5 Low Maintenance Plants That Are Perfect for Indoor Decor

Written by Lucy Crawford

Plants are an easy way to spruce up your indoor decor and they can even help you breathe easier. Let’s face it though; you may not want one more thing in your life requiring attention and care. We’ve come to the rescue with a few low maintenance plants almost anyone can keep alive.

English Ivy

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Gardeners have a love-hate relationship with English Ivy because it grows quickly and destroys other vegetation. But its climbing vines are great for adding the right amount of greenery to a room. It also requires hardly any maintenance which makes it an excellent indoor plant. This plant likes its soil on the dry side, so water only when the soil is almost dry to the touch.

Jade Plant

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The jade plant is in the succulent category. It’s hardy, easy to care for and lives a long time. The thick stems and oval leaves make it look almost like a little tree, so it’s a fun addition to your indoor decor. Water it when the soil is almost dry on top. Jade plants also need sun so place them in rooms with south-facing windows.

Snake Plant/Mother in Law’s Tongue

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The snake plant is a long-time indoor favorite because it grows just about anywhere. The stiff, sword-like leaves blend well with modern decor. This plant is also tough to kill. You can underwater it, and it will survive. Only water when the top inch of the soil is dry.

Heartleaf Philodendron

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This plant also loves neglect and is very hard to kill. Bonus: the heart-shaped leaves remove toxins like formaldehyde from the air. They are poisonous, so keep them away from children and pets. Give them a good soak when watering, then let the top half of the soil get dry before you water again.

African Violet

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These pretty purple flowers will add color to any room, and you only need to water them once a week. Take care not to get water on the leaves because that could leave water spots.


Lucy Crawford

Lucy is a home design and DIY writer, and lover of herbal tea.  With her busy hands, she is always challenging herself with a new DIY project. She enjoys designing spaces where she can relax and enjoy a good book.


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