10 Beautiful & Unique Indoor House Plants That Are Super Easy to Take Care Of
If you’ve been looking for plants that are low maintenance and easy to grow, you’ve come to the right place! You don’t have to have a green thumb to grow these plants, and you have plenty to choose from because each of them is unique and beautiful in their own way. Here are 10 indoor plants that are easy to take care of and won’t die on you!
Although Aloe Vera is the most commonly known variety of the plant, there are also plenty of other types of aloe that may work just as well. They are succulents, with elongated leaves that originate from a central base and fan outwards in a vase shape.
Aloe also has many medicinal properties, and can come in handy for several purposes. You can place a potted aloe plant near a windowsill where it will get partial sunlight. Watering it is also a breeze, because a few splashes when the soil seems dry is plenty.
2. Peace Lilly
With small, leaf-shaped white flowers peaking above the glossy, dark green leaves – this is a beautiful plant to decorate your home with. And the best part is that these flowers will bloom throughout the year!
Peace lilies are super easy to take care. Although you will have to water it every day, it requires very little of it and you can even get away with skipping once or twice. Place it in an area with indirect sunlight so it has the best chances of flowering.
3. Lucky Bamboo
One of the most unique plants that you can have in your home or office is the lucky bamboo because it can grow in water almost as well as it does in soil! If you’re wondering where the plant got its name, it’s because the Chinese believe it to be auspicious and attract good ‘chi’. They also believe that the number of bamboo stalks plays an important role in feng shui application.
Not only does the lucky bamboo look stylish and chic, it also requires very little maintenance and does not need direct sunlight. Place it in a well-ventilated spot and make sure to change its water every month or so.
The Hoya plant is actually a vine that is best known for its waxy, thick leaves, which give is where the plant gets its other name “the wax plant”. It features clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that come in pink or white with red centers. The foliage looks its best when it droops over the side of a hanging pot or when it’s trained to grow along a trellis.
The Hoya plant is pretty easy to care for since it does not need direct sunlight. But it does need about 6 hours of indirect sunlight per day and you might need to rotate it about 2-3 times per year if only one side is being exposed to it. It thrives in areas of high humidity and in relatively high temperatures.
If you’re looking for a flowering indoor plant to brighten up your living room, you can go with some anthuriums. Although the natural color of an anthurium is red, hybrid varieties in shades of pink, lavender, and even green are now widely available.
This plant doesn’t require direct sunlight, but do place it somewhere that is bright. It requires very little water as well. But be careful to put it somewhere that’s out of reach from children because the pretty heart-shaped leaves of this “flamingo flower” contains toxic sap.
With gorgeous waxy leaves that vary in shape from heart-like to narrow and in color from green, red, or silver-gray – you won’t even miss the flowers with a plant like Peperomia. But little rat-tail like flowery spikes may also appear once in a while.
Some of the most common varieties of the plant include watermelon, red-edge, and ripple peperomias. These plants are pretty small and tolerate low light, so they can be used in endless applications. You can place them on your table, countertop, windowsill, or even as a part of a terrarium!
7. Shamrock Plant
Cute white flowers standing on tall stems sit amongst bright green leaves shaped like shamrocks, which is where the plant gets its name.
Taking care of the shamrock plant is pretty easy, because it only requires you to water it about once or twice a week once the soil has dried out completely. It fares best when placed in an area with regular room temperature, good air circulation, and bright indirect sunlight.
8. Snake Plant
The snake plant is a succulent that can grow pretty much anywhere! Leathery, sword-shaped leaves with yellow or white tips shoot upward in a snake-like fashion, giving the plant its name.
This low-maintenance plant is perfect for beginners, but even seasoned plant growers love it because of its dramatic appearance. Although the snake plant can grow in low light areas, it blossoms tall stalks with sweet-smelling green flowers when exposed to bright light. There are also dwarf rosette varieties of the snake plant that would make the perfect decoration for your work desk.
9. Cast-Iron Plant
Coming from the Lilly family, the aptly name cast-iron plant was given its name because it is nearly indestructible. It’s also called Aspidistra genus or ballroom plant and features long dark green leaves. These are most commonly used in landscaping to fill in areas beneath trees and other plants where not much sunlight reaches.
This is the perfect indoor plant because not only does it grow even in dark areas, it actually cannot stand direct sunlight! You do need to water it every other day or so but these plants are extremely resilient and can grow in a variety of different temperatures. It grows at a really slow rate, so you might want to start out with a fairly large plant.
10. Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera, or the Christmas cactus, gets its name from the fact that this plant blooms just in time for the season of merriment. This plant is sometimes also known as ‘Thanksgiving cactus’ or ‘Easter cactus’ due to its flowering period. Satiny flowers that range in color from lilac and white to deep rose, salmon, and red orange make this elegant variety of cactus a treat to the eye.
As with most types of cactus, this variety is also pretty easy to take care of. You will need to groom the plant a little by cutting off some sections once it has stopped blooming just so it can create more blossoms but that’s just a once-in-a-while job. It fares well in low light but indirect sunlight is ideal for maximum flowering, and you will need to keep it adequately watered.