Easy Plants for a Busy Life


I love having plants in my house, because they are an inexpensive way to brighten and add some color to my neutral theme decor. Plus, the addition of plants have many other benefits, including purifying the air and reducing stress.

However, like with any living thing (which plants are), they can be pretty needy. Do they have enough water? How often do they need water? Are they in an area that gets enough sunlight, but not too much sun? See? So needy! Still, they are great to have and luckily there are plants that are perfect for those of us who like to look at and enjoy the presence of plants, but not do much to keep them alive and thriving. Pretty much me in every mandatory gym class I had to ever take in my life.

So, if you want to add more plants to your life, but are just too busy or lazy (that’s okay!) to deal with the constant neediness of a plant, check out these suggestions for low-maintenance plants that you can add to your home now.


One of my favorites plants is the sansevieria, also known as mother-in-law’s tongue. They can flourish in dark or sunny spots and need minimal water. Fool’s proof and very retro looking.

Aspidistra elatior pot

Looking for a plant that can stay indoors or outdoors? You should check out an aspidistra elatior, also known as a castiron plant. It requires low light and low water.


Aglaonema, also known as ‘Silver Queen’ or Chinese evergreen, can grow to be big and full foliage.  Also, they can grow to have hints or full on red leaves, which I love.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

If you are looking for a plant that gets tall, and I do mean tall. Check out the fiddle leaf tree, which can get up to 15 ft tall and 5 ft wide. It’s definitely the center of attraction for any room.


If there is a such thing as an “it” plant of the moment, then it’s definitely succulent plants. They come in various varieties and only request a sunny spot and an occasional sprinkle of water, which is me in the spring. Not only are they visually interesting, but they will last for years with little attention from you. Perfect.

Do you have any recommendations of easy plants for a busy life? Please share. The more the merrier…and easier.

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