’t big on plants will appreciate how beautiful philodendron is. A common mistake with philodendrons is overwatering (too much water). Overwatering results in brown leaves that don’t grow back. The trick with these plants is to let them dry out between watering times.
Pothos plants are perfect for anyone who likes to kill houseplants. Sometimes referred to as devil’s ivy, pothos is a forgiving plant that will thrive under almost any condition. Even people who have killed every other living thing in their home can care for a pothos plant successfully, which makes it an excellent choice for beginners.
The snake plant, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue or sansevieria, is one of those plants that you can literally forget about. The leaves are thick and fleshy, which makes them perfect for absorbing any light falling onto them from either outside or a nearby window—no direct sunlight required. In fact, they’re so easy to grow indoors that they’re among NASA’s top air purifying plants (one snake plant equals one year of indoor clean air)!
This bushy, tropical plant is known for its wide leaves that resemble a violin and it’s ability to grow almost anywhere. Not only are they easy to maintain, fiddle leaf fig trees can add color and interest to your home. They are also safe for pets, making them a great addition to any household. Fiddle leaf figs need bright indirect light and should be watered when they are dry. These indoor plants can also be pruned if they become too large or leggy.
Most often seen as a hanging plant, English ivy (Hedera helix) is also effective as a ground cover. The ground-cover form can be used in areas with moderate foot traffic. Just make sure you cut off any runners if they begin to creep too far from your main plant. Like most of its relatives, English ivy thrives when given plenty of bright light and moist soil.
This umbrella plant requires very little care and grows best in a bright but indirect location. Although it’s a tropical plant, it tolerates lower light situations well. It is generally pest free and will thrive in most households with consistent watering. Great for beginners!
Don’t be fooled by its looks; even though it can grow up to 5 feet in height, heartleaf philodendron is one of those rare houseplants that are practically impossible to kill. But it isn’t just hardy; heartleaf philodendron is also easy to care for as long as you place it in a spot with medium light and water it every 2-3 weeks.
The peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is one of the most popular houseplants because it’s so easy to care for. One of its many nicknames, the golden child, is telling because it’s actually quite forgiving when it comes to neglect. People who find they can never seem to keep plants alive are often surprised by how well they fare with a peace lily plant. Peace lilies need a little sunlight and moderate watering once or twice per week.
Maidenhair ferns are one of those plants that never need to be repotted or replanted. In fact, all you need to do is place it in indirect sunlight, keep its soil moist, and watch it grow! What's more, these little guys can thrive in hot or cold environments – a plus for anyone living in warmer or colder climates. They're also incredibly easy to care for: they love moisture, so be sure to water them regularly.
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