5 Indoor Plants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

If you're in the market for some hard-to-kill indoor house plants, it just doesn't get more low-maintenance than these five hardy varieties. Drought (a.k.a. you always forget to water them)? They can survive it. A dark corner? They'll thrive. Plus, you won't even have to visit your local nursery to fill your home with greenery. All of these house plants for sale online can be ordered in just a few clicks—and are delivered right to your front door. For those who dream of having an indoor jungle but are a little too lazy to put in the work (no judgement here!), these five easy-to-care for indoor house plants are the perfect solution.

Best Indoor plants, Snake Plant (Sanseveria) photo

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Snake Plant (Sanseveria)

On the list of easiest indoor plants, the snake plant always lands among the top five—and for good reason. Snake plants prefer to have the soil dry out between waterings, so a one-a-week watering routine in the summer (even less in the winter) should be easy to remember. Plus, they're adaptable, so whether you place them in full sun or light shade, the hardy snake plant will survive.

To buy: $31, amazon.com.

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Best Indoor plants, Pothos photo

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Pothos

If you have a slightly shady spot in your home and aren't sure what type of plant could live here happily, opt for a pothos plant. Not only can it thrive in both bright indirect light and low light, but its hanging vines make it a great addition to a high shelf or the top of the refrigerator. Tuck a durable pothos plant anywhere you want a touch of greenery.

To buy: $18 (usually $21), amazon.com.

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Best Indoor plants, Spider Plant photo

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Spider Plant

With an abundance of spiky leaves and small white flowers, the spider plant adds visual interest to any space. Because it can tolerate both artificial light as well as bright sunlight, it's ideal for an office space (especially if you don't have that coveted window seat). Unlike a snake plant, which prefers to dry out between waterings, the spider plant thrives when the soil is kept moist, rather than dry or wet. The best part about owning a spider plant is that it's known for producing baby plantlets, which can be propagated to grown even more plants. Before long, you'll have an entire indoor jungle. Even better: spider plants have air-purifying abilities so your home or office will get a breath of fresh air.

To buy: $5, amazon.com.

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Best Indoor plants, Aloe photo

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Aloe

For those who frequently forget to water their house plants, the aloe plant will be a welcome addition to your collection. Aloe prefers to be under-watered rather than over-watered, so if you forget to water it for a few weeks, don't worry—it won't get mad at you. In fact, if you don't allow the soil to dry out between waterings, your aloe plant could rot (over-waterers beware!). With sculptural fronds that catch the eye, even a small aloe plant will perk up a bookshelf or kitchen counter.

To buy: $10, blissgardensboutique.etsy.com.

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Best Indoor plants, ZZ Plant photo

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ZZ Plant

For those who live in a home with low-light—hello, apartment dwellers!—the ZZ plant should be your top pick. It can do well even with very low natural light, so tuck one of these leafy plants in any corner of your home that could use a sprucing. Specially grown for an indoor environment, this house plant in incredibly low-maintenance. When it arrives, pair it with a pretty ceramic pot and it's sure to become one of your favorite pieces in your home.

To buy: $16, homedepot.com.

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