Plant Parenthood Made Effortless: 11 Low-maintenance Plants For Beginners

Last updated on September 6th, 2023

Plants are a lot like pets. They need the right amount of care; in this case, sunlight, water, and fertilizer to thrive. Let’s not forget a healthy dose of love and affection! And yes, they make great house pets, as you don’t have to take them for a walk!

Coming to plants and home decor, every designer worth their salt will swear by plants as a quick-fix home decor element. While you would like nothing better for your home, if your thumb lacks the green tinge, you have a dilemma on your hands. But, no fear. We have your back with these hard-to-kill plants.

1. The peace lily

This gorgeous plant is very forgiving. It doesn’t need direct sunlight and loves the cozy indoors. What’s more, it’s easy to propagate more peace lilies from the mother plant. If the soil is moist, it doesn’t need to be watered.

2. The areca palm

Palms don’t need much care and are comfortable indoors as well as outdoors. Place it near the window so that it gets its daily dose of vitamin D. Water it a few times a week and you are good to go.

3. Succulents

These thorny wonders can be a bit temperamental, but once you get the hang of it, they can become your best friends. They need sunlight so a window sill is the perfect setting for this prickly customer. Resist the urge to water them frequently or you will face root rot.

4. Chinese money plant

Money plants are not as boring as they sound. There are many varieties to choose from and as they need next to no care, they are perfect for your home. Chinese money plants have cute round leaves and don’t need frequent watering.

5. The snake plant

These gorgeous plants add dignity to your decor with their proud spikey leaves. They are easy to grow and maintain as they don’t need a lot of watering. These are succulents too and thrive in places with less sunlight.

6. The aspidistra or cast iron plant


The name says it all. This sturdy plant is tolerant and hard to kill. It doesn’t like direct sunlight and needs water a couple of times a week only. It’s best to let the soil dry out before you water again.

7. The Boston Fern

The Boston Fern loves places with high humidity. While it is the perfect addition to your home decor, it is sure to add pizzazz to your bathroom design with its lush, wild growth pattern.

8. The heartleaf philodendron

The beauty of the cascading philodendron leaves is breathtaking. They are comfortable indoors but a bit of indirect sunlight will make them happy. Wait for the soil to dry out before you reach for your watering can.

9. The mini monstera

The monstera is a great beginner plant. They grow fast and love to climb. If you want your monstera to be happy, place it near a climbing frame for support. Indirect light suits this little fellow.

10. The ZZ plant

If you want your plant to make a statement, the ZZ plant is the best choice. Their thick and waxy leaves have unbeatable charm and are very resilient. As they grow new fronds quickly, they will keep adding interesting twists to your plant story. The same rule applies here too—resist over-watering.

11. The satin pothos

If you avidly follow our blogs, you will be familiar with the name pothos, a cute name for the money plant. The satin pothos, however, has splashes of silver on its leaves, making this an exciting buy. Medium or indirect sunlight suits these charmers. So how do you know when they are thirsty? The leaves will curl up.

Our thoughts

It’s almost impossible to go wrong with this collection of fiesty plants. But, just like your pet, they need a loving touch for them to thrive. We at love to add a bit of nature to our home decor, so you will find plenty of tips on plant care on our website.