Best Houseplants for Busy Professionals

Houseplants add atmosphere to any home or office and provide other benefits as well.

Many busy professionals are concerned about the care needed for house plants and therefore, often shy away from becoming plant parents.

These five varieties are consistently noted as easy care houseplants, along with some honorable mentions and resources on where to buy and how to care for them.

Devil’s Ivy, part of the Pothos varieties, is always on the top of the list because they can survive all levels of abuse, including low water. Cuttings of Pothos can be propagated in the soil even during the winter.

Devil’s Ivy (Marble’s Queen Pothos)

For a busy professional they can make excellent plants because they require the least maintenance. Cacti and succulents retain water in their hard and plump leaves and stalks, they have evolved to go long periods without rain.

Succulents and Cacti

Besides producing fresh oxygen, a snake plant can also absorb mold and cancer-causing toxins from the air like benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, carbon monoxide, and toluene. Imagine how easy it is to relax with outdoor air pollution being managed by a plant.

Snake Plant (Sansaveria)

Since they store moisture in their leaves, watering once a week is okay—and can go as long as two to three weeks, particularly in the winter.

Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Miller)

It tolerates very low light levels, which means it can grow well in low-light homes, as well as in dark corners or bright homes. It is relatively forgiving of watering mistakes.

Heartleaf Philodendron (Philondendron Cordatum)

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