Easy Indoor Houseplants Anyone Can Keep Alive

Many people would love to keep plants at home, but plants – similar to pets, require maintenance. With our busy lives, it’s not surprising that many people kill too many plants or are afraid of getting some.

Luckily, the answer to easy indoor houseplants doesn’t need to be a cactus. I prepared a list of low maintenance indoor plants. While you still need to provide them with the right environmental conditions to thrive, it doesn’t take much effort.

Easy Plants to Grow at Home

One of the best facts is that plants improve studies by enhancing the focus of people working in the environment. This is likely the result of toxins being filtered out of the environment. Houseplants lower blood pressure and heart rate as well, thus making you feel amazing!

Plants also reduce anxiety and stress. There’s a reason that flowers are a common tradition to people in the hospital.

Easy House Plants

Philodendron Erubescens (Red Emerald Plant)

Philodendron Erubescens is a great starter plant. Doesn’t need much water, not much trimming and requires only indirect sunlight.

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Sansevieria Masoning (Whale Fin Snake Plant)

Sanseveria can be left for several days without being watered so they are perfect for people who happen to travel a lot.

Yucca

You don’t need much to keep a yucca happy. Just give her sun, sun, and more sun. Plant in a container deep enough to balance the top-heavy woody stems and water sparingly. 

Oxalis Triangularis Care Guide

If you provide the purple shamrock with the right conditions, you’ll see it grow and thrive through every season. This is one of the easier houseplants to take care of, making it a great choice.

Epipremnum Aureum Plant Care Guide

Its ability to thrive in all areas of the home and the fact that it can sustain an erratic watering schedule makes it the best choice for beginners.

Aloe Vera

A medicinal plant that used to treat cuts, burns, and scratches, the aloe vera plant won’t bother you too much. Water it every 2 or 3 weeks, and wait till the soil dries out so it grows better. Aloe will sit by your window looking plump and succulent.

Bromelaid (Bromeliaceae)

Bromelaids don’t really mind life indoors. Put them in a spot where there’s enough indirect sunlight and they’ll think they’re outside under the shade of another plant. Needing watering every other week, these plants have a variety of different colored leaves and sometimes flowers.

Air Plants (Tillandsia)

Have a problem with forgetting to water plants? If you’ve ended up killing more plants than you should, perhaps it’s time to try air plants.

Air plants don’t need to be watered and they don’t need soil. Epiphytes by nature, air plants absorb moisture from the air around them. Just set them in a place with indirect sunlight and they’ll add color and beauty to your home. No wonder they’re used in interior decoration too!


While you may not have a green thumb, it’s not that difficult to develop one. And with these indoor plants that require little to no maintenance, you’re starting off on solid footing.

The indoor plants listed here will thrive as long as you give them some indirect sunlight, a bit of water now and then, and mostly just leave them be!

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