You don't need to be a houseplant expert to bring some tranquility to your indoor space with lush, verdant plants. The secret to houseplant success is simple—start with easy-going, healthy plants. Low-maintenance houseplants that are grown by experts like our own Monrovia craftsmen are simply the best way to start filling your home with beautiful plants that last.
We invite you to start (and continue) your indoor plant journey with these 15 beautiful, easy-care houseplants. Our top choices include houseplants in a variety of categories, including large plants, succulents, and plants for low-light settings.
Why look for houseplants in the green Monrovia pot at your local garden center? The answer will be obvious when you compare them to others you see. Monrovia houseplants are grown by experienced craftsmen and delivered to your garden center when they are large, lush, healthy, and ready to make your indoor space a serene sanctuary.
15 Favorite Easy-Care Houseplants
Best Large, Low-Maintenance Houseplants
Growing a large houseplant as a statement piece or living work of art doesn't have to be overwhelming! While most large houseplants require well-lit settings, there are many that don't need much more than that and occasional watering. Below are our top three large, easy-to-grow houseplants for making an impact in your home decor (get more tips on decorating with large plants here).
This easy-to-grow indoor plant quickly climbs up a trellis or pole when provided with bright, filtered light. Despite misleading common names, this species is not a Monstera at all and is from a completely different part of the world, native to Thailand and Malaysia. Up to 6' tall with support.
This magnificent new selection adds sensational tropical flair to rooms. New foliage emerges soft green and ages to deep silvery green on yellow-green petioles. Water regularly to maintain soil that is evenly moist but not soggy. Enjoys a cool location with bright, indirect light. Up to 15' tall; can be kept much smaller as an indoor plant.
Favorite Low-Maintenance Succulents to Grow Indoors
If you tend to forget to water and fertilize your houseplants, an indoor succulent collection is for you! Succulents are perfect for dry, sunny conditions indoors and out. Succulents need fast-draining soil (look for cactus soil mix) and bright light to grow happily indoors.
Low-Maintenance Houseplant Spotlight: Peperomia
Native to tropical regions of South America, Peperomia is a stand-out in our low-maintenance favorites because of its glossy, fleshy leaves that are available in a variety of unique colors and shapes. These unique succulent leaves are also the secret to their low-water needs and versatility as a houseplant. The smaller size is a great option for shelves and tables.
Peperomia care: Use well-draining soil, like a cactus or succulent soil mix to avoid overwatering, and allow the soil to dry between waterings. Peperomia prefers bright indirect light and needs to live in a room that remains above 60°F. Use all-purpose houseplant fertilizer during the growing season; do not fertilize during winter months.
Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants for Low Light
It can be tough to find low-maintenance houseplants that will thrive in low-light conditions, but there are a few that really stand out in a crowd. ZZ plants, snake plants, and cast iron plants are all well known for their laid-back nature, but have you seen the beautiful varieties below?
Low-Maintenance Houseplant Spotlight: Philodendrons
This easy-going tropical plant from South America adds a wonderful, big-impact accent to contemporary or bohemian living spaces. Philodendrons are beautiful, versatile houseplants that can thrive in a variety of conditions. You can find philodendrons with a variety of unique characteristics, like variegated or silvery leaves, or even deeply cut leaves.
Philodendron care: Bright to medium indirect light is ideal for the quickest, lushest growth, but they can live in low-light settings (although it slows growth). Like most houseplants, philodendrons do not like soggy soil, so be sure that the top inch of soil is dry before saturating the soil with deep watering.
More Resources for Growing Houseplants Confidently
- Find large, healthy, and thriving Monrovia houseplants at your local Monrovia retailer.
- Sign up for the Grow Beautifully newsletter to get first access to exclusive plants, new editions, live webinars, free digital guides, expert design advice, and gardening tips.
- Best Conservatory Plants for Your Indoor Oasis
- How to Decorate with Large Indoor Plants
- Here's a video on how to create an elevated indoor container for your houseplants
- Here's a video on why large Monrovia houseplants are able to create instant satisfaction
- 8 Ferns You Can Grow Indoors
- How to Overwinter Tropicals Indoors
- How to Bring Ferns Indoors for Winter
- How to Dress Up a Porch with Ferns
- Stay tuned! We're growing more large, beautiful houseplants every season.