Top 10 Easiest Houseplants to Grow
1. Snake plant
Snake plant, also known as Sansevieria trifasciata, is one of the most popular houseplants used as home decor. It has evergreen sword-shaped leaves that grow erect, and could almost be mistaken as artificial foliage.
Even though they are most appealing, snake plants are easy to care for, and require only little water to survive.
Care tip: Divide and repot during in the spring. Cut out a section containing both leaves and roots and place in a pot with well-draining potting mix.
Pothos, many times called the Devil’s ivy or Money plant, is one of the easiest plants to grow. It is a great plant for beginner gardeners and people who don’t have time to care for plants.
Care tip: Keep Pothos in bright, indirect light. They will tolerate low light, but will not grow vigorously and may lose some or all of the green pigments in their leaves.
3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is arguably one of the most popular and easiest houseplants to grow, even if you’re someone who forgets to water plants but loves to have their appeal.
This succulent plant is hydrated and doesn’t need much water to survive.
Care tip: To ensure that you’re not overwatering your Aloe vera, allow the top third of the potting soil to dry out between waterings. For example, if your plant is kept in 6 inches of potting soil, allow the top 2 inches to dry out before watering again. (Stick your finger in the soil to test its dryness.)
Here is another plant that won’t consume your time for its care.
They can thrive in many weather conditions – moderate-to-high room humidity, temps in the 18˚C-30˚C. However, it’s best to water Monstera’s soil as soon as it dries out (max. twice a month).
Care tip: Monstera thrives best bright to indirect sunlight. Intense, direct light might be harsh on it.
5. Peace lily
Peace lily is a popular choice for homes and offices; a vibrant, tropical plant that can add life to any space. Peace lily has white blooms that generally appear in the spring as bracts.
Growing Peace lily is PEACEFUL, as you wouldn’t need to water it often.
Care tip: Peace lily is a tropical plant, so keep them in temperatures above 16˚C and away from cold, drafty windows. They do best in temperatures upwards of 21˚C.
6. ZZ plant
ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), also known as Zanzibar Gem, is a houseplant with wide, dark green leaves that are attractive to the eye. They are popularly found in offices and homes, as they are believed to have favourable traits like increased productivity for workers.
ZZ plant doesn’t suck up water rapidly, so one doesn’t need to frequently water it.
Care tip: If the ZZ plant gets underwatered and its potting mix dries out, it may wilt, and its leaves get wrinkled. Avoid underwatering/overwatering.
7. Spider plant
Spider plant is an adaptive houseplant and very easy to grow. It popular for its air purifying quality, and you can always find it in many offices and homes nowadays.
Being an easy-to-grow plant, the Spider plant do well in indirect light and infrequent watering.
Care tip: Spider plant likes fertilizing. Fertilize up to twice a month in the spring and summer; however, avoid over-fertilization.
8. Heartleaf Philodendron
The Heartleaf Philodendron, being an easy-to-grow plant, is an ideal houseplant for many people.
Philodendrons will thrive in indirect light and low humidity found in most homes.
Care tip: Water every 1-2 weeks in the summer.
Dracaena is a tropical shrub with ornamental foliage in beautiful colour patterns. It is a popular houseplant for its ability to improve air quality by purification.
It also requires minimal care, making it an easy-to-grow plant.
Care tips: Do not overwater, as it may cause root rot.
10. Ponytail palm
Other names for this plant are ‘bottle palm tree’ and ’elephant foot tree’, although it is neither a palm nor a tree. Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it visually stunning.
It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow.
Care tip: Ponytail palms prefer to have as much light as possible, so place the plant in a bright location. Bright, indirect sunlight is best.
Easy-To-Grow Houseplants to Buy
- Aloe Vera (Small)
Aloe Vera plants are one of the easiest plants to maintain, while they offer great benefits, including medical-related uses.
They are naturally cool and moisturizing, so they don’t require extra care. You can water them every 3-4 days.
- Dracaena Compacta
The Dracaena Compacta plant too won’t swallow up your time for maintenance. If you’re someone who loves plants’ beauties, but prefers to give them minimal attention, this plant is an amazing go-to.
- Zanzibar Gem (Small)
Either the appeal or low-maintenance of this plant (or both), makes it popular to grow in homes and offices.
Zanzibar Gem, also known as ZZ plant, is an evergreen houseplant that requires only the minimum of your time, but would still be very much elegant.