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Top 10 Low-Maintenance Houseplants

Having your own indoor jungle is incredibly rewarding but it can also be very time consuming. Luckily, there are loads of plants that don’t need too much of your attention – it’s the best of both worlds! We’ve put together a list of our top 10 low-maintenance houseplants for you to choose from.

1. Candelabra Torch Aloe – Aloe arborescens

This gorgeous Aloe looks similar to Aloe vera but has a more interesting texture on it’s leaves. It is incredibly easy to care for, not needing water that regularly and being quite slow growing – this means you won’t need to repot it as often as some other plants.

2. Dragon Tree – Dracaena marginata

This classic houseplant has thin, pointed leaves that add loads of character to a room. Once its root system is established, it can handle some periods of drought, so you don’t have to stress about forgetting to water it for a while! Just make sure it doesn’t stay completely dry for too long.

3. Rubber Plant – Ficus elastica

Rubber plants are beautiful with their large, glossy leaves. They are quite drought tolerant and can handle neglect for a while. Just be sure to keep them hydrated in really hot weather.

4. Sago Palm – Cyas revoluta

This plant is perfect for some low-maintenance tropical vibes. It’s sensitive to overwatering so you’re better off leaving it alone for a while to dry out.

5. Peace lily – Spathiphyllum

Peace lilies are a well-known easy to care for houseplant. Their lush green foliage and bright white flowers are sure to brighten up your home.

6. Ponytail Palm – Beaucarnea recurvata

This palm is the ideal low-maintenance palm if you want some interesting foliage. It prefers drier soil and likes being a bit pot-bound, so there’s never too much urgent care for this plant.

7. Spider plant – Chlorophytum comosum

Spider plants are classic low-maintenance houseplants that look great in any home. They get bonus points for all the baby plants they produce, giving it a gorgeous bushy appearance. Alternatively, you could take them off and grow them separately!

8. Umbrella Tree – Schefflera arboricola

This unique plant has leaves made up of smaller leaflets, giving the appearance of a collection of little umbrellas. It can be green or variegated with splashes of cream and white. It won’t demand too much of your attention and can add loads of character to a room.

9. Succulents

Succulents are classic low-maintenance options. They thrive on drought, so you can let them dry out completely before you water them, and then soak the soil through until it drains through the bottom of the pot. Most succulents also grow quite slowly so won’t need repotting too often.

10. Yucca – Yucca elephantipes

Yuccas are gorgeous plants that love dry environments and plenty of light. You’ll only need to water them when most of the soil has dried out. They can grow quite tall, making them an ideal low-maintenance focal point plant.

Updated on October 6, 2023

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