Maybe you just spent hours on google or have been wanting to want to create a more relaxing bedroom to retreat to at the end of your day. Whatever your reason, adding more green, luscious leaves to your home can be a great way to freshen up your place and create a calming environment.
Of course, not everyone has a green thumb when it comes to keeping plants thriving, but that’s alright because there are plenty of hard-to-kill houseplants out there that you can fill your rooms with. Don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance, they are more durable than you think; some can even withstand some serious neglect. So instead of trying to individually tend to each plant’s frequent watering schedules, we are sharing some of the best indoor plants that don’t require a ton of attention at all.
Before you set your heart on a plant you found on Amazon, you need to evaluate what kind is best suited for the amount of sunlight the room gets on a daily basis. Does it get direct sunlight, indirect sunlight, or stays shady? Plants like yucca, ponytail palm, and jade love a sunny room while other species like pothos, prayer plants and dracaena prefer shadier areas.
Once you’ve found the perfect indoor plant for its environment, you can have it delivered to your home — super easy! But of course, if you rather be on the safe side and not deal with any maintenance, then an artificial plant is your best bet! However, you’d be surprised how easy it is to take care of these hard-to-kill houseplants that we are sharing. Go ahead and give it a go!
The paddle plant is a bold succulent that has big, round leaves with pink tips. These plants favor bright light so you can have it sit right on a sunny windowsill to soak in all the rays. These also like to be on the drier side, so don’t worry if you forget to water from time to time — they can take it!
Having a full and vibrant palm in your home is always a nice addition and the lady palm is a great one to start off with. Unlike other types of palms, this one is easier to care for and only needs indirect sunlight.
Add this little guy to a shelf and watch it trail down. Make sure that you place it in bright, indirect sunlight and water every one to two weeks.
This is a quirky and fun plant to keep around! It’s not only easy to care for but when it blooms, it gives off sweet vanilla-like scents.
These colorful plants grow great indoors. They also hold water in their stems and leaves, making them drought tolerant. When watering, make sure not to overwater and check to see if the soil is completely dry in between watering sessions
Calling all black thumbs: This trailing vine has earned the nickname “devil’s ivy” for its ability to withstand nearly pitch-black conditions as well as under- and over-watering.
“If you’re more of a waterer, an excellent plant is a Chinese evergreen,” Fried says. Aglaonema can withstand excess H2O, and it comes in a spectrum of colors, including green, pink, white, and red.
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This fluffy plant tolerates a lot more abuse than other ferns — thanks to the fact that it’s technically not a fern. Asparagus setaceus adapts to both bright spots and darker corners. Keep the soil moist and it’ll thrive.
Pilea peperomioides grows best in a shady spot (or winter windowsill) with weekly watering, according to The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery. Bonus: You can replant the offshoots that sprout from the base of the stem and give them as gifts.
You can keep the potting soil in the shed for this one. Tillandsia grows without dirt altogether. “Just dunk them in water for about two or three hours every 10 days or so,” says Tovah Martin, expert gardener and author of The Indestructible Houseplant.
What’s better than one spider plant? Multiple spider plants. The fast-growing shoots produce little “babies” that you can re-pot for added greenery elsewhere. Just stick to well-lit spots, and don’t forget weekly watering.
If you’re prone to overwatering, try Spathiphyllum. Peace lilies can “almost grow in a fish tank,” Fried says. With enough light, they’ll also produce their spade-shaped flowers throughout the year.
With its preference for indirect light, aloe would love a spot on your desk or bedside table. Give it a good soak every week or two for optimal growth.
Save some room on your windowsill and tuck this low-light variety in an unloved corner. Pet owners, watch out: Dracaena marginata is toxic to both dogs and cats, so keep animals far away.
“Prayer plants” produce foliage pretty enough to outshine a bouquet, and you don’t need a botany degree to maintain one. For the best display, keep the plant moist (not drenched) and avoid bright light.
Rubber trees can measure over 100 feet tall in their native Asia, but regular pruning will keep the ornamental variety in check. A potted rubber tree tolerates bright direct light, but put it in a slightly more shaded spot and it will thank you for it. Water when the soil has dried out — about every week or so.
Like the pineapple, the bromeliad belongs to the bromeliaceae family. This plant “lasts a long time,” says Sharon Nejman, Senior Horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden. “It produces pups or side shoots that will replace the original plant.” Its favorite temperature is around 70 degrees, “which makes it home friendly,” she says. Keep it away from cold drafts.
Kalanchoe “takes very little care,” says Nejman. This water-retaining succulent grows colorful, bell-shaped flowers and withstands dry climates and temperature swings. It’s even fine with 45-degree winter weather, she adds.