Green thumb or not, these indoor plants tough enough to withstand (almost) any neglect from their owners.
Not to mention a little bit of indoor plants can completely change how your space feels and add a bit of oxygen.
Here are our top plants:
Save some room on your windowsill and tuck this
low-light variety in an unloved corner. Just be warned: Dracaena marginata is toxic to both dogs and cats, so keep pets far away.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
These trendy trees have more than just lush foliage going for them. Their hardy disposition can adapt to most bright locations (minus direct sunlight). Water generously in the summer and slow it down when winter comes.
More commonly known as money tree, Pachira aquatica frequently features a braided trunk. You’ll want to stick it in a spot with bright, indirect light and water frequently — its native habitat is a swamp.
What’s better than one spider plant? Lots of spider plants. The fast-growing shoots actually produce little “babies” you can re-pot for added greenery elsewhere. Just stick to well-lit spots, and don’t forget weekly watering.
Its spiky leaves certainly look cool, and they’ll really thrive on your desk or bedside table. Aloe loves indirect light, plus a good soak every week or two.
Mother-in-law’s tongue (one of many sansevierias) is tough to kill. “Those can go for a month without water,” says Nejman. The leaves are typically tall, stiff, and vertical, earning it the other nickname “snake plant.”
Let Us know which ones you end up putting in your home.