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Low-Maintenance Houseplants You Can Easily Grow

Not everyone has the skills – or time or even desire – to take care of houseplants that need constant maintenance and care. If you're looking for plants that practically take care of themselves, you want to consider the following low-maintenance houseplants.

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig is a highly adaptable plant with vibrant green leaves.

It can thrive in almost any lighting environment – except direct sunlight.

It prefers to be watered frequently in the summer and less often in the wintertime due to the less warm environment.

2. Pachira Aquatica

Also called Guiana Chestnut, this plant has a unique braided trunk with vibrant, long green leaves that grow best in indirect light.

Pachira Aquatica should be watered frequently to mimic its native swamp habitat, and you can also give it a misting if the leaves appear too dry at times.

3. Kalanchoe

For anyone who wants a beautiful household plant with minimal effort, Kalanchoe will fit the bill.

This plant features light, vibrant green leaves with beautiful blossoms that can bloom all year round thanks to the plant's high water retention.

It can thrive in any climate and even colder temperatures.

4. Begonia

Begonias are beautiful flowering plants, almost surprisingly easy to grow.

Begonias need only occasional watering in order to thrive, and they do best in indirect sunlight.

Begonia blossoms can be various shades, including pinks, reds, and oranges.

5. Mother-in-law's Tongue

This cheekily named succulent is so-called because it is extremely difficult to kill.

Also famous as the Snake Plant, this plant can go up to a month without being watered, and its sturdy, stiff leaves can withstand most temperature swings.

6. Cast-Iron Plant

The Cast-Iron Plant truly lives up to its name: it can survive infrequent watering, low-quality soil, low light conditions, and even temperature swings.

This plant can feature either light or dark green leaves with tapered edges.

7. Schefflera

Schefflera is a cheerful looking evergreen shrub which has smooth green leaves that grow in a flower-like pattern from the tip of the stem.

Schefflera can withstand infrequent watering and low sunlight, though it will grow slowly in these conditions.

8. Crown of Thorns

The Crown of Thorns is a beautiful succulent which features vibrant green stems with flowering blossoms in shades of red, pink, and white.

The Crown of Thorns doesn't need much watering at all and can blossom all year round.

9. Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid is a tropical orchid with a highly unique appearance.

This orchid features light purple blossoms with dark veins and a deep red center.

Phalaenopsis Orchids require humid environments to thrive, so they need to be watered more often in a dry environment.

10. Ponytail Palm

The Ponytail Palm is a slow-growing palm plant which has distinct long, dark green leaves that protrude from the center like a ponytail.

This plant grows slowly and thrives in a sunny window without overwatering.

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