5 low-maintenance plants even a beginner can grow

Start working on your green thumb with these hard to kill plants

If you’ve always dreamed of having a home full of plants, but somehow keep killing them, don’t worry, there’s still hope.

Having a plant does require time, attention and a bit of education, but not all plants are created equal. If you’ve had bad luck with plants in the past, but would still like some green in your life, consider these low-maintenance plants that even a beginner can grow:

Rattlesnake plant

Also known as the prayer plant, Goeppertia insignis is perfect if you want something with a little character. At night the leaves close, and in the day, they open again. The sill rattlesnake can be found on various websites. The Sill sells several varieties.

Exotic lithops

Don’t be fooled by the colors and rock-like appearance. The Lithops plants are supposed to resemble pebbles and stones. These little “pebbles” are a showstopper for any home and can go months without much water. These fun pebble plants can be found on Amazon, but if you want over 300 varieties to choose from, then Succulentsbox.com is the place to go.

Hoya heart

If you need a little love in your life, the leaves of the hoya heart — Hoya kerrii are shaped like little hearts. Also called the sweetheart plant, these succulents are low maintenance and don’t require much water.

Aloe vera

Much like a cactus, aloe vera thrives in dry conditions with bright light. It’s perfect for pots and only needs watering every two to four weeks or when the soil is completely dry. Available from $7.99 on Amazon.

English ivy

Only needing water once a week, this plant helps reduce dust, pollen and other allergens in your home. English ivy costs around $20