5 Low Maintenance Houseplants

Apr 5, 2016, 13:02 PM
Green thumbs get out of here! This blog is for all those who, despite their best efforts, have a hard time keeping houseplants alive. It’s never that you intend to kill them, it’s just that for some reason your houseplants always seem to die. Don’t be embarrassed and don’t change a thing - unless you don’t give your plants water, air or sunlight, ‘cause baby, every plant needs those to live. Here are five types of plants that will thrive in (almost) any environment. Pick up a few today and add a little green to your space!

Succulent Pot


Not only do pothos plants not need nutrient rich soil to survive, they don’t even need a lot of bright light – in fact, they don’t do well in direct sunlight. One of the reasons folks love pothos plants so much is that they can survive in low light (perfect for the office) and can be grown in either water or soil.

It’s important to note that this is a poisonous plant. Eating it can cause pets and children to feel very ill.

Spider Plant

Ok, this plant may sound horrifying, but it’s not – trust us! Its name reflects the adorable little pods that sprout out from the mother plant (they look like little spiders dangling from the web). But more importantly, it’s seriously easy to care for. Whenever upkeep advice encourages you to let a plant dry out in between waterings, you know it’s low maintenance. This little guy can take whatever you throw at him, just remember to water him occasionally and he’ll be fine.


Jade plants are thought to be symbols of good luck, and lucky you, they’re easy to care for too! Jade plants don’t require a lot of water, but they do need some. Don’t water them on a schedule, instead just touch their soil. If it’s dry, it’s time to water your plant.

Snake Plant

Like the spider plant, this beauty also has an unfortunate name. But just as you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a houseplant by its name. Snake plants received their name due to the striking resemblance their leaves have to snake skin. They also grow vertically, which means they’re great for small spaces! You can water them sporadically, and interestingly, they actually need less water in the winter than any other season.

Fake Plants

People tend to overlook using fake plants in their decor. Yes, some fake plants can look really fake and add an unwanted 1980s feel to your space. But, fake plants can also look really pretty too – especially when displayed in the right way. Succulents are the hottest thing in gardening right now, and fake succulents can look fairly convincing. Try displaying them in a terrarium with a little top soil and some fake moss. They’ll add some green to your space and will never die, because they can’t.


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