10. Iron Plant
This plant gets its name from its resilience in the face of neglect. Even in darker conditions, these plants have been known to thrive.
9. Dracaena Lemon Lime
This colorful plant is another air purifier and it produces a lot of oxygen. In exchange, it doesn’t ask for much: just some sunlight and a little water.
8. Yucca Plant
Of all the plants on this list, this one requires the most watering--about twice as much water as most of them. It’s still not that hard to care for, though, and it looks awesome. They’re like spikier, smaller, slower growing palm trees.
Plants of this species are as diverse as they are easy to care for. Owners can let the topsoil dry out between waterings with no consequences. Be careful, though, these plants are poisonous to cats and dogs.
6. Spider Plant
Yet another air purifier. This plant looks like a snake plant with longer, droopier leaves, but the two are equally easy to care for, requiring little light and water.
5. ZZ Plant
This plant survives on a miniscule amount of water. Some people even recommend letting the soil completely dry out in between waterings. This plant, too, is a natural air purifier.
4. Snake Plant
This sharp, pointy plant is commonly called “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue,” and it is a natural air purifier. On top of that, it requires very little water and even less light to stay alive. Talk about low-maintenance.
3. Guiana Chestnut
This plant is one of the coolest looking low maintenance plants around, plus it’s commonly sold as a “money tree.” Their size varies quite a bit, but their ability to thrive on fluorescent lighting makes them the perfect houseplant.
2. Jade Plant
Some believe this plant brings good luck, so having it couldn’t hurt. Plus, if the plants are taken care of, they can live over 100 years. These plants are small and grow slowly, so naturally they don’t require a lot of watering.
1. Aloe Vera
This plant isn’t just tough looking (spiky) and easy to care for; it’s useful too. Break a blade off this spiky plant,squeeze the gel from it, and you’ve got a salve to treat cuts and burns.