19 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow without Care

These 19 Easiest Houseplants are perfect for lazy, busy and newbies, who want to plant easy indoor plants that grow with minimal care.

You do not have to be an experienced plant grower to have beautiful houseplants in your home. You can be a newbie who knows little about the plants. You can be busy and do not have time for their care or you might be a lazy person who is reluctant to grow plants that are difficult to care for. Whatever the case, here in this list you’ll find Easiest Houseplants that are low care.

These easiest houseplants require minimal care

These plants patiently survive the harsh conditions, they forgive your neglect and small mistakes. If you forget about watering or you overwater them or avoid transplanting them, they don’t mind this even for some extent of time. But remember, there is no plant that is indestructible. You have to give them at least, the minimum growing conditions necessary for their survival and they’ll reward you with beautiful foliage and some might even flower.

1. Lucky bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)Dracaena sanderiana_mini

Lucky bamboo is not a bamboo at all, but a plant belongs to Dracaena genus. It is an easy-care houseplant. Just provide it abundant water and it’ll grow well even in indirect light.

Tip: Protect the plant from drafts, provide iron fertilizer occasionally.

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2. Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

jade money tree_miniWhen grown indoors, jade plant attains size like a small shrub. Keep the plant on a spot that receives partial or indirect sunlight. This plant is extremely tolerant of poor soils and its thick leaves and stems act as reservoirs of water. This feature makes it one of the best plant for indoor gardening.

Tip: Do not overwater

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3. Ponytail Palm/ Elephant’s foot

Ponytail Palm_miniThe Ponytail Palm is not really a palm at all but a succulent from the lily family. It is an elegant and strange looking house plant. It is known as Elephant’s foot because of its swollen trunk, which is due to water storage. It is an easy growing houseplant that is long-lived. However, it is slow growing but tolerates dry air and thrives even in the strongly heated room.

Tip: Avoid frequent watering, watering should be done only when the soil is dry.

4. Devil’s Ivy/Golden Pothos

devils ivhy_miniA beautiful, one of the easiest houseplants you can grow. The golden pothos has yellow-green, heart-shaped leaves. It thrives in the hardest of conditions and tolerates drought and moisture both.

Tip: Keep the plant away from direct sunlight, do the moderate watering.

*It is an air purifying plant and cleans formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene from the air.

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5. Snake Plant

mother in law_miniAlso called the mother in law’s tongue, “snake plant” is easiest one to grow. This plant is extremely drought-resistant, enough to be the one to keep in your house if you forget to water.

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6. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)zz plant

ZZ plant is a tropical plant native to eastern Asia. The leaves of the ZZ plant are strong and glossy and look somewhat like those of Zamias. The ZZ plant is probably the easiest plant to maintain in our list. This plant requires only little light and almost appreciate all types of environments.

Tip: ZZ plant does not like frequent watering and wet feet.

Also Read: How to Water Container Plants

7. Spider plant (Chlorophytum)

spider-plant_miniOne of the most popular houseplants. Its popularity is due to its toughness and the ease of propagation and maintenance. The plant can adapt to almost any condition.

Tip: Keep the plant on a bright spot and maintain slight moisture in the soil.

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8. Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)

Schefflera actinophylla 'Amate'_miniVery common in offices and homes, this beautiful tropical tree becomes a low care and tall houseplant when grown indoors.

Tip: Avoid overwatering. Keep your plant on a bright spot of your home or office that receives indirect sun.

9. Aloealoe vera

Plants from aloe genus are robust and hassle-free houseplants that grow easily in pots. With a slight care, you can grow one for many years. Best grown in a sunny position you can also grow that in the shade. Keep the plant on a sunny windowsill. It likes occasional watering and can live for a long time without water.

Tip: Avoid excess watering.

Also Read: How to Care for an Aloe Plant

10. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum)

peace-lily_miniGrow peace lily in your home, it purifies the air. With graceful curving leaves and white flower that rise from the dark foliage, peace lily looks elegant. It tolerates low light and prefers moist soil. You can even place it in a bathroom or in rooms with fewer windows.

Tip: Balance in watering is required, keep the plant in shade.

11. Dieffenbachia (Dumbcane)

Dieffenbachia_miniPerfect for those looking for house plant adapted to low light. Dieffenbachias grow well in shade. Just keep the soil evenly moist and well drained and maintain the moderate room temperature.

Tip: Let the top surface dry out slightly between watering spells, ensure proper drainage.

12. Fiddle leaf fig

fiddle leaf figFiddle leaf fig is a tough houseplant. Its large leathery foliage and height create a statement in the drawing room. To learn more about fiddle leaf, read our guide.

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13. Rubber Tree

rubber tree_miniA natural air purifier, rubber tree is an excellent and easy to grow houseplant. Besides occasional pruning and repotting, the maintenance of rubber tree plant is simple.

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14. Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra)

cast Iron Plant_miniOne of the toughest plants you can grow, cast-iron plant withstands neglect, low light, low humidity, and a wide range of temperatures.

Tip: Use quality potting soil.

15. Philodendron

Philodendron_miniPhilodendrons are one of the common houseplants you can grow. There are several charming varieties, so you can easily find one that suits your style. These plants require moderate watering and actually prefer dry soil between watering sessions.

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16. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Chinese-Evergreen_miniAccording to the Southern living magazine Chinese evergreen is the easiest houseplant. This is the plant you can grow without sunlight.

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17. English Ivy

english-ivy_miniEnglish ivy is commonly grown outdoors, but growing ivy indoors is possible. As a houseplant, ivy is very easy to maintain. Choose a beautiful planter that’ll complement it.

Tip: Keep the pot in a spot that receives bright indirect sun.

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18. Hoya

Hoya carnosa 'Golden Tricolor'
Hoya carnosa ‘Golden Tricolor’

With beautiful waxy foliage and fragrant flowers, hoya looks beautiful. It has a low watering requirement and doesn’t mind if you forget to water.

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19. Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)
purple heart 2_mini

Also called “Wandering Jew” or “Purple heart”, it is a flowering houseplant that has beautiful trailing vines with attractive zebra patterned foliage. Grow it in a pot or hanging basket. You can also keep this plant in dim light and it will grow, but the markings on the foliage will fade.

Tip: Lookout for aphids. Water the plant deeply but let the top surface of the soil dry out between watering spells.

Also Read: Indoor Plants According to Light Requirements

Besides the plants in this “Easiest Houseplants” list, most of the *succulents are easy to grow.
If you want to suggest any of your favorite houseplants that doesn’t require much care, please comment.


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10 COMMENTS

  1. I have all of these! I live in South Louisiana. Mine are all outdoors at the moment. I’m watching the weather and will bring them in if the temperature drops. Mine are all quite large and beautiful! Don’t want my babies damaged. Pray I have the strength to pick them up. They are heavy!

  2. I’ve worked in the floral industry for over 25 years and I must agree that these are the easiest plants to grow. I now live in northern Manitoba, and with very low-light winters and hot, high-light summers, all of these plants thrive up here, as does needlepoint ivy and burro’s tail succulent. Besides being easy to grow, these plants are showy and make even the extreme novice look like a pro. Most people kill their plants with kindness by overwatering and over- fertilizing. A little HEALTHY neglect never hurts!

  3. Hello All, Where would you recommend to go for these types of plants? Could I walk into a Home Depot or a Lowes?

  4. Many of these plants are considered weeds in Australia. Whatever you do, don’t plant them out in the garden. Wandering Jew makes a nice cool spot for a dog or cat to lie on,but it causes terrible skin rashes. Failing that it will take over your garden and you can’t get rid of it. Some of the others can also be considered as plant thugs; they have very invasive root systems and just take over

  5. Hi. I’m jhelene and I had the zz plant before insude my house but when i read a post in fb that you getcancer when touch , i planted it outside. Just want to know if it is true.

  6. jhelene,I definetly would do more research on that statement ! Please don’t believe everything on FB ! If it would cancer everyone would know about it !!

  7. I live in New Delhi, India. Have ZZ plant in my home n office room. They thrive n look most amazing. Hv almost all plants u included in this article. Thanks for knowledge sharing.

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