Adding green plants to your home can not only make it more comfortable and beautiful, they can reduce stress. Being around nature has a calming effect, but only if there’s no stress involved in caring for these new plants, right? Here’s a list of easy-to-take-care-of plants that don’t require much help from you.

Plants you can forget to water and they won’t hate you:
Spider plant — this grassy style plant can live just fine in most situations; just water once a week and put near a window if you can.

Cast Iron plant — These big leaves will do just fine in low light and watering once a week.

Succulents and cactus — Succulents and cactus only need water about once a month. Put them in indirect bright light and that’s about it.


Plants you don’t have to put near a window, or any light for that matter:
Pothos — also called “devil’s ivy” because it’s so anti-death. Put it practically anywhere and water it whenever, it will do just fine on neglect.

Snake plant — also referred to as “mother-in-law’s tongue” can go weeks without any moisture, in windowless rooms or bright indirect light. Either way, easy.

ZZ plant — stick it in the corner and forget to water it and it will still love you back.

Whatever you choose, these easy starter plants can green up your home in no time, adding happiness without adding hassle.