A year into moving into my apartment, I’m still trying to fill it – I know, first world problem of the century. The walls are covered, the kitchen is accessorized, and the bedroom is knick-knack heaven, but still, there’s something missing: greenery. See, in my mind I have a green thumb, but life has proven this to not be the case. Still, I need some plants in my life. After all, according to Treehugger, they help deter illness and purify the air, which sounds pretty good.

So what’s a not-so-good plant parent to do? Find the most low-maintenance flora, of course! Here are your top three options, with directions to keep ‘em alive:


Where to put in your house: near a window, or somewhere sunny
How much to water it: every two to three weeks

Snake plant (also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue!)

Where to put it in your house: anywhere you want
How much to water it: whenever you remember

Peace Lily

Where to put it in your house: in the bathroom or another room without much light
How much to water it: once per week

If you still haven’t found the plant that speaks to you, take a look at this list from The Today Show – they’ve got tons more options for you to choose from!

Okay, so you picked your plant – now to find your planter!

If you’re looking for something unique, Etsy is perfect.

Prices range pretty dramatically, but if your plant is going to be a centerpiece, you’ll want something beautiful, right? I mean, how can you go wrong with a plant in a pineapple? Exactly.

Wayfare has some killer choices, too.

Plus, they provide tons of narrowing options so you can be sure you’ll find your favorite.

Lastly, take a look at West Elm.

They’re a bit on the expensive side of the spectrum, but all of their pieces are modern beauties. Worth it? I think so.

We’d love to see all of your creations – shoot us a Facebook post, tweet, or blog comment. Happy (kind of) planting!