6 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants for Busy Lifestyles

6 Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants for Busy Lifestyles

Do you dream of having a house filled with greenery but worry you don't have the time or magic touch to keep plants alive? 

Well, fret no more! 

Many easy-to-care-for indoor plants thrive even with a little neglect. These low-maintenance houseplants are perfect for busy lifestyles or those just starting with plant parenthood. 

And because we at Terra Plants & Flowers like to make things easy for you, we've come up with a list of our top 6 easiest indoor plants. These are such beginner-friendly plants; they practically grow themselves!

Our 6 Easiest Indoor Plants 

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

The ZZ plant is a champion of low-maintenance houseplants. 

This architectural beauty features glossy, dark green leaves that grow on upright stems. It's a slow grower but can reach up to about 90 cm (ca. 3 feet) tall indoors.

It tolerates low light conditions and infrequent watering like a champ. In fact, you might even forget to water it occasionally, and it won't complain! Only water it when the soil feels dry; overwatering can cause root rot.

The ZZ plant is a great choice for busy folks or those who tend to underwater their plants.

Philodendron (Philodendron spp.)

Hundreds of philodendron varieties are available, each with its unique charm.

These climbing or trailing plants typically feature heart-shaped or lobed leaves in a range of green shades.

Philodendrons are relatively low-maintenance plants that thrive in moderate light and only need water when the soil’s top 2 cm feels dry.

They're a great choice for adding a tropical feel to any room.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

This popular plant is known for its tall, upright leaves with a sword-like shape. Snake plants come in various shades of green, some with yellow or white variegation, adding a touch of modern style to any room. 

They're tough as nails and can survive in bright or low light and infrequent watering. Stick your finger in the soil, and if it feels dry, give it a drink. That's all there is to it!

Best yet, they're known for improving indoor air quality!

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos is a classic for a reason! 

This vining plant with lush, heart-shaped leaves comes in many varieties with different green, white, and yellow variegations. 

Pothos is incredibly forgiving and can thrive in both bright and low-light conditions. Water it when the top 2 cm of soil feels dry, and let the pot drain completely to avoid root rot.

Pothos, another air-purifying plant, is a great choice for hanging baskets or letting it climb a moss pole.

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

The jade plant is a succulent, known for its plump, oval-shaped leaves that resemble miniature jade stones.

This low-maintenance plant enjoys bright, indirect light and occasional watering. In fact, it's better to underwater a jade plant than overwater it. When thirsty, the leaves wrinkle slightly, letting you know it's time for a drink.

With proper care, these beauties can live for many years and even produce small white or pink flowers in the spring.

Air Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

Air plants are special because they don't need soil to grow! 

These wispy, sculptural plants absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. Once a week, soak them in water for a few hours and let them dry. 

Air plants are great for terrariums or adding a touch of green to small spaces.

Terra Plants & Flowers Can Help You Grow 

Terra Plants & Flowers carries a wide variety of these easy-to-care-for indoor plants, and our staff can answer any questions you have about plant care. 

We also offer same-day delivery in Ottawa, so you can have your new leafy friend on your doorstep in no time! 

Why not stop by or browse our selection online? 

We have everything you need to create your own indoor jungle, even if you're a self-proclaimed plant killer.

Find your new plants today!