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9 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants All Plant Parents Need

Calling all gardeners! We found the best low-maintenance houseplants that will beautify your home or workspace.

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If you’re a newbie plant parent, start out with this adorable 5-pack of succulents. They are super simple to grow, even if you really don’t have a green thumb. These come with a 30-day guarantee to give you more confidence. Check out these other succulents we love.

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Snake Plant

If you often forget to water, give this indestructible houseplant a try. Sansevieria, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, pretty much takes care of itself, even without fertilizer. And breath easy—this plant is also a powerful air purifier that removes many pollutants from your home or office. If you don’t have the greenest thumb, learn how to bring a plant back from the dead.

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Majesty Palm Tree

Even if you had to cancel your summer getaway due to the pandemic, you can still daydream about the tropics while admiring the lush foliage of this indoor palm tree. The plant stands approximately 3-foot tall, so it will fit perfectly on a tabletop. Looking for an addition to your collection of houseplants? Check out this cute dolphin succulent plant.

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Prayer Plant

Color lovers will flip over the tricolored foliage of Stromanthe sanguinea, also known as prayer plant. At night, the leaves fold up like hands folded in prayer. It grows well in bright light, but not direct sun. Here are some houseplants that will spruce up any room.

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Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree

Ficus lyrata is a type of fig tree native to western Africa. It’s easy to grow as an indoor houseplant, but it does need bright sunlight to thrive. If you do move it outside, make sure to protect it from frost. This is the best houseplant for you, according to your zodiac sign.

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Air Plants

These tropical plants are aptly named because they literally live on air—no soil required! Four plants arrive packaged in a lovely gift box, so they’re sure to boost the spirits of any lucky recipient. Air plants are nearly hands-off, as they absorb sunlight and water through their leaves. These houseplants are almost invincible.

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Mini Cacti

This set of cacti will cheer you up even on rainy days when you’re stuck inside.  They’re easy to grow, just place them in a sunny spot and a well-draining container. Keep these potted plants for your self or give them as housewarming gifts.

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Asparagus Fern

The wispy feather-like fronds of Asparagus plumosus look delicate and elegant. Despite the name, it’s not a fern. This fast-growing, low-maintenance plant actually belongs to the asparagus family. Check out more easy plants you can grow in containers.

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Flamingo Flower

Everyone will admire the bright red waxy “flowers” (actually leaves) on these beautiful houseplants. Anthurium need very little care, and they remove harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde, from indoor air. Next, read about more houseplants that will improve air quality.

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Lori Vanover
Lori has been a writer and editor for 16 years, fueled by plenty of coffee and chocolate. She hopes to retire someday and become a hot pepper farmer, cake decorator or barbecue pitmaster.