4 Low-Maintenance Plants to Brighten Up Your Space

Not only do plants brighten up a space, but they've also been proven to improve your mood, reduce anxiety, and increase focus.

Taking care of them is also a fun hobby, kind of like having a pet that also happens to make your room look cute without as much responsibility. If you're looking to add plants to your space, here are some cool, low-maintenance options to get you started.

1. Snake Plant

Snake plants are a super low-maintenance plant as they're technically in the cactus family. This means they hardly ever need any water and require minimal sunlight. They also help detoxify the air! If you want to get into plants but have a busy schedule, this is a foolproof place to start.

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2. Pothos Plant

Not only do Pothos plants have a really cool, vine-like appearance—they're also extremely easy to take care of and grow like wild. They thrive when left alone and don't require a ton of light to be happy. Not only are they pretty, but they also purify the air, making them a great choice for both your mental and physical health.

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3. Spider Plant

Spider plants are so quirky and cute, and we're obsessed. They like even moisture, so you want to make sure the soil is never too wet or too dry. Watering once a week is usually sufficient, and these plants like bright to medium light. They're also pet-safe, so if you have a furry friend who likes to get into plants, this is an ideal choice for you.

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4. ZZ Plant

ZZ plants have pretty, waxy leaves, and make a soft, elegant statement in a room. They only require watering once every two to three weeks, allowing the soil to dry out completely. ZZ plants are a great option as a new plant parent because they thrive in indirect sunlight and don't require a lot of attention.

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While leaving a plant at home while you're at school may be stress-free for everyone involved, leaving a fur baby might be a little more difficult. HERE's how to deal with your pet's separation anxiety when you go back to school.