Check out this roundup of the best low maintenance plants for your home! These 5 low maintenance plants are the easiest to care for and go a long way in elevating your home decor!
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My first house plant came from a friend. Up until that point, I had never been brave enough to buy one of my own (for fear of neglecting it). She graciously explained that she picked out a snake plant because it was low maintenance. It didn’t need direct sunlight and it barely needed watering.
From that day on, I have loved low maintenance plants for home. Decorating with low maintenance plants is one of my favourite simple ways to decorate. Plants makes a house feel more like a home, bring in the beauty of nature and have added health benefits too! When plants are low maintenance, you get all of the benefits without all of the work. WIN WIN! I am a be-leaf-er!
In this post, I’m going to share my top 5 favourite low maintenance plants for home. I like to refer to these plants as neglect resistant – the secret to their success is to not overwater! (Sign me up!)
Low Maintenance Plants
This is my favourite trailing plant! It looks beautiful on a shelf where all of its leaves can hang out and show off. Pothos plants do like light but it doesn’t need to be direct. They grow fast and are easy to propagate into other baby pothos plants (to give to your besties!).
My first plant is a forever favourite. Snake plants come in many different varieties and sizes – you can pick which one matches your home style best! They really do actually love being left alone and can handle not having a direct sun source.
The Easy ZZ. This was my second houseplant – and it is a winner. I love the look of a ZZ and how simple it is to care for it. It can hang out in almost all light conditions – including low light. I have had my ZZ in dark corners and bedrooms. It didn’t thrive there in terms of growth but it did survive. And that is key in true low maintenance plants. The only way to hurt a ZZ is to overwater it. Think it needs water? Wait another week!
I was surprised by how low maintence the dracaena plant is (at least the variation I randomly bought…). It does well with light watering because it is used to living in drought conditions. It is such a nice plant for a console or bedside table. The dracaena does prefer more sun but I don’t find it to be overly fussy!
Peace Lily Plant
Want to get a nice leafy plant for a bathroom floor or hallway corner? I love the peace lily! It can get a little dramatic when it’s thirsty but I personally consider it one of its best traits. I love knowing that it will tell me when it needs water and I can leave it be the rest of the time!
If you are looking for some other low maintenance plant ideas check out this website!
Honourable mention: monstera plants – I love them! I find when they have a happy spot they are very easy to care for and take little maintenance. The only reason it didn’t make my top 5 list is because it is a little bit more particular than the others. Still one of my favourites! Green thumbs up from me!
Psst: did you know you can thrift plants? Try typing in “plants” or any specific plant name into Facebook Marketplace to see what’s available. If you’re looking for more tips for thrifting home decor, check out this post all about thrifting!
Always rooting for you!