Light levels, when to water, do they need humidity or not. It's a lot to take in if you're yet to start out in the world of houseplant care. We understand that it can be disappointing too, when you get a plant and it just doesn't last.

Fear not... 

If you want to add a touch of green to your home but are new to plant parenthood, there are a number of low maintenance plants that you may want to start with. They are forgiving if you don't quite get the care requirements right, giving you a boost as you take your first steps to becoming a fully fledged plant-aholic. 

Here's our top pick of the low maintenance plants you need in your home. 

Prayer Plant (Maranta Fascinator)

With stunning variegated foliage, the Prayer Plant has leaves that lie flat during the day and fold upward at night, as if in prayer, hence it common name, prayer plant. 

Ceropegia Woodii (String of Hearts)

One of the Best Sellers for Pretty Cactus Plants, the String of Hearts is a great fail-safe for any new plant parent. It is a very fast grower and with a little care, it will thrive in a small pot for years.

Sanseviera (Snake Plant)

The snake plant featured on pretty much every blog post we write. It really is the perfect 'all rounder' in terms of plants. Pop it anywhere in your home and forget about it. It will tolerate all light levels, but the key with this is to not overwater it. 


We can't write a blog without mentioning cacti. These really are the perfect low maintenance plant for beginners. They will ne slow to grow, so there is no need to repot anytime soon. You can leave them for weeks without water too. So long as these guys get 4 hours of sunlight a day, they are happy. 

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia (ZZ Plant) 

The ZZ has been popular houseplant in the UK since its introduction by Dutch nurseries in 1996. This leafy-green-lovely tolerates neglect, doesn't mind a drought and accepts low-light conditions.

There you go - 5 plants which are low maintenance and great for new-plant-parents. 


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