8 Indoor House Plants That Are Low Maintenance

If you are planning to decorate your household with indoor plants that are easy to maintain and resilient, you may choose from the following 8 recommendations.

Choosing the right indoor plants that suit your household atmosphere, temperatures and habitat is essential to get the best possible results. Certain plants and flowers are too delicate or high maintenance that they need very specific environment to survive. This means that any change in the environment may spell recipe for disaster. Obviously, no one wishes to have their newly purchased plants get wasted and killed for any reason whatsoever, especially given the health benefits they bring alongside their aesthetic and Zen qualities which have a significant impact to a person’s ability to focus and feel good around them. For these simple benefits, everyone should consider adding a few green troopers to their household even if they feel overwhelmed and do not consider themselves up for the challenge of taking care of them due to some bad experiences from the past. The followings suggestions might make it easier for such people to choose from the below recommended indoor plants that require minimum efforts in terms of maintenance and house keeping.

#1 ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

If you are shopping for a plant that would be able to survive in some of the most adverse situations such as less humidity, minimal natural light and occasional drought, than the ZZ plant should definitely be in your shopping list. It is a resilient plant that can survive for prolonged periods of time (a few weeks to a month) if you forgot to water it. For lack of a better term, it is the plant that cannot be killed easily.

#2 Air plants (Tillandsia)

These beauties do not require a pot or even soil to flourish. Could it get any easier than this? According to some scientific research, these house plants are not only cute to have around the house, but they also help in clearing the air of heavy toxins and metals. They do require decent light and some water once a week, however their actual care routine may vary depending on their location and environment.

#3 Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

Jade plants are easy to care for and a treat to stare at, they are simply gorgeous! The leaves are heavy and wide and they are commonly known as lucky plant, money plant or money tree. It is a succulent plant that is known to have small white and pink flowers. The plant is native to Mozambique and South Africa. The best thing about Jade plant is, they do not need a large pot and require natural light for only a few hours each day. They do not require much water and can survive with infrequent irrigation.

#4 Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)

The cast-iron-plant is native to Japan and Taiwan and is also known in Japanese as haran. The plant is known to be very tolerant of neglect, it is considered almost indestructible.  Cast Iron plant t is widely cultivated as a indoor plant, however it can also be planted outside in shadows if the temperatures are above −5 °Centigrade or 23 ° Fahrenheit.

Cast Iron plant are also known as “ballroom plant”. Due to their ability to withstand prolonged neglect and harsher conditions that would easily kill a weaker plant, they have been given the name Cast Iron. They are ideally used as space fillers for the murky shaded areas which are hard to fill.

#5 Aloe vera

An aloe plant is cultivated for medicinal and agricultural uses. It is known for its gel which is considered a topical treatment for simple scrapes and small burns. It is also a succulent plant that looks very pleasant in various locations. While this plant is known to be quite resilient and does not require frequent irrigation, it does need substantial amounts of natural light to stay fully healthy.

#6 Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

A native to tropical West Africa, Snake plant which is also know as viper’s bowstring hemp or mother-in-law’s tongue is easy to care for indoor plant that has excellent air cleansing capabilities. It flourishes in a lot of sunlight, but it can survive easily within lesser lit environments. They do not require frequent watering but should not be neglected for extended periods of time.

#7 Potted herbs

These could be any and many! From cilantro to rosemary, from mint to basil leaves, if you appreciate fresh herbs in your dishes, you cannot go wrong with these little potted beauties. They do require good light, decent drainage and a lot of tending, but if you intend to use them frequently in your food, you would become habituated of checking on them daily and proving the necessary care and attention which they need. The not only taste great and add the extra oomph to your delicious recipes, they have excellent medicinal and health benefits as well.

#8 Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Lucky Bamboo is native to Central Africa. It was named after the German–English gardener Henry Frederick Conrad Sander. As the name implies, it is known to bring harmony, happiness and prosperity to the house or business place that it is kept at. It is due to its charming reputation that the sales of Lucky bamboo which in fact is not real bamboo, has become high demand and they are sold in beautiful decorative pots. These are beautiful to look at and don’t require much attention other than sufficient water and avoidance of direct harsh sunlight.