We’ve put together a list of the easiest to care for 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.
Don’t get discouraged! Success with houseplants starts with finding the right plant for you. Maybe you just need an indoor plant that won’t mind if you forget to water it once in a while. Or a houseplant that will survive a week alone when you’re out of town for your friend’s wedding.
Check out these 9 easy houseplants that are hard to kill and you’ll see that there’s an indoor plant out there for everyone—whether you have a green thumb or not.
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!
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. They ar also highly-sought after for their air-purifying properties.
Look out for: Yellow, drooping leaves and funny smell, which could indicate overwatering.
Virtually indestructible, the ZZ Plant will do best if you basically ignore it. It thrives in areas where many plants don’t, making it one of the best office plants or bathroom plants. 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.
This plant will do best in bright, indirect sunlight, and will tolerate low light areas where other plants might not thrive. Water your Spider Plant when the top 2-inches of soil are dry and it will be perfectly happy in your home.
Look out for: Drooping can be a sign of underwatering while yellow or soft, brown leaves can be a sign of overwatering.
This adaptable plant thrives in indirect light and actually suffers if exposed to bright sunlight. It likes to be consistently watered, but is very forgiving if you forget to water it once in a while.
Look out for: Yellowing leaves indicate overwatering.
A cousin to the Aloe Vera, the Hedgehog 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.
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.
This succulent likes bright light and will even tolerate the 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!
This lush plant thrives in nearly every light condition except direct sun—this makes it a perfect hallway or bathroom plant to help liven up your home! 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.
easy care houseplants for the entire home
We hope this guide has inspired you to roll up your sleeves and give your indoor garden another try! Be sure to read more of our guides on the best plants for different areas of your home:
● best plants for your bathroom
● best plants for your living room
● best plants for your kitchen