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As we all know, plants need air, water, nutrients, and specific environmental conditions for growth and development. The only thing is that the required amount or range may fluctuate from one plant to another. Thus, apart from basic prerequisites, some plant cultivars do need special care and attention for optimal growth. Examples of these are herbaceous seasonals, that need stacking for support, and uprooting and replanting after the blooming period is over. In short, they are difficult to grow for novice hobbyists, who do not have an expertise in the gardening field.

Not many of us are lucky enough to grow and enjoy lustrous green foliage or vibrant flowers. The key solution to this is opting for plants, which have the ability to adapt to a wide range of growing conditions such as drought, stagnant water, brackish soil, etc. Once established in the provided growth medium, they perform well, under basic care. With such plant choices, you can easily maintain healthy vegetation in and around your home, even if you do not have a green thumb. In this article, we will take a look at the plant varieties that grow with less effort.

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Landscaping Plants

So, you have a garden, and do not know which plant varieties will grow best. You will come across a wide range of biennial and perennial flowering plants. As a novice gardener, you can try your hands at the following plants:

  • Gaillardia the Blanket Flower
  • Blanket Flower or Gaillardia
  • Coneflower for Landscaping
  • Coneflower
  • Black-Eyed Susans or Rudbeckia Hirta
  • Black-eyed Susans or Rudbeckia Hirta
  • Blazing Star for Landscaping
  • Blazing Star
  • Tiarella the Foamflower
  • Tiarella or Foamflower
  • Pink Sea Thrift Flowers
  • Pink Sea Thrift
  • Paeonia Flower for Landscaping
  • Paeonia
  • Siberian Iris Plants
  • Siberian Iris
  • Coreopsis Verticillata or Moonbeam
  • Coreopsis Verticillata or Moonbeam
  • Zebra Grass for Landscaping
  • Zebra Grass
  • Pink Everlasting Flowers
  • Pink Everlasting
  • Boxwood Shrubs
  • Boxwood Shrubs
  • Christmas Rose or Helleborus Niger
  • Christmas Rose or Helleborus Niger
  • Japanese Barberry Shrub
  • Japanese Barberry
  • Globe Thistle or Echinops
  • Globe Thistle or Echinops
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Blanket flower
Coneflower
Black-eyed susan
Blazing star
Foamflower
Sea thrift
Paeonia
Coral bells
Siberian iris
Moonbeam coreopsis
Zebra grass
Mahonia
Pink everlasting or pussy-toes
Boxwood
Globe thistle
Japanese barberry
Christmas rose

Ground Cover Plants

Ground cover plants are often included while planning a landscape design. They can be foliage or flowering variety, and creeping or trailing type. They are planted to cover bare soil and control weed. Some of those that are low on maintenance are:
  • Snowdrops as Ground Cover Plants
  • Beautiful Snowdrops
  • Ground Cover Creeping Phlox
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Ground Cover Cushion Spurge
  • Cushion Spurge or Euphorbia Epithymoides
  • Ground Cover Allegheny Spurge
  • Allegheny Spurge
  • Upright Bugleweed
  • Upright Bugleweed
  • Close-up of Lady's Mantle
  • Lady's Mantle
  • Ground Cover Lilyturf
  • Violet Lilyturf
  • Creeping Junipers
  • Creeping Junipers
  • Bearberry Dwarf Shrub
  • Bearberry Dwarf Shrub
  • Ground Cover Elephant's Ear
  • Elephant's Ear Plants
  • Ground Cover Club Moss
  • Club Moss
  • Carpet Roses on Fence
  • Carpet Roses
  • Ground Cover Mock Strawberry
  • Mock Strawberry
  • Orange Gazania Flowers
  • Beautiful Gazanias
  • White Alyssum Flowers
  • Sweet White Alyssum
  • Ground Cover Purple Rock Cress
  • Purple Rock Cress
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Bearberry
Creeping mazus
Creeping phlox
Elephant's ears
Cushion Spurge
Snowdrop
Lilyturf
Club Moss
Ground cover roses
Allegheny spurge pachysandra
Barren strawberry
Mock strawberry
Creeping junipers
Bugleweed
Lady's mantle
Rock Cress
Gazanias
Alyssum

Aquarium Plants
Aquatic varieties are grown in a confined environment, with a constant range of growing conditions. Here are some types for easy maintenance:

  • Glossostigma Aquarium Plant
  • Glossostigma
  • Java Moss for Aquarium
  • Java Moss
  • Aponogeton Plants for Aquarium
  • Aponogeton
  • Aquatic Anubias Plants
  • Freshwater Anubias
  • Java Fern for Aquarium
  • Java Fern
  • Aquatic Najas
  • Najas
  • Crinum Plant
  • Crinum Flower
  • Echinodorus for Aquarium
  • Echinodorus
  • Amazon Sword for Aquarium
  • Amazon Sword
  • Close up of Marsilea Plant
  • Marsilea
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Hornwort
Anubias
Najas
Java fern
Java moss
Crinum plants
Dwarf hygrophila
Aponogeton
Echinodorus
Glossostigma
Marsilea sp.
Microsorum
Amazon sword

House Plants
As the name signifies, houseplants are grown inside the house, under the roof, in warm conditions. They are native to the tropical and subtropical regions, where they grow under the canopies of large trees. Listed below are easy-to-maintain indoor plants for your home interiors:

  • Indoor African Violets
  • African Violets
  • Prayer Plant or Maranta
  • Prayer Plant or Maranta
  • Lucky Bamboo Houseplant
  • Lucky Bamboo Houseplant
  • Indoor Jade Plant
  • Jade Plant
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Colorful Croton Plants
  • Colorful Crotons
  • Versatile Chinese Evergreen
  • Versatile Chinese Evergreen
  • Dumb Cane Houseplant
  • Dumb Cane Houseplant
  • Spider Plant in Cup
  • Spider Plant in a Cup
  • Mother-in-Law's Tongue Plant
  • Mother-in-Law's Tongue
  • Pothos, Indoor Plant
  • Epipremnum Aureum or Pothos
  • Full-grown Dragon Trees
  • Dragon Trees
  • Rubber Plant or Ficus Elastica
  • Rubber Plant or Ficus Elastica
  • Beautiful English Ivy Leaves
  • English Ivy
  • Pink Christmas Cactus
  • Christmas Cactus
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Pothos
Cast iron plant
Dragon tree
Lucky bamboo
Snake plant or Mother-in-law's tongue
Spider plant
Aloe vera
Croton
Dumb cane
Peace lily
Rubber plant
Chinese evergreen
Jade plant
African violet
Christmas cactus
Prayer plant
Dracaenas
English ivy
Boston fern
Philodendron

May it be in homes or offices, a green component adds life to any living space. Coming to office plants, you will obviously prefer varieties that are easy to grow and at the same time, look attractive for a longer time. The above-mentioned houseplants can be used for offices as well.

So, this was all about plants that easily sustain in different environmental conditions. Do not be in the impression that these are boring or less attractive; you can select colorful species that will blend with the interiors or surroundings. Precisely speaking, varieties that require minimal maintenance may differ from one region to another. The thumb rule is to choose those species, the growing conditions of which match the climatic conditions in your area.