You want things to be easy because you have a busy life.

The last thing you need is a high maintenance indoor plant that takes up too much of your time.

Good thing for you, we’ve found five indoor plants that are not only low maintenance but prefer low light.

Plus, these five plants can improve your health and boost your mood at the same time!

 

This houseplant is an example of a low maintenance indoor plant that thrives in low light

In our “Low Maintenance Indoor Plants,” we’ll suggest 5 of our favorite indoor plants, how to best to care for each one, discuss their light needs, and pet safety levels.

This episode is meant for anyone looking for indoor houseplants that are super easy to care for.

Check out our podcast Show Notes below with the links to each of these 5 different plants!

Indoor Plants and Low Light

There are so many wonderful reasons to keep indoor plants in your home.

Luckily, it doesn’t matter what size your home is because most indoor plants thrive in lower light and can be grown anywhere.

For the most part, indoor plants tend to like temperatures of 55 degrees or higher and require either indirect or direct light, and possibly a combination of both.

Low Maintenance indoor plants might need direct sunlight

Indoor plants that need direct sunlight should be placed in a windowsill or other sunny location.

Direct Light vs. Indirect Light

Direct light means a plant needs to be placed in an indoor location where the sunlight directly shines on its’ leaves.

 

Examples of direct light placements are:

  • Windowsills
  • At main entrances directly facing the sun
  • Under large skylights
  • Any other location where the sun can directly hit the plant leaves.

 

Indirect light refers to light which means a plant needs to be placed in a location where the sunlight does NOT directly shine on the plants’ leaves.

Indoor plants that need indirect light can sit in corners or areas away from windows.

Indoor plants that require little to no direct sunlight are easy to place around your house.

Examples of indirect light placements are:

  • Just to the side of a door or window
  • In a room corner
  • On top of file cabinets or shelves

 

 

 

 

Types of Indoor Plants

Best indoor plants- Heart Leaf Philodendron from Amazon

The Heart Leaf Philodendron is a favorite in our house for its ability to thrive anywhere in the house!

Most houseplants offer tons of health benefits for you to enjoy in addition to their beauty and color.

Here are just a few of the many health benefits you could experience:

  • Improved air quality and air purification
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved mood
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Increased empathy

We favor houseplants that offer numerous health benefits, are low maintenance, need little light, and are safe for our young, curious dog.

In this podcast, we’ll discuss five examples for you to consider:

  • Spider Plant
  • Heart-Leaf Philodendron
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, or Snake Plant
  • Rubber Tree Plant, or Rubber Fig Plant
  • Jade Plant

 

Listen to this podcast to learn plant care tips for each of these plants as well as their light needs and pet safety.

 

 Low Maintenance Indoor Plants Episode Show Notes:

Today’s topic is Low Maintenance Indoor Plants That Thrive In Little to No Light

Click each picture below to link directly to Amazon so you can purchase these now!

  1. Spider Plant:
    • One of the most popular and easiest to care for indoor plants.
    • It resembles compact wide-leaved grass.
    • Thrives in low and indirect light and prefers to be hung versus on a shelf or windowsill.
      Spider plant found on Amazon is one of our 3 best indoor plants

      Spider Plant. Buy it now on Amazon by clicking the picture.

  2. Heart Leaf Philodendron: 
    • Another popular indoor house plant and very easy to care for.
    • The leaves actually resemble a heart-shape,
    • It produces flowers that are modified, spike-like leaves,  or what’s called a Spathe.
    • It is a trailing vine and will certainly grow out.
    • Prefers low light.
      Heart Leaf Philodendron found on Amazon is one of our 3 best indoor plants

      Heart Leaf Philodendron. One of the 3 best indoor plants. Click the image to link to Amazon so you can buy your own!

       

  3. The Snake Plant or Mother-In-Laws-Tongue:
    • A very popular indoor house plant that is super easy to care for.
    • It will multiply all by itself.
    • Its leaves resemble individual sword-like blades shooting right up out of the ground.
    • Its leaves are waxy and thick.
    • Prefers indirect low light levels
    • Its leaves can be multiple colors of green, yellow, and/or white.
    one of our 3 best indoor plants on Spoken Garden's podcast

    Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Click the image to link directly to Amazon.

     

  4. Rubber Tree Plant:
    • Is native to SE Asia
    • Very easy to maintain.
    • Needs moist, but not wet soil.
    • For light level, it needs bright indirect light.
    • This plant can reproduce by air-layering on stems for new roots for form and then cut and plant in a new pot.
    • Best location in your home is to either side of a large window or door, below a skylight, or other areas with bright indirect light.
    • For pets, it is toxic to dogs with ingestion leading to loss of appetite, vomiting, drooling, and diarrhea. Even rubbing up against the plant can cause skin inflammation.

  5. Jade Plant:
    • Is native to South Africa.
    • Is easy to maintain and needs to be treated as a succulent plant with infrequent light watering.
    • It likes direct full sun, but is ok with lots of bright indirect light.
    • It can reproduce by vegetative cuttings of stems with leaves or even just leaves.
    • The best location in your home is by pools, on windowsills, and decks outside in warmer times of the year.
    • For pets, it is toxic and can cause vomiting and incoordination.

There are so many other indoor house plants, but Allison and I really like these and we hope you do too!

If you are looking for other indoor plants check these out:

 

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Today’s Topic:

Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

Learn how you can easily care for your own indoor plants.


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Show Notes

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What You’ll Learn:

  • What defines an indoor plant and makes them different from outdoor plants (besides just the obvious)
  • Difference between direct and indirect light needs
  • Benefits of having indoor plants, including physical and mental health benefits
  • 5 specific indoor plants with a breakdown of their maintenance requirements, light needs, and pet toxicity levels.
  • Links to buy all 5 plants online (ship them to your house!)
  • Recommendations for indoor plant accessories, maintenance supplies, etc.

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