7 low maintenance houseplants to add to your rental space

They boost your mood, clean the air, promote happiness, and are a great way to style up any living space! So whether you are looking to spruce up your furnished rental property, or searching for a gift for your tenant, houseplants are an excellent addition to any home. Here are seven low maintenance houseplants perfect for green thumbs and plant newbies alike!


1. Snake Plant

Snake plants are one of the most trendy and easy-to-care plants today. They are nearly foolproof and thrive when they are neglected. Among the 70 variations of this plant, they are one of the rare plants that release oxygen at night, making it the perfect addition to your bedroom.

2. Chinese Evergreen

This popular lush houseplant can tolerate almost any indoor condition. It’s a slow-growing plant so whether you buy it small to live on a desk, or fully grown to accent a corner of the home, you can expect it’s appearance to stay consistent with little maintenance.

3. Aloe

Indirect sunlight, little water, and this succulent will thrive! They only need to be watered generously every 3 weeks, and can even be brought outside in warmer months. They make a great decoration for any living room and the aloe gel inside the leaves can be used for any cuts or burns as needed.

4. Jade Plant

This is another popular succulent plant with dark green oval-shaped leaves. It’s also called the money plant and is known as a great housewarming gift for new homeowners (or renters)! It loves lots of sunlight, so it makes the perfect addition to any window sill.

5. Ponytail Palm

With its bulb shaped trunk and wispy leaves, ponytail palm plants can add interest to any room. They do best in semi-dry conditions, so don’t worry if you go weeks without watering. They can grow in low light conditions but moving this plant around the home throughout the year to catch the light is a great tip to help your palm prosper!

6.Dragon Tree

These plants are fantastic indoors and they stand 6 feet tall or less. They feature fork-like stems and stiff green leaves with red trimming. Just be careful, it’s easy to overwater these ones and should be left alone in bright indirect sunlight areas. Just leave them be and they are sure to be an eye-catcher in any room.

7. ZZ Plant

This plant’s technical name is zamioculcas zamiifolia. And while that’s extremely complicated to pronounce, taking care of this plant is as easy as it’s shortened name. These plants have bright green waxy leaves and tend to be 2-3 feet tall when fully grown. These plants are drought resistant and do just fine in low light and direct sunlight conditions, which makes them the perfect accent for any room including basements.


Houseplants seem to be making a trendy comeback when it comes to home decorating, but they have many more benefits than just adding some colour to a living space. As a landlord or property manager, take a look at your property to see which plants would be best for each room and start adding some leafy greens to your space today!