Low-Maintenance House Plants That are Great for Urban Living

Last week, I bought myself my first house plant. The reason I waited so long is because I was always under the assumption that plants needed constant care and attention. One day while browsing through Home Depot (my weekly regimen), I found myself walking through the garden section. I saw a tag on a plant that said low light and assumed this meant it didn’t need sunlight to survive. I ended up talking with an employee for over 15 minutes discussing low-light plants and what they need to survive.

Not only will plants blend in with any design, but they have amazing health benefits as well. Below I’ve compiled a list of some low-maintenance house plants that will add some life and character to your space:

Peace Lily:

This is the plant I decided on getting! A Peace Lily only needs watering once a week or when the soil becomes completely dry. This plant does not need sun to survive so you can keep it anywhere in your home. A fun fact about this plant is that it’s one of the top air-cleaning plants.


This is one of the most popular house plants. It needs watering just once a week and doesn’t need direct sunlight to survive. A Pothos also has great air-cleaning qualities!


Also known as cactus, Cacti plants are fabulous for those who want a plant with virtually no maintenance. All Cacti needs is sunlight and a watering just one a month.

Areca Palm:

Want to add some tropical flare into your space? This is great option if you’re looking for a floor-plant. An Areca Palm doesn’t need direct sunlight to survive and only needs watering when the soil is dry.

Rubber Tree:

This is a great option for those who want a floor plant but don’t have the largest space. To keep a Rubber Tree from growing too big, just cut off the long stems. Keep this plant near a window and only water it when the soil becomes completely dry.

Before buying a plant, please make sure to check out the toxicity of it, especially if you have pets or children.


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xo, Chelsey

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