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Easy Living: The Top Low Maintenance Plants for Busy Individuals


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Plants have an undeniable power to transform any space into a more inviting and serene environment. They bring life, color and fresh air to our homes, making them a beautiful and functional addition to any living space. However, not everyone has the time or the green thumb to devote to constant care and maintenance of plants. That's why in this article, we will explore some of the best low maintenance plants that you can incorporate into your home, as well as tips on how to care for them.


These plants are not only easy to care for, but also have a wide range of benefits for both your home and your mental well-being. Whether you're a busy individual or just don't have the confidence in your gardening abilities, these plants are perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of greenery to their home without the extra work.




20 Low Maintenance Indoor Plants




1. Sempervivum

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(Sempervivum) Hens and Chicks are a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that is also easy to propagate. They can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


2. Jade Plant

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(Crassula ovata) Jade Plant is a succulent that is known for its ability to survive in dry, hot conditions and require very little watering. They can also be placed in a sunny window or in a room with fluorescent lighting.


3. Lemon Balm

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(Melissa officinal is) Lemon Balm is a herb that not only adds a pleasant aroma to your home, but also has a wide range of medicinal properties. It's a hardy plant that can tolerate a range of lighting conditions and only needs to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


4. Maidenhair Fern

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(Adiantum) Maidenhair Fern is a delicate-looking plant that is known for its ability to purify the air. It prefers a humid environment and should be kept out of direct sunlight. They are easy to care for and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


5. Monstera

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(Monstera deliciosa) Monstera is a tropical plant that is known for its large, striking leaves. It can tolerate low light and infrequent watering, making it a great option for busy individuals. It also purifies the air by removing toxins.


6. Parlor Palm

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(Chamaedorea elegans) The Parlor Palm is a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that can add a touch of elegance to any room. It can tolerate low light and infrequent watering, making it a great option for busy individuals.


7. Philodendron

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(Philodendron spp.) Philodendrons are known for their large, tropical leaves and are a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering, making them a great option for busy individuals.


8. Snake Plant

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'Golden Hahnii' (Sansevieria trifasciata 'Golden Hahnii') Similar to regular snake plant, this variety has bright yellow-green leaves that are shorter and wider, it's also known for its ability to purify the air, and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


9. String of Pearls

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(Senecio rowleyanus) String of Pearls is a unique trailing plant that is known for its small, round leaves. It can tolerate low light and infrequent watering, making it a great option for busy individuals


10. Cactus

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(Various types) Cacti are known for their ability to thrive in dry, hot conditions and require very little watering. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, making them a great option for any room in your home.


11. Air Plant

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(Tillandsia) Air plants are a unique option for those looking for a low maintenance plant. They don't require soil and can be mounted on a variety of surfaces such as wood, rocks, or even shells. They absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves, making them very easy to care for.


12. Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera is a succulent that is known for its medicinal properties and ability to thrive in dry, hot conditions. They require very little watering and can be placed in a sunny window or in a room with fluorescent lighting.


13. Bamboo Palm

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(Chamaedorea seifrizii) Bamboo palms are a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that can purify the air. They can tolerate a range of lighting conditions and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


14. Cast Iron Plant

(Aspidistra elatior) The Cast Iron Plant is known for its ability to survive in a wide range of conditions and is a great option for those with a busy lifestyle. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering and are also known for their ability to purify the air.


15. Christmas Cactus

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(Schlumbergera) Christmas cacti are known for their beautiful blooms and are a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant. They require very little watering and can be placed in a sunny window or in a room with fluorescent lighting.


16. Chinese Money Plant

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(Pilea peperomioides) The Chinese Money Plant is a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that is also easy to propagate. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering and are also known for their ability to purify the air.


17. English Ivy

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(Hedera helix) English ivy is a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that can climb and trail. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering and are also known for their ability to purify the air.


18. Ficus Elastica

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(Rubber Tree) Ficus Elastica is a great option for those looking for a low maintenance plant that can grow tall and add a touch of greenery to any room. They can tolerate low light and infrequent watering and are also known for their ability to purify the air.


19. Golden Pothos

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(Epipremnum aureum) Golden Pothos is similar to regular Pothos but has yellow and green variegated leaves, they are also known as a low maintenance plant and can purify the air. They can thrive in a variety of lighting conditions and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch.


20. Peace Lilies

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Peace Lilies are known for their beautiful white flowers, but they are also great for purifying the air. They thrive in low light and only need to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. They are also a great option for those with pets, as they are not toxic to animals.





Summary

Incorporating low maintenance plants into your home can have a big impact on the overall look, feel and air quality of your home. Not only are they easy to care for, but they also have a wide range of benefits for both your home and your mental well-being. By choosing the right plants for your home, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of greenery without having to spend a lot of time and energy on their care.


With the wide variety of options available, you're sure to find a plant that fits your lifestyle and preferences. Remember to give your plants the proper amount of light, water, and care, and they will thrive. Happy gardening!


Additionally, by adding low maintenance plants to your home, you can improve your air quality and boost your mental well-being. Studies have shown that indoor plants can help reduce stress and improve concentration, making your home not just a beautiful place to live, but also a healthier one. So don't hesitate, add some greenery to your home today and enjoy the many benefits that low maintenance plants have to offer.

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