Plants offer a lot of benefits to homeowners: they freshen the air by removing toxins, help improve concentration, reduce stress, and more! If you lack a green thumb, maintaining greenery around your house may sound tedious—especially if you know you’ll forget to water them. But it doesn’t have to be! There are numerous plants that are easy to care for and hard to kill—not to mention they provide some added health benefits to your home.
Aloe plants have many uses and are lovely to look at. The best part? They require only bright light and minimal water! Which makes this plant super low maintenance. The gel inside the leaves of the aloe plant can be very versatile. The gel helps alleviate minor burns and cuts, can be used to soothe dry skin, and can even be used as a makeup remover.
- Snake Plant
Known as one of the most tolerant plants, the snake plant can be neglected for weeks and still maintain its vivacity. They require low light and minimal water. This plant has also been proven by NASA to remove air toxins, including formaldehyde and benzene from the home.
- Air Plants
Air plants are beautiful to look at, and they don’t require any soil! There are so many unique ways to display air plants, they can be hung from the ceiling or placed in a terrarium. If you’re prone to forgetting to water your plants, not to worry. Simply soak these plants in water every 2 weeks—that’s it!
- Money Tree
This plant resembles a mini tree and is oh so cute. Not to mention, some say its lucky! Since it’s on this list, you already know its super easy to care for! This plant requires full or partial sunlight and doesn’t need much water. Water your money tree only when the soil looks dry, which can be once a week or even once every two weeks.
- ZZ Plant
This easy to care for tropical plant is both gorgeous and tough. They require low light and infrequent watering. They could even survive in dark rooms! Which is why the ZZ plant is a popular office plant. This tall plant grows to be about 3 or 4 feet tall.
Bamboo is aesthetically pleasing and adds some good Feng Shui to your home. This plant requires little sunlight. They soak in water, so just make sure to replace the water every once in a while, and you won’t kill this lovely plant!
- Peace Lily
This flowering plant is lush and pretty. It grows well in low light and can go weeks without water. When you notice the leaves are starting to droop, make sure to water the plant and it springs back to life!