10 Indoor Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill

Updated: Nov. 30, 2023

Can't keep house plants alive for long? Even the anti-green thumb can handle one of these 10 easy-to-grow indoor plants.

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Snake Plant

The snake plant needs little water and doesn’t require an abundance of sunlight, so it makes a great winter indoor plant. Snake plants can even be left alone for a couple of weeks if you decide to escape to a warmer locale for a winter getaway. We’ve curated a list of the most popular indoor plants.

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is great for those summer sunburns! Aloe vera doesn’t need direct light, but it does need a warmer room. Try keeping it in a south- or west-facing part of your home. Water it just once a week as it prefers dry soil.

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Succulents can thrive with little water so they make the perfect plant for the forgetful. Try planting succulents in a DIY terrarium.

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Jasmine plants produce white flowers that you can easily train to grow around a hoop. They enjoy cooler temperatures at night and some daytime sunlight, making them a good option for winter growing.

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Staghorn Fern

You can keep a staghorn fern thriving with medium light and moderate moisture. These ferns do well in baskets hung from the ceiling.

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Zebra Plant

With its striped leaves, a zebra plant will add some personality to your space. Zebra pants do well in high humidity, so add one to your bathroom for a fresh look.

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Spider Plant

Spider plants are a popular indoor plant choice as they help improve the air quality of your home. This plant requires light so make sure it’s near a south- or west-facing window, but keep it out of direct light as the leaves can scorch. Water occasionally.

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If conditions are right for the cyclamen, the flowers can last a long time. Various colors are available, including red, purple, white and pink. A Christmastime favorite, cyclamens do well with filtered light and a temperature of no more than 65 degrees F. The soil should be kept moist.

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Peace Lily

The peace lily likes medium to low sunlight and it only needs water when the soil is dry. The peace lily is another popular choice for winter growing as it helps improve air quality.

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Streptocarpus, a.k.a. Cape Primrose, is a popular choice for indoor growing because the orchid-like flowers have a long bloom period. They thrive in indirect light and can come back to life if neglected for long periods of time.