In this post: Looking for inspiration on indoor house plants? Be it winter or summer, having plants inside your home can really change your mood, almost like having a pet. In this post, find a selection of the best low maintenance indoor plants for a more lively house.
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There are so many benefits to keeping indoor plants. From improving your house aesthetic to purifying the air and even making you happier (believe it or not). Indeed, indoor plants can purify the air and lift your mood just as being outside in nature.
The plants discussed in this post not only are perfect for an ”indoor habitat”, but they are also low maintenance (not to mention stylish and cozy), while adding a subtle touch of nature to your home.
Want toknow what are the best low maintenance indoor plants to have at home? Then this post is perfect for you.
What Are the Best Low Light Indoor Plants
Put your Aloe Vera plant in a bright, sunny spot and don’t worry about keeping it alive. Aloe doesn’t need a lot of watering. Let the soil dry out and put it in a warm place with plenty of light.
Snake Plant (Mother in Law’s Tongue)
Don’t let the name fool you. Snakes are not exactly attracted to this type of plant.
In fact, Snake Plant gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with its characteristic “irregular green banding” that resembles snakeskin.
Snake Plant is probably my favorite indoor plant simply because they are ridiculously easy to care for while making everything look stylish. Snake Plant (or Mother in Law’s Tongue) is elegant and robust, and it can tolerate low light and dry air.
Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.
Bird’s Nest Fern
Do you often have people over to your house? Then having a bird’s nest fern in your home could be a great idea. This indoor plant is an instant conversation starter, thanks to its bright green, ripple-edged leaves that manage to call everyone’s attention.
This is a great indoor plant to be put inside a bathroom, as the bird’s nest leaf thrives in medium indirect light and a humid environment (as long as there are windows in the bathroom that receive natural light).
TIP: Pay attention to its leaves to see if it’s getting too much light: The more crinkled the leaves, the less light it needs.
Think serious jungle vibes. Spider plants are plants that are more popular either hanging or potted. These plants need bright light, but no direct sun. For that reason, they’re ideal to put in a room with big windows. Just keep it away from the windowsill.
This stunning tabletop-friendly plant has a two-tone pattern that resembles reptile skin, thus its name. This low light indoor plant doesn’t like the feeling of the sun on its leaves, making it ideal for low-light environments.
Golden Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)
The nickname Devil’s Ivy comes since this low light indoor plant is seemingly immune to death.
That means, that it’ll survive under fluorescent office lights, no light at all, or even a go some weeks without water. Crazy easy, right?
Furthermore, if you’re still concerned about how well your plant is doing, as with any other plant, watch leaves for signs of the plant’s well-being: if the leaves are green, glossy and perky, the plant is happy; However, if they’re floppy or turning brown, you’re not watering your plant enough
In botany, succulent plants are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged (usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions). Succulents are versatile and lovely (in spite of its weird name). There is an abundance of varieties and conveniently, they need very little care.
Succulents are great for terrariums, or even as stand-alone plants.
If you’re scared of your plant-parenting skills, this is a great plant to start with. Rubber tree plants are tolerant to some degree of neglect and even handle under-watering better than over-watering.
All you need to know is that a rubber tree needs bright light and a good amount of space around (for it to be happy, grow, and remove carbon dioxide from your home).
Just like the succulents, cacti are extremely adaptable, varied, and quite strong. Just plant them and leave them alone, watering regularly is not necessary for Cactus.
These plants thrive in basically any space. Low light (or bright indirect light) is best for these low maintenance indoor plants. Let them dry out before watering again.
This is probably my favorite one of the list, simply because the name roughly sounds like ”delicious monster” and I find this hilarious.
You’ve probably seen these plants around your Instagram feed. They’ve been gaining popularity lately for a good reason: This floor plant can withstand low light and semi-drought conditions. Furthermore, along with purifying the air, the heart-shaped leaves bring a soothing calm to any space. Give it a try!
This adorable little indoor plant, when treated just right (meaning: low, indirect light, and weekly watering),t will grow tiny white flowers.
PS- Even though this is considered a low light indoor house plant, if you happen to have a sunny spot or windowsill nearby, it doesn’t hurt to stick your Peperomia Obtusfolia close to the sun, as it also thrives in medium light.
This houseplant is great for plant parents who’s homes have little light (and very little time to care for their plants).
Another perfect plant for first-time plant parents: This trailing plant is extremely forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect (including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering).
Tip: This adorable plant is perfect for bookshelves or plants hangers
Are you a fan of Feng Shui? Then you should take a look into having a Modern Bamboo as your low maintenance indoor house plant.
A symbol of growth, luck, and prosperity, the Braided Bamboo is loved by many because it brings feng shui to any room, and it is extremely easy to take care of (it grows best in low indirect light, slightly damp soil).
For The More Experienced Plant Parents
Here are some other options of great indoor plants that might require a little bit more of attention and care (nothing too crazy, always low maintenance).
Peace lilies are so chic and come in white, pink, or purple. They only need low light, moderate temperatures, and moist soil (so don’t forget to water your Peace Lilies).
I’d recommend going for Peace Lilies when you already have experience keeping an indoor plant alive, as this plant requires a bit more attention than others. This means: keeping it moist without over-watering and placing it in a bright but shady spot
Please note as well that peace lily’s flowers have pollen (so this plant might not be the best choice for people who struggle with allergies).
The best indoor plants are the ones you can eat, am I right? Nothing beats potted herbs for fragrance, well-being, and practicality.
Put them on a windowsill in the kitchen and water every other day. Herb can vary from Rosemary, Basil, Chives, Thyme, Cilantro, Lemongrass, etc.
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