Are you looking for low-maintenance indoor plants? That’s my specialty. Here I give you a list of the best low-maintenance indoor plant I ever know. Check it out!
Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)
Since one of the two Ponytail Palms in our house is almost 15 years old, I ranked it as the best low-maintenance indoor plant. During the crazy busy years of having babies and working full time, this plant has survived the hardest conditions possible; it has been moved several times in different light conditions, moved with us to our new home 9 years ago, and barely received any water or care. It’s all happening without any indication of distress!
This plant proved so hardy that I bought a second one for our pony wall (no pun intended) between the Living Room and Dining Room. We chose this plant because not only is it hardy, but it’s also aesthetically pleasing and highly decorative. I think this is an absolute no-brainer! Plants like this can’t be killed, unless you leave your house! In addition, as a succulent, it requires little water, every two to three weeks. The plant flourishes in bright, indirect sunlight without the necessity of high humidity. You can keep the Ponytail Palm near your cat without worrying about it being poisonous!
Snake Plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This is another of my favorite low-maintenance indoor plants. I had been hesitant to buy this plant because the colors they usually come in aren’t something I like. However, I fell in love with the colour combination of this Snake Plant (Sansevieria Silver Queen); dark green and silver! Snake plants are beneficial in many ways. The plants thrive in any type of lighting, which is perfect if you want a plant in a dark space in your house! In general, they require very little watering, about once every two to three weeks.
- They clean the air, making them excellent for bedrooms!
- They thrive in humid environments.
- They are resistant to pests, keeping unwanted bugs and insects out of your home.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)
A good example of a low-maintenance indoor plant is the ZZ Plant. In 12 years, our ZZ Plant grew incredibly large. I bought it back in 2008 as a small plant in a 6″ pot. It’s been replanted at least three times already. Consequently, it has endured several changes to location, care, and circumstance, as has the Ponytail Palm.
Our puppy chewed through all of this plant during his “chewing everything” phase…and despite the sap being mildly toxic to pets, there weren’t any issues with our puppy. I couldn’t find any other place to put it to keep it away from our dog, so I left it on the porch for a while…maybe too long and it didn’t like it! The plant all drooped when I brought it inside in the fall, and many of its stems had turned yellow. Then, after bringing it inside, I put it on a sturdy plant stand, and it recovered beautifully, giving me a lot of new stems.
Malls often have this plant since it thrives in dark areas and needs little water. However, I found that this plant still liked bright light! The ZZ Plant requires watering every 2 weeks but can go longer without a drop of water as it stores water in its stems.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
Known for their adaptability and hardiness, Spider Plants are among the best low-maintenance indoor plants that are ideal hangers for moderate to low light environments. They are virtually impossible to kill, and for this reason we highly recommend them as low maintenance indoor plants for Black Thumbs.