Top 11 Low Maintenance Houseplants

ZZ plants are perfect for those new to plant care. They require minimal watering and maintenance, making them worry-free options.

ZZ Plant

Spider plants are exceptionally resilient and easy to care for, making them great for beginners. They thrive in various conditions and are reminiscent of indoor monkey grass.

Spider Plant

Succulents have gained popularity for their beauty and ease of care. Despite their Instagram-worthy status, they are excellent choices for beginners, needing only adequate light and minimal watering.


Pothos, also known as devil's ivy, are forgiving plants that come in various colors and patterns. They require minimal care and can thrive even with occasional neglect.


Lucky bamboo is a hassle-free plant that can thrive in water without soil. It requires minimal attention, making it perfect for those who want zen vibes without much effort.

Lucky Bamboo

Cacti are succulents known for their resilience and drought tolerance. They require minimal watering and are ideal for beginners, especially those prone to over-watering.


Philodendrons are similar to pothos in behavior and are great options for beginners looking to graduate to slightly more challenging plants. They offer variety in size and shape.


The Swiss-cheese plant, or Monstera deliciosa, is a resilient choice for beginners. It thrives in different lighting conditions and forgives occasional watering lapses.

Swiss-Cheese Plant

Monstera plants are resilient and can thrive in various conditions. They grow rapidly and are forgiving of occasional neglect, making them perfect for beginner and experienced plant parents alike.


Snake plants, or 'mother-in-law's tongue,' thrive in low-light conditions, making them ideal for windowless bathrooms.

Snake plant