Perhaps the biggest misconception about keeping plants around the house is that they are hard to maintain. “It’s so hard to take care of them, I simply don’t have the time!”, says my friendly neighbour. She could not be more wrong! Sure, some plants require regular care and maintenance and are meant for plant lovers only. But the most common ones indoors plants are very low-maintenance and thrive in almost all environments.

 

Plants are a soothing and creative decor element and some of them are also beneficial as they have air-purifying capabilities. Plants like Sansevieria, Money Plant, Areca Palm and Aglaonema absorb gases like xylene, benzene, toluene and formaldehyde and make your indoor environment fresh and pollution-free!

Here’s a list of the low-maintenance plants to make your life easier, while making your indoor decor more aesthetic!

  1. Succulents. These are probably the most indestructible plants and can thrive in any environment. They require very less care in terms of watering or sunlight. Indirect light along with minimal watering is enough for them to thrive.

  2. Sansevieria. Also known as Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue for its long tapering shape, these plants make it to the list of NASA recommended air-purifying plants. They absorb benzene, xylene, toluene and formaldehyde from the indoor air and make your home environment fresh! They, too, can thrive in almost any environment and do not need to be watered frequently.

  3. Scindapsus. Also known as Money Plant or Devil’s Vine, this plant is one of the most popular indoor plants.

  4. Dracaena. This beauty also absorbs indoor gases like xylene, benzene and formaldehyde and will instantly liven up your dull corner with its soothing vibes! It requires minimal watering and needs liquid fertilizer every 6 months.

  5. Areca Palm. These are bigger in size, but don’t let that fool you! It is not as high-maintenance as it looks! It is meant for floor planters in the living rooms or bedrooms and requires water 2-3 times a week only!

  6. Aglaonema. Another gem from NASA’s air-purifying plants list, Aglaonema, also known as Chinese Evergreen, is a treat for the eyes. It is variegated with splashes of white or red (depending on the subtype) and is very low-maintenance. It can survive in corners or tabletops with minimal sunlight and and will thrive in bright indoor light!

  7. Chlorophytum. Also known as the Spider Plant, this is also air-purifying to a certain degree, but the leaves are perhaps the best feature of this plant. It has thin, wild leaves that look messy, yet elegant. This is a one-of-a-kind indoor plant and will thrive in almost any environment.

  8. Calathea. This plant has long, wide leaves that are very pleasing to look at. It is very hard to resist keeping this on your tabletop, specially when it requires little care and maintenance.

  9. Ferns. These, too, have a slightly messy, nonetheless elegant look and feel to them. They are very low-maintenance and will look terrific as indoor decor elements.

Our final piece of advice on low maintenance plants is their planters! Self-watering planters are heaven sent! They indicate exactly how much and when to water your plants so you don't need to do the guesswork! Check out our range of self-watering planters here!