7 Indoor Plants That Are Hard to Kill (Hopefully)

There are so many reasons to treat your space to an indoor houseplant. Studies show that house plants can actually boost your mood, increase creativity, reduce stress, and not to mention remove toxins from the air. Did I mention the aesthetics? Also, no millennial household or apartment is complete without one. In light of all the things that millennials are accused of “killing” from the market, plants are not one of them.

Keeping a living thing in your space can be daunting, but fear not. Here are some low-maintenance houseplants for beginner plant owners:

1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)


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Snake plants require medium indirect light but can tolerate low light. They don’t need to be watered very often and are known for purifying the air!

2. Devil’s Ivy (Pothos)


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Pothos aren’t fussy and are known to grow pretty quickly. They enjoy medium to low indirect sunlight.

3. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)


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Also known as pancake or UFO plants, Chinese money plants is an herb native to the Yunnan Province. They enjoy bright direct light (so keep this by a window) and it’s pet-friendly.

4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)


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Greener variations of Chinese evergreens do well in shade but the variegated, red to pink shades require brighter indirect sunlight. They are slow-growing!

5. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)


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ZZ plants are easy to take care of as they tolerate low light and don’t need much humidity. Don’t forget to water this one!

6. Aloe


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Perhaps known more famously for their medicinal anti-sunburn purposes, aloe plants are easy to care for! They don’t require frequent waterings and like direct or bright indirect light.

7. Philodendron Green


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The philodendron is a classic and cherished by many for its heart-shaped leaves. They do well indoors and are easily adaptable.

Something you may have noticed is that I left out calatheas and plants with vibrant non-green hues. Many indoor houseplants are calatheas, but as tropical plants, they require a lot of humidity and most likely need a humidifier depending on where you live. Plants that are variegated, or exhibit different colors (think Shiny Pokémon) require much more sunlight than their green counterparts!

Good luck with your new houseplants!

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