There’s nothing like lush house plants, whether they’re ultra-green and sleek or bold and flowering. But we often receive one question from those who aren’t home often: How can I enjoy these amazing house plants when I travel frequently, or don’t have a green thumb?
Thankfully, frequent travel is no problem. We’ve got you covered with our top 5 low-maintenance house plants, perfect for jetsetters and black thumbs alike.
A low-maintenance pick that’s also super healthful? Check. With the Cold Hardy Avocado Tree, home-grown avocados are possible, no matter where you live. Especially since this strong tree withstands frigid temperatures as low as 20 degrees and thrives with no-hassle care.
Simply plant your Avocado Tree in a container and bring it inside during the winter months – it will continue to grow as a vibrant, long-lasting house plant.
Need something a bit smaller for your home office or a tiny nook in the hall? The Aloe Vera fits the bill. It’s one of the top house plants for tight spaces and a true Jack-of-all-trades, especially when it comes to effortless elegance.
Pops of green with contrasting light spots make it eye-catching, plus it produces a super soothing gel as an added perk. And it’s completely low-maintenance because it’s a succulent and stores its own water.
It’s the cream of the crop for house plants: the Ficus. And thanks to its braided silhouette combined with its natural weeping foliage, the Braided Benjamina stands out with a laid-back twist.
Even better? It tolerates long periods with no sunlight and withstands the occasional freeze.
Originally grown under the canopies of African rainforests, the robust Fiddle-Leaf Fig Tree fits in perfectly with the natural light of your home. And not only is it one of the most popular house plants on the market (for good reason), but it’s also easy to maintain.
All you have to do is pay attention to the Fiddle’s leaves: Check their overall hue for good health. If your Fiddle-Leaf doesn’t get enough water, its new leaves will turn brown and drop. If your plant is overwatered, the oldest leaves (near the base) will turn brown and fall as well. It’s that simple!
5. Croton Mammy
Rich hues, redefined. The Croton Mammy is low-maintenance and lush, and it elevates the comforts of home while doubling as a conversation piece, all effortlessly.
Amazing green, yellow, red and purple leaves grow upward in a spiral-like silhouette, making the Croton one of our second-to-none house plants. Basically, it’s the epitome of tropical beauty, even through the winter.