If you love the idea of filling your home with greenery and life, houseplants may be your next decor solution. But, if you are short on time because of your job or family, or simply don’t have a green thumb, it may seem impossible to take on this responsibility. There are, however, plenty of low maintenance plants out there for those who are either busy, inexperienced or have what they consider a black thumb. Here are five houseplants that you can add to your home without worry about them taking up too much of your time and energy.
If you’re looking for a stylish, yet low maintenance plant, this is a great start, especially for beginners. Snake plants thrive in any lighting or humidity conditions, making it a great choice for any space, whether the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or office. These plants also don’t need to be watered daily, but in fact can go two to three weeks between watering.
Similar to the snake plant, ponytail palm can thrive in almost any condition. Classified as a succulent, this plant doesn’t need water often, only every 2 – 3 weeks, or even longer. Though it doesn’t require direct sunlight, this plant would do best in a brightly lit space, such as a living room.
This is a great choice for a low maintenance indoor plant, especially for those who work in an office away from a window. They can thrive in very low light, but still do well in bright, direct sunlight. ZZ plants are able to store water in their stems, so even if you forget to water it for two weeks, it will still survive.
This adaptable house plant can survive in many environmental conditions and maintenance levels, making this a top option for black thumbs. They do extremely well in hanging planters and in both high, medium and low light. Though they require more watering, about every 1 – 2 weeks, they are known to be almost impossible to kill and can survive some neglect.
This is a stylish and unique option if you’re looking to add some greenery to your bathroom. Philodendrons thrive in humid environments and indirect sunlight. Because it likes humidity, this may not be a great option for bedrooms or living rooms, especially in warmer climates where the house is constantly air conditioned. If it is watered every 1 – 2 weeks, there is a high chance for growth within a year, however, growth also depends on the amount of light it receives.