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9 of the easiest houseplants that anyone can grow

We’ve put together a list of the easiest houseplants out there that anyone can grow.

Maybe you had an indoor plant once and it very quickly turned into a wilting, yellowing embarrassment. Or, maybe you’ve never owned an indoor plant because you aren’t sure if you can keep it alive. Either way, your success with houseplants starts with finding the right plant for you. And it’s ok if that means finding an indoor plant that won’t mind if you forget to water it once in awhile. Or if you need a houseplant that will survive a week alone when you’re out of town for your friend’s wedding. Check out 9 of the easiest houseplants and you’ll see that there’s an indoor plant out there for everyone—green thumb or not.

bloomscape easiest houseplants monstera

monstera

Adaptable to almost all light conditions, and somewhat drought tolerant, the Monstera is a low maintenance, stunning tropical plant.

Look out for: Crispy leaves mean the plant is getting sunburned or it’s not getting enough water, yellow leaves mean too much water. But don’t worry, Monsteras are incredibly forgiving and bounce back quickly!

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants sansevieria

sansevieria

This hardy plant will do just fine in any type of light from low light areas to bright, full sun. Sansevieria don’t need a lot of water, are not sensitive to temperature changes, and don’t require any additional care.

Look out for: Yellow, drooping leaves and funny smell, which could indicate overwatering.

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants zz plant

zz plant

Virtually indestructible, the ZZ Plant will do best if you basically ignore it. This plant adapts to low to medium indirect light, making it a great choice for windowless offices or bathrooms where other plants might not survive. The ZZ Plant requires very little water and prefers to be kept on the dry side.

Look out for: Yellow leaves mean the plant is getting too much water.

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants cutlass aglaonema

cutlass aglaonema

This plant will do best in bright, indirect light, but will tolerate low light areas where other plants might not thrive. Keep your Cutlass moist and it will be perfectly happy in your home.

Look out for: Tips of the leaves turning brown could be caused by the salts in your tap water.

 

bloomscape easy houseplants marble queen pothos

 

marble queen pothos

This plant grows well in just about any type of light except bright sun. It likes to be kept moist, but is very forgiving if you forget to water it once in a while.

Look out for: Yellowing leaves indicate overwatering.

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants hedgehog aloe

hedgehog aloe

Your aloe plant needs a sunny spot in your home and can even be kept outside during the Summer. This low maintenance plant requires very little water, making it very easy to care for.

Look out for: Wilting leaves in the summer mean under-watering, yellowing leaves probably mean overwatering.

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants dracaena lemon lime

dracaena lemon lime

This bright, variegated plant does best in low to medium light conditions. It only needs to be watered when the soil starts to feel dry, making it a perfect plant for anyone who is always on the go.

Look out for: Brown tips mean the humidity is too low.

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants ponytail palm

ponytail palm

This succulent likes bright light and will even tolerate full sun. To keep your Ponytail Palm happy all you need to do is find it a sunny spot, remember to water it once in a while, and enjoy!

 

bloomscape easiest houseplants silver bay aglaonema

silver bay aglaonema

This lush plant thrives in nearly every light condition except direct sun—perfect for hallways or bathrooms that need some green! It does like to be kept moist, so consistent watering is important.

Look out for: Tips of the leaves turning brown could be caused by the salts in your tap water.