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10 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants All Plant Parents Need

Calling all gardeners! We found 10 low-maintenance houseplants sold on Amazon.com that will beautify your home or workspace.

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Succulents

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. $16 on Amazon.com.

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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. $40 on Amazon.com.

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Heart Leaf Philodendron

If you love houseplants, you’ll adore this adorable, easy-to grow houseplant with heart-shaped leaves. A philodendron is an ideal choice for trailing out of a hanging basket. Just remember not to place it in your brightest sunny window—it doesn’t like direct sun. $13 on Amazon.com.

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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. $49 on Amazon.com.

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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. $35 on Amazon.com.

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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. $20 on Amazon.com.

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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 carefree, as they absorb sunlight and water through their leaves. $11 on Amazon.com.

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Mini Cacti

This set of four cute little 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. $18 on Amazon.com.

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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. $14 at Amazon.com.

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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. $30 on Amazon.com.

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Lori Vanover
Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She enjoys growing vegetables in containers and raised beds and watching for birds in her backyard.