The best indoor plants for people who suck at taking care of plants

All the plants on this list are easy going and can handle a bit of neglect, so will always look great in your home.
Keep a spray bottle handy and give it a spritz every so often — it'll love you for it.
Have some patience — those distinctive holes will develop as the plant matures over time.
Fast-growing, sun-loving, and easy to propagate plant that will grow just as well hanging as it will on a tabletop.

If you don’t have a green thumb and plants seem to wilt when you glance in their general direction, then this is the list for you. Whether you tend to forget that they’re there (that twig in a pot was once a flower, you know) or kill them with too much love, we promise that there is a plant out there that is right for you.

Simply breaking up with a high-maintenance plant and opting for a retro-tastic spider plant or trendy Swiss cheese plant could even lead to a new passion. Plus, plants help to make your space a bit more cheery and serve as a great backdrop to your Instagram shots.

千亿体育官网If you’re thinking about branching out and adding some new greenery to your life, we have some suggestions for the best indoor plants that basically thrive on neglect. We spoke to , Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, to get her input on which greenery would make the best plant pets. 

千亿体育官网These are the best indoor plants for people who suck at taking care of plants.

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The Good
Low maintenance • Fast-growing shoots can be propagated
The Bad
Can thrive a little too much
The Bottom Line
One of the easiest house plants to care for, especially if you pop it in a well-lit place.
Fast-growing, sun-loving, and easy to propagate plant that will grow just as well hanging as it will on a tabletop.
The humble is one of the easiest house plants to care for, especially if you pop it in a well-lit place. 
All you have to do is keep it well watered in the summer, then scale back its moisture in the winter. Misting the leaves every so often to increase humidity and keeping it above 7°C will ensure a happy plant and all you have to do is repot it if it thrives a bit too much.
“The fast-growing shoots actually produce little ‘babies’ which you can propagate giving you more spider plants to share with friends, says Kirsty Wilson, Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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The Good
Distinctive perforations • Don't need a lot of water
The Bad
Holes take time to develop
The Bottom Line
Impressive plant that develops distinctive perforations as it matures.
Have some patience — those distinctive holes will develop as the plant matures over time.
An Instagram favourite, every trendy house needs a — just skim the hashtag #monsteramonday for inspiration. 
It’s an impressive plant with its large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves, which develop their distinctive perforations as they mature. The plant likes a bright position in the home — but not direct sun — as well as damp soil, but not too wet, so go easy with that watering can. 
Monstera comes from tropical rainforests where its roots help it climb into the tree canopy, so if you want yours to be a prime specimen, “gently push the aerial roots into a moss-covered pole,” Wilson says. And don’t forget to show off its progress on Insta, obviously.

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The Good
Gives off oxygen • Doesn't need a lot of water
The Bad
Needs a big pot
The Bottom Line
Fast grower likes a light spot shaded from the sun, and loves a bit of central heating
Super fast growing and almost impossible to kill.
If the (also known as mother-in-law's tongue) is good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for your home. The US space agency used the plant in its famous because of its natural capacity to convert poisonous substances into oxygen, and it’s a great choice for bedrooms because unlike other plants, this one gives off oxygen while you sleep. 
A snake plant needs a big pot because it’s a fast grower, likes a light spot shaded from the sun, and loves a bit of central heating. 
“This plant is originally from the desert so don’t give loads of water — allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between waterings,” Wilson says. “Better too little water than too much.” 

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The Good
Looks great in hanging baskets • Fast growing
The Bad
Needs trimming
The Bottom Line
String of hearts love to be in bright light (but out of the direct sun) and away from drafts.
A unique and intriguing option that's perfect for a hanging planter, plus it'll even flower if you treat it right.
Love is in the air with this unusual plant and its heart-shaped leaves.
plants are popular on Instagram and look great in a macramé hanging basket. The plant itself is fast growing but you can easily trim it back if it becomes too straggly to make it look good on a perfectly curated shelf. 
String of hearts love to be in bright light (but out of the direct sun) and away from drafts. Wilson says: “String of hearts is extremely easy to look after and very tolerant of neglect, but give it too much water and kiss it goodbye.” 

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The Good
Easy to propagate
The Bad
Needs to kept away from drafts
The Bottom Line
The little plant will keep growing coins if it’s kept out of strong sunlight and drafts, and isn’t left sitting in water.
A great plant for anyone with kids, as you can quickly and easily propagate new plants from its many offshoots.
Sadly, keeping a won’t make you rich, but its coin-shaped leaves appear to stack on top of each other as they grow, which is cute. 
“It’s a quirky looking plant referred to by some as a friendship plant because it propagates so easily and quickly,” Wilson explains. The little plant will keep growing coins if it’s kept out of strong sunlight and drafts, and isn’t left sitting in water. So the best way to keep it alive is to let the soil dry out between waterings. Unlike with saving money, less is more here.
To propagate the babies, use a clean, sharp knife to cut out the offshoots, then pot in clean, moist soil. It should take root within a few days. 

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The Good
Pretty • Filters toxins
The Bad
Avoid direct sunlight and warmer rooms
The Bottom Line
Full clump of soft and dark pointed leaves with elegant white bracts in between.
Keep a spray bottle handy and give it a spritz every so often — it'll love you for it.
The stylish is native to the tropical rainforests of Colombia and Venezuela. It offers a full clump of soft, dark pointed leaves with elegant white bracts in between. “These are often thought to be flowers, but the actual flowers are small and on the spike (also called the ear),” Wilson says. 
As well as being pretty, the plant filters toxins from the air, so why not pop one on your desk and takes some deep breaths? Peace lily likes a bright spot (but not in full sun) as well as warmer rooms. 
A plant spray or mild shower will make the peace lily think it’s back in the rainforest and you should remove wilted flowers to encourage the plant to bloom for longer. It’s definitely a pretty pick.