Low-Maintenance Houseplants

10 Beautiful and Low-Maintenance Houseplants

Do you have a black thumb? That doesn’t mean you can’t have green in your home!

There are so many advantages to having plants in a house or apartment: not only do they complement the decor, but they also bring life and purify the air.

Low-Maintenance Houseplants

If you haven’t had any success with yours so far, put aside the very high-maintenance ones and favor these easy-care and low-maintenance houseplants instead!

1. Snake Plant

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This plant only needs a little light and a little water. In fact, the only thing you can do to keep it alive is not to water it too often!

So, we can easily forget it and give it a little water once a month.

2. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)

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The beauty of this plant is its very glossy leaves, which look like they’ve come straight out of the rainforest. It gives it a “little fresh air”, doesn’t it? And yet, she needs almost nothing; it will stay just as beautiful, even without light and without water for months.

It is therefore perfect for adding life to a dark room!

3. Aloe Vera

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This succulent is very trendy and in addition, it is a medicinal plant: you can pick one of its leaves and apply the juice directly to a burn or a skin lesion.

Aloe needs light, so it should be placed on the edge of a window. But otherwise, it is a very easy to maintain plant, which prefers to be infrequently watered.

4. Crassula (Jade Plant)

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Another very beautiful succulent variety, the jade plant likes sunny locations but requires little watering and maintenance. She grows slowly and can live for several decades!

5. Rubber plant

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This plant can grow up to 8 feet tall, making it ideal for giving a nice green “punch” to a room.

You just don’t want to water it too often (the soil should really dry out between waterings). The plant prefers medium to bright light, however, so don’t place it in a windowless room.

6. Common Fig Tree

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We love the big shiny leaves of this plant! She likes the light, but not too strong. If it turns a little yellow, it’s because it needs less light.

It should not be watered too often; she prefers to have dry roots.

7. Areca

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An indoor palm tree that will give a beautiful tropical touch to any room. This plant can grow up to 7 feet tall, but won’t expand too much if you keep it in a small pot.

This plant likes indirect light and does not need a lot of water (watering once every two weeks or so).

8. Peperomia

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This is a family of succulents with textured leaves and a waxed appearance. We love them because they are colorful! They prefer to have little light and require little water (watering a few times a month).

Warning: this plant is poisonous if ingested by pets.

9. Dracaena

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Another tropical plant that acclimates well in our homes. She grows in any condition but prefers to have a lot of light. She needs little water.

10. Aspidistra

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A pretty much indestructible plant, which can do well in almost any condition. In an ideal world, she prefers to have little light.

In autumn and winter, it should hardly be watered. When spring returns, however, it resumes its growth and we water it a little more.

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