10 Low-Maintenance Houseplants Anyone Can Grow

Chinese Evergreen

This tropical plant thrives in a well-draining soil mix and in slightly humid rooms with temperatures over 65 degrees. The Chinese evergreen prefers medium to low light or indirect sunlight, as well as moderate watering.

Lucky Bamboo

These little "good luck" plants are often found for sale in grocery and home-decor stores because their care needs are minimal. They are truly low-maintenance indoor plants. Interestingly, lucky bamboo isn't technically bamboo.


Need something to brighten up an office that doesn't get much (or any) sunlight? The pothos is the plant for you! It does well in various light conditions, even in fluorescent light, but a word of warning: If you choose to go with a variegated variety, it needs sun to maintain its variation.

African Violet

These pretty indoor flowering plants are virtually indestructible. African violets need indirect light and moderate temps, and they prefer small pots. Keeping them slightly root-bound can encourage flowering. A common misconception about these plants is that they do not like to get their leaves wet.

Air Plant

Air plants are resilient little plants that don't require soil and can survive for an extended period without water. However, eventually, they do need water.

Chinese Money Plant

The trendy Chinese money plant is known by many nicknames: missionary plant, lefse plant, pancake plant, UFO plant and pilea. It likes bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, which needs to mostly dry out between waterings.

Spider Plant

Spider plants, which you'll often see in hanging baskets and rank among the best indoor hanging plants, feature a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated.

Aloe Vera

If you want a plant that truly pulls its weight around the house, look no further than an aloe vera plant. This succulent not only greens up your space—but it also has medicinal benefits.

Cast Iron Plant

Tough as iron, these aptly named low-maintenance indoor plants can survive a wide range of conditions and grow up to three feet tall. The cast iron plant prefers low light with no direct sun, and it isn't picky about humidity or temperature, so it can live almost anywhere in your home

Rubber Plant

This tree-like houseplant features large, deep-green leaves, and it can be the perfect focal piece for any space. Rubber plants like well-draining soil and bright, indirect sunlight. The best place for them is in a sunny spot shielded by a sheer curtain.

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