Do you consider yourself a plant killer?
You get so excited to bring home a new plant to only wake up the next day and find it wilting. You try everything you think is right to revive but unfortunately, it's not coming back to life.
Rather than give up and start investing in fake houseplants, you just need to know which ones are easy to care for. That's why we'll go over which plants are low-maintenance so you don't have to worry about becoming a black thumb.
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If you live in a humid area and tried to grow succulents, you know how hard it can be. That's why you might be better off getting a peperomia plant.
Their leaves are waxy which means they'll thrive off of humidity. You can even bring this plant to work as they can survive under fluorescent lights.
If you love the look of the trendier plants out there, aloe definitely fits the bill. Its spiky leaves give it an edgy look so they'll be a great addition to any part of the house.
Aloe loves indirect sunlight so you don't have to worry if your place doesn't get an influx of natural light. However, you'll need to soak it once every week and at the least, every two weeks.
And obviously, you can break off the leaves to gather the aloe gel that's great for homemade hand creams.
This plant's name gives a hint to how easy it is to take care of. You don't need to worry about getting soil as it can live without it.
The only thing you'll need to do is give it a good soak every ten days.
This plant is reminiscent of the top of a pineapple but it comes in multiple colors. It comes in red, purple, and orange varieties.
This plant won't die on you as it'll last a long time. Its favorite temperature to be at is around 70 degrees, making it the perfect houseplant.
And don't worry if you start to see the original stem dying. It'll produce a couple of side shoots that replace the original, kind of like reincarnation.
If you take a second or two to look at this plant, its leaves kind of look like sliced pickles. It has a darker edge with a lighter green color in the middle.
As with the aloe plant, dieffenbachia loves indirect sunlight as well. Doing this will also protect new leaves from dying.
For those that want flowers, the begonia plant can fulfil your wish. These blooms are plentiful and look like mini roses. Plus, they come in a variety of colors!
They don't need as much watering in the winter time so you can get a break when that season rolls around. For all other seasons, they only require water every now and then.
These plants are great for the house or the office. They like to be in indirect sunlight and misted with water every now and then. They can also help keep the air clear of toxins.
For those wondering about the ficus lyrata, you can read more about that plant here.
Another plant that filters out toxins from the air, they also make a great alternative to orchids. Peace lilies can grow to be extremely tall, as high as six feet to be exact. So, it's best to know the variety you're getting to ensure your plant won't become taller than you!
These plants look like a piece of art. Also known as the peacock plant, their leaves are a mixture of purple and green with large spots.
It's best to keep this plant moist and not to put it in direct sunlight.
This tree looks like it could definitely use a ponytail holder. Its droopy leaves are what gives it a unique look.
Like regular palm trees, they thrive in sunny areas so putting it where direct sunlight hits is a good idea. Just be sure you don't over-water it.
This houseplant looks similar to the monstera leaf, just on a smaller scale. It works best in low light and doesn't require much water at all. In fact, it prefers to be on the dry side.
If you want a plant that'll drape from wherever you place it, this one is it. If you've ever seen Wrigley Field, this is the plant that's covering the walls.
It comes in different varieties but the ones that are best when potted are Domino, Cascade, and Irish Lace.
Crown of Thorns
Part of the succulent family, this plant doesn't like a lot of water. Even if you don't water it often, it'll still produce lovely little pinkish-red blooms year round.
Be warned, though. This plant has thorns and a sap that can cause swelling. It's best to keep it away from children and pets.
It gets its name because that's exactly what it looks like---spider legs! While this plant looks like it's kind of dead already, it's not.
It loves a well-lit place and wants to be watered at least weekly. It's a plant that keeps on giving as well as it'll produce little plants that you can repot.
While this plant won't protect you from the rain, it does make a great addition to your home or office. It prefers indirect sunlight and survives pretty well when you forget to water it. Just be sure not to over-water it.