I am a firm believer that everyone should have houseplants. But I am also a realist. I know how easy it is to forget to water your plants, or overwater them, or not provide them with an adequate amount of light, or whatever their needy little roots need!
(If you are worried about how much water your houseplants will need, get one of these soil moisture meters to help you out!)
So if you’re busy and don’t have much time to take care of your plants, don’t worry – these four low-maintenance houseplants will thrive with minimal attention.
*I buy all of my houseplants and all of the pots/baskets shown in this post from Petal & Stem, my sister’s floral boutique. I do not receive any sort of commission from any products purchased from her, but it makes us both happy when you support her small business!*
Low Maintenance Houseplants You Need
Yes, I really do mean need!
Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)
I can’t recommend a rubber tree enough. They are extremely low maintenance, stunning to look at, and elevate your space without making a fuss. You know what I mean? All they need is a room that gets plenty of sunlight, water it every one to two weeks, and enjoy!
Fun fact about rubber trees, they have a long history of supplying latex sap to make rubber before synthetics were made available.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ plants offer a semi-tropical vibe without being overt about it. They are the perfect mix of casually stylish, low-maintenance, and timeless. Not to mention, their texture adds a great element next to other houseplants.
These uniquely shaped plants hardly require any sunlight to thrive, which makes them the ideal plant for any room in your home.
Plant Care 101: How to Help Your ZZ Plant Thrive
For a full breakdown of how to care for your ZZ plant, check out this post!
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
If you consider yourself a plant mom with a black thumb, then the snake plant is the plant for you. It tolerates just about any light conditions, and I mean any! Plus, you never have to worry about underwatering it. Snake plants prefer to be watered every 2-3 weeks just like a succulent.
Fun fact, snake plants claim a top spot in NASA’s Clean Air Study. This means these plants help purify your air.
When I first heard that there was a plant out there with Birkin in its name, I knew I had to have it. Let’s be honest, owning a Philodendron Birkin might be the closest I ever come to owning a Birkin!
The deep green leaves feature stunning pinstripes and variegation, which are always showcased because they sit on bright, thick stems. We love a plant that knows what its job is!
Plant Care 101: How to Help Your Philodendron Birkin Thrive
For a full breakdown of how to care for your Philodendron Birkin, check out this post!
Pots I have my eye on for 2023
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