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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10 EASY CARE INDOOR PLANTS
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope you’ve found this list helpful.