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10 Easiest Plants To Grow Indoors

To this day, my favorite spot at home is a comfy armchair that faces my plant shelf.

I can’t imagine a better form of rest than sitting there, noticing new growth on my favorite plants, and just enjoying their silent company.

Even though they’re silent, I know they are alive.

I sense them, and they can sense me too.

It’s a great company.

However, the thought of keeping plants alive indoors to many people sounds scary.

This is especially true if your past plant care experiences have been less than successful.

It’s okay, no one is a perfect gardener, no matter what they say.

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of plants you choose to care for.

Thankfully, the world of indoor plants is full of options that are forgiving and adaptable to less-than-ideal conditions.

In this article, I will show you the ten easiest plants to grow indoors.

They are perfect for anyone who appreciates a plant company but doesn’t want to devote all attention to them.

 

10 Easiest Plants To Grow Indoors

 

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

healthy snake plant or Sansevieria

This adorable plant is sometimes called the “mother-in-law’s tongue.”

I sure hope your mother-in-law has a normal-sized tongue, though.

Jokes aside, snake plant, or Sansevieria, is perfect for both plant hobby beginners and those who lack the time or energy to care for it.

The snake plant is simply undemanding.

It’s content in corners with low light.

It requires watering only when its soil becomes completely dry (which isn’t very often, unless you live in a very hot climate).

It looks effortlessly stylish in any room corner.

What’s more to ask for?

 

2. Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Tropical 'Epipremnum Aureum Marble Queen' pothos plant

Pothos has lush, heart-shaped leaves and cascading vines, growing like weeds!

It’s remarkably forgiving if you forget to water it and can thrive in various lighting conditions, from low to bright, indirect light.

Pothos can also be grown both in water and soil, making it super versatile and easy to propagate.

Place this buddy high on a shelf or in a hanging basket to watch its vines gracefully drape down, adding a touch of elegance to your room.

 

3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

pretty hanging spider plant with hanging baby plants

The spider plant is another prizewinner of the easiest plants to grow indoors.

Known for its legendary adaptability and resilience, spider plants are constantly growing spider-like offsprings, that resemble spiders.

That is, it’s a plant with reproductive abilities!

They are such prolific producers of baby plants that you can easily expand your indoor garden or share the offsprings with friends.

Caring for this plant is easy.

It prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight but can adapt and tolerate lower light conditions too.

Watering is occasional, and it’s forgiving if you sometimes forget.

 

4. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia or Zanzibar gem)

zanzibar gem, zz plant, zamioculcas

ZZ plants are one of the easiest plants to grow because they are practically indestructible.

They thrive in low-light conditions and require minimal watering, making them ideal for spaces with little natural light.

Their glossy leaves always look adorable, and their slow growth means they won’t need frequent repotting.

If you want to, you can even grow this plant in water, without any soil at all!

It is so resilient that it adapts to any conditions.

That’s why I love this plant so much.

I want to be like it.

 

5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

peace lily as one of the easiest plants to grow indoors

Peace lily is definitely a favorite among plant lovers.

Like blooming white orchids, peace lilies add a delicate touch with their white blooms and lush, dark green leaves.

It’s an elegant, effective air-purifying plant that thrives in medium to low light conditions and loves humidity (making it one of the best plants for bathrooms).

If you are a serial overwaterer, here’s something you will love.

It’s hard to overwater or underwater your peace lily because it always signals when it’s thirsty by drooping its leaves. 

That really helps to take the guesswork out of watering.

 

6. Aloe Vera

aloe vera plant being repotted

Aloe vera is a classic, retro, lovely, very easy-to-care-for plant that has been in American homes for generations.

Your grandparents probably still have or had at least one of these thick-leaved friends around (and they do stick around!).

Aloe plants love bright, indirect sunlight and require watering only when the soil is completely dry.

After all, all the thickness in aloe vera’s leaves is water.

The plant stores water to survive a long time without hydration.

In addition to its proven healing properties (it’s great for cuts and burns), the aloe vera plant’s spiky, sculptural leaves look stunning in any room.

 

7. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

rubber plant ficus

The rubber plant is another beauty with large, glossy leaves that resemble rubber.

Though those leaves can get massive sometimes, this plant will bring you lots of joy with its fast, easy, constant growth.

It prefers indirect light and occasional watering, making it a really low-maintenance option.

The rubber plant can grow quite large, but you can easily manage its size with occasional pruning.

Overall, it’s a great choice for adding a nice, thick, green-leaf touch to your home without overwhelming yourself.

 

8. Philodendron

philodendron as one of the easiest plants to grow indoors

Philodendrons (and their endless varieties) are also among the easiest plants to grow indoors.

These plants grow fast and easily, thrive in medium indirect light, but can also adapt to lower light levels.

Varieties with bigger leaves, like Gloriosum, Xanadu, Pink Princess and Verrucosum, will appreciate some humidity that you can create with the most straightforward air humidifier.

They are also easy to propagate, so you can expand your collection or share some philodendron babies with friends.

 

9. Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

crasula ovata jade plant

The Jade plant is actually a succulent with thick, glossy leaves that look like jade stones.

These plants are sturdy, grow slowly, and can live for many years, becoming a long-lasting companion.

The older they are, the more they resemble a tree (like a bonsai), so it’s worth sticking with this guy for a long time.

It prefers bright indirect light and minimal watering, making it a perfect match for sunny windowsills (and tired plant carers).

 

10. English Ivy (Hedera helix)

english ivy hanging plant in a pot

Another of the easiest plants to grow indoors and outdoors, English ivy has a classic, romantic look with its delicate leaves and trailing vines.

It’s a “plant with a past,” often associated with academia and the ivy-clad walls of prestigious universities.

To me, a nice ivy always evokes a sense of tradition and endurance.

Ivy can be grown as a hanging plant or trained to climb a trellis or shelf – they easily find a spot to grab onto.

This cute plant prefers moist soil and indirect light, making it a bit more attention-demanding than some other plants on this list.

However, it’s still relatively easy to care for when compared to other houseplants.

 

The Easiest Plants To Grow Indoors: Conclusion

 

Building a plant collection shouldn’t feel like a chore.

Otherwise, what’s the point of such a hobby?

What I love about these low-maintenance houseplants is that they don’t require you to transform into a plant expert overnight.

Instead, you can enjoy the simple act of nurturing, however minimal the effort might be.

I hope you will give these sturdy buddies a chance.

Hi! I am a plant lover and houseplant hobbyist. My favorite plants are hoyas, peperomias, pothos, philodendrons, cacti, succulents... Who am I kidding. I love them all! You can learn more about me here.

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