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10 Plants You Can Easily Take Care Of If You're An Aspiring Plant Mom WITHOUT A Green Thumb

If these plants survived in my care, I can guarantee they'll thrive in yours.

10 Plants You Can Easily Take Care Of If You're An Aspiring Plant Mom WITHOUT A Green Thumb
Abigail Keen

What's the opposite of a green thumb? Whatever it is, I feel like that's what I got stuck with.

I've always been in love with plants, but I have a serious problem with ... well, remembering they're there. With how much I run around, I hate to admit it, but they start to become part of the background. They do make any space feel a lot brighter, though, so that means they're essential in college. If you're looking for a little daily pick-me-up, have the same luck I have with plants, or feel like it's finally time to start building your plant family, this is the list for you. Here are 10 plants that can roll with the punches just as much as you do.

Spider Plant

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These cuties are a great way to start your plant family! They don't require any special care - just damp soil and a decent amount of sunlight - and the way they reproduce is so unique. After a while, you'll see strands of baby plants all the way down your windowsill, and end up with one big family in a pot!

Palm Tree

Abigail Keen

If you know you might be prone to letting your plants slip your mind, a small palm tree might be for you! They're really good about going a while without water and don't mind skipping out on direct sunlight for a while. I got mine (chilling in the picture above) at the beginning of the semester, and it's really stuck it out through all one my traveling.

Aloe Plant

Abigail Keen

Aloe is another plant that doesn't need much water. My little guy (yep, that stunner right up there) only gets watered about twice a month, and is still thriving!

Balloon Cactus

Abigail Keen

I never thought about having a cactus until I first laid eyes on the one I have now (uh-huh, that's my guy). They're the cutest little addition to a windowsill and require so little water. I've probably stabbed myself on it a million times, but the aesthetic is worth it. Just look how cute!


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If you're looking for a more fragrant plant that lasts longer than flowers, this is a great bet! Basil can freshen up an indoor or outdoor space really easily. They're pretty drought resistant, and being able to add some in with a meal is a plus!


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These flowers look so delicate and unique. They're not fragrant, but if you're looking to add a pop of color to space, there are so many different kinds to choose from. If you're worried as far as care goes, don't be! They aren't as finicky as they might look. I just added an ice cube or two to mine once a week. I've occasionally had trouble finding them, so I would suggest looking at Trader Joe's for some.


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Succulents are super similar to cacti and like a dry home. I could never get the hang of them when I had them because I would over water, and then their pot wouldn't allow the soil to drain... I can vouch that it wasn't a pretty sight. So don't be an Abbie - give your succulents plenty of time between watering and lots of sunlight. They'll be good to go!


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I've never been a really superstitious person, but after getting to college, I've realized I'll need every scrap of luck I can get. Apparently, these guys aren't just easy on the eyes - they might just help on that exam too! They're super good about perking back up if you forget to water them, and don't need a lot of attention either.

Air Plant

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No dirt, no mess, no problem! Just plop them in some water for ten minutes once every week or so and they're on their way! Just don't forget to make sure you flip them upside down to dry after their soak. If they don't dry off soon, they could be prone to rot.

Hanging Plant

Abigail Keen

I could never pick a favorite between all of my plants, but this one makes me smile a lot. It takes up just the right amount of space! It does need to be kept damp, though, so it isn't one you can forget for a while.

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