10 Easy Care Indoor Plants

Low maintenance, hardy houseplants that can withstand neglect – perfect for anyone lacking a green thumb!

Indoor plants can brighten up a room and help to purify the air in your home.

Some houseplants can be tricky to grow, but these 10 indoor plants are low maintenance and easy to care for so they’re perfect for beginner gardeners and anyone that struggles to keep plants alive!

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1. Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

Air Plants are the ultimate low maintenance plant because they don’t need soil or water to grow.

Air plants are able to absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves.

You can place them in a terrarium, bowl or on a bed of pebbles.

Air plants may need the occasional misting during hot weather but other than that they’ll grow happily on their own.

Air plant

2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Peace Lily is one of the most popular and easy to care for indoor plants.

They’re great for purifying the air in your home and a study by NASA has found that they filter ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene. [1]

They will let you know when they need water by drooping their leaves.

Peace Lily like humidity so they do well growing in a bathroom and they can be misted during hot dry weather.

Peace Lily can be divided and re-potted to create new plants.

Peace lily

3. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe Vera is a type of succulent that has upright fleshy green leaves.

It’s able to store moisture in its leaves, so it doesn’t need to be watered often. Check the potting mix with your finger to make sure it’s dry before watering.

Aloe Vera is a great low maintenance plant that will thrive in a well-lit spot.

Aloe Vera can be propagated from the ‘pups’ (baby plants) that grow around the base of the plant.

Aloe vera

4. Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)

Chain of Hearts, also known as Rosary Vine is a beautiful trailing plant with heart shaped leaves.

It’s perfect for hanging pots and shelves and doesn’t require much maintenance. It prefers to dry out between waterings.

Chain of Hearts can grow to several metres long so it may need trimming occasionally.

5. Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Jade plant also known as the Money plant is a succulent with thick rounded leaves.

They’re a low maintenance plant that can live for years in the same pot.

Jade plants like to grow in well-lit areas and prefer to dry out between waterings.

Jade Plant

6. Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Mother-In-Law’s-Tongue, also known as Snake plant is a type of succulent that has long, sword shaped leaves.

They’re easy to care for and can tolerate low light conditions.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue does best in well drained pots and doesn’t like to be overwatered.

It can be propagated from leaf cuttings or by dividing the clumps.

Sanseviera plant

7. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plants are fast growing and hardy plants that get their name from the new growth (spiderettes) that hang down from the plant, like little spiders.

These low maintenance plants are adaptable to many different conditions and they’re great for humid bathrooms.

Spider plants also look great in hanging baskets or placed on a shelf.

Spider plants can be propagated from the mini spider plants they produce.  Just place them on top of moist soil, while still attached to the plant and they will form roots.

RELATED: 10 Easy To Propagate Houseplants

Spider plant

8. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Rubber plants are a popular houseplant because they’re low maintenance and fast growing.

They have large glossy green leaves and some varieties have burgundy, cream or pink variegated leaves.

Rubber plants like bright, indirect light and need to be watered weekly in warm weather but watering can be reduced during winter.

The large leaves attract dust so they need to be wiped or dusted occasionally

Rubber plants grow fast, so they may need to be re-potted every few years.

Rubber plant

9. Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)

Cyclamen has beautiful green foliage and blooms with pink, white and purple flowers during the cooler months.

It prefers to grow in a well-lit area but away from direct sunlight.

Cyclamen is susceptible to rot, so try not to wet the leaves or flowers.

The best way to water Cyclamen is by filling a saucer underneath the pot to be drawn up by the plant.

RELATED: How to Water Cyclamen Plants


10. Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

The Arrowhead plant, also known as Goosefoot plant is a low maintenance indoor plant that can be trained to grow up a support and it also looks beautiful cascading over the side of a hanging basket.

They don’t need much ongoing care and can be kept in the same pot for several years.

The potting mix should be allowed to dry out in between watering and they can be misted in hot weather.

arrowhead plant

Final Thoughts on Easy Care Indoor Plants

These houseplants are a great choice for beginner gardeners and anyone that struggles to keep indoor plants alive.

As long as these plants have access to natural light and aren’t overwatered, you’ll be sure to enjoy their beauty for many years to come.


Have you tried growing any of these low maintenance indoor plants? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

Hi, I'm Kelly Martin, a landscape gardener and designer with over 10 years experience. I have a passion for small space gardening and I love designing and creating beautiful outdoor spaces that maximize the potential of small urban gardens. Read more

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Erin Knight

    I’d like to have these low-maintenance plants at home. I just cannot have the memory and patience to work on them often everyday. Thanks for sharing these plants with us. My sister has Aloe Vera, and it makes her room look light and gorgeous.

  2. Nicole

    The arrowhead plant is just so pretty! My grandma had these in her house everywhere so they remind me of her.

  3. Stacie

    I love these picks. I have a few of these in my home already. I love houseplants, but with my schedule, I can only have really tough ones. They need to be able to survive my brown thumb. LOL

  4. joy

    You always have so many great options! Thank you. I do like cascading plants.

  5. kristin

    Oh wow this is so interesting!! I love my indoor plants even more now!

  6. Surekha-dreamingloud

    Nice blog and these plants looks great..! I would definitely love to plant aloe vera, it’s so low maintenance and beneficial for our health.

  7. Angela Milnes

    Plants are an awesome way to make the house look more alive. These are some very pretty plants!

  8. Emman Damian

    Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) looks amazing! My mom has a couple of these. I love this indoor plant!

  9. Emily Zielinski

    Nice, I currently have a lucky bamboo plant indoors and a stunning orchid which is in bloom now.

  10. Fae Celine

    I love indoor plants! I and my mom love to plant flowers in our garden and right now, we are starting to have plants inside our house. Peace Lily and Aloe vera are my favorites

  11. Dana Brillante-Peller

    I didn’t know aloe vera was an indoor plant. I’ve seen it outside homes and such, but never inside.

  12. Fatima Torres

    I like this list of indoor plants. We’ve been looking to add more outside touches inside our home.

  13. Blairvillanueva

    I am so happy when I added house plants at home. I think I will add a rubber plant, it looks gorgeous and adds good vibe.

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