So you’re someone who lives a fast paced life, and you enjoy the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Being a successful working professional also requires you to prioritise downtime, and taking care of a plant can be the best way to help your brain unwind from the day. If you have a bit of a green thumb but are worried about making time (or having energy) to look after some new plants, we’ve got you covered with a list of the easiest indoor plants to take care of. You’ll be able to add “green thumb” to your CV in absolutely no time at all. 


Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’

The Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ is a great choice because it is a low maintenance plant that can survive well in all types of lighting conditions. Commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen, these plants are usually admired for their variegated foliage over and above their somewhat insignificant flowers. Although you have to make sure that it has moist soil at all times, because it flourishes at room temperature this is pretty much the biggest consideration there is relative to this widely popular house plant.  


Howea Forsteriana

Although it might not look like it at first glance, the Howea forsteriana is easy to take care of. It’s elegant, sturdy palm is not only a metaphor for structure and stability: it is the epitome of these things. This plant can handle all kinds of lighting conditions (though we should digress that it prefers bright light), and is non-toxic to cats and dogs. That means that you can create your own “tropical paradise” theme in your house or apartment without having to worry about your pets latching onto a fallen leaf while you are at work.



Spathiphyllum ‘Sensation’

The Spathiphyllum ‘Sensation’ is a type of Peace Lily that is one of the most common houseplants around the world today. Most people are awestruck by it’s large, deeply ribbed leaves which truly make a statement no matter which room of your living space you leave it. This plant does well in and out of bloom and is in high demand because they survive anywhere from three to five years without having to be maintained all that much. Keep an eye out for their incredible white flowers once Spring starts to roll around. Remember that these should be kept away from cats at all times. 


Yucca Elephantipes

Last but not least, if you’re a busy working person but you want an indoor plant that is easy to take care of, try the Yucca Elephantipes. Its thick, multi-trunked stem with strap-like spineless leaves are one of nature’s most creative designs. Although they don’t do as well in low light conditions, these plants make up for it by being drought tolerant, pest resistant and super easy to propagate. A slow-growing champion that won’t let you down, try this plant if you’d like to have something to show off to your friends the next time they come for dinner.