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11 low-maintenance plants that will instantly brighten your space

Almost anyone can grow these plants.
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Not everyone can boast a green thumb — despite indoor gardening being so popular during the pandemic. According to a previous article by Bloomberg and the National Gardening Association, millennials have been credited with reinvigorating the demand for houseplants in recent years.

Where do you start? Keeping an indoor plant alive — let alone thriving — can seem like a daunting task. How do you find the right one? How often does it need to be watered? Do I keep it in the sun or shade? The list goes on.

Luckily, becoming a plant parent is a whole lot easier than you may think. Buying plants online can be as easy as clicking on your favorite blooms and entering your address for delivery. Here are a few popular companies that will send low-maintenance plants right to your door.

The Sill

The Sill aims to make finding the perfect plant as easy as possible, offering a range of options as well as all of the tools and supplies you'll need to properly care for your new leafy friend. The company also has a virtual consultation feature that can help you learn all the tips and tricks to care for your plant. For today only, to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day, The Sill will throw in a free snake plant when you purchase one of its Grant or Hyde planters.

Pilea Peperomioides

This pet-friendly option is known for its adorable green coin-shaped leaves. Set it in medium to bright indirect light for it to thrive, though this hearty “money plant” can tolerate a few hours of direct light.

Philodendron Green

If you're just starting your foray into houseplants, the philodendron is a great place to start. The plant will grow fairly quickly and likes bright indirect light the best. Get ready to watch this plant flourish!

Organic Potting Mix

While you're stocking up on all these great plants, don't forget the potting mix! This mix is perfect for all your repotting needs and works particularly well for tropical plants.


Bloomscape grew out of five generations of greenhouse growers, so it's no wonder that the brand has perfected delivering healthy plants to your doorstep. Bloomscape also has a dedicated team ready to answer all your pressing plant questions.

Red Prayer Plant

This one is easy to care for and even has a pop of color! This plant has two-toned leaves and comes with a pot — and low light will be just fine.

Hedgehog Aloe

This striking succulent is perfect for a touch of plant life in your home. It will do best in bright indirect light or full sun, though it's known for being very forgiving.

Tough Stuff Collection

Calling all beginners — this collection is made just for you! These three small plants require such minimal care that they basically take care of themselves.

The Bouqs Company

According to its website, Bouqs Company aims to bring "romance and delight back to what was once a noble exchange: the giving and receiving of flowers." The brand also has great gifts for every occasion.


It's easy to see where the nickname "flamingo flower" came from when you look at this beauty. This plant is perfect if you're looking for some dynamic color and unique leaves.


The snake plant features green and bright yellow leaves that will add a unique touch to your plant collection and décor. It also comes with a chic metallic pot.

Urban Stems

Urban Stems may be best known for its wide assortment of flowers, but the brand also has an array of plant and succulent options. Many of them come in fun planters, making them a great choice for gifting or buying for yourself.

The Cathy

Cathy may look like she lives a life of luxury, but really, she doesn't need much in order to thrive. The xerographic air plant's leaves curl around the pot as it grows, making it a truly unique pick.

The Phoebe

It doesn't get more low-maintenance than a succulent. This one does best in direct light, but can tolerate bright to medium indirect light as well. Not to mention, it comes pre-planted in an adorable unicorn pot — how could you resist?


Terrain has just about anything plant-related you can think of! The site features seeds, bouquets, wreaths and faux plants if the real thing isn't your style.

Vriesea Hieroglyphica

If you're looking for something unique and fun, this is the plant for you. They're generally pretty easy to care for, though they prefer humid environments.

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