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Best Low Water Indoor Plants

People are increasingly spending a large portion of their time confined indoors.  Fortunately, new trends in architecture and interior design recognize the need to have more foliage and greenery to bring the freshness of nature indoors.

Hence, it is now not uncommon to find indoor gardens or a living wall or at least a grouping of plants scattered around workplaces.

If you are looking to add indoor plants to your space, it is important to consider those that will thrive best in your office environment.  They should be fairly easy to care for. Therefore, plants needing little water and care, and those that thrive even under low or artificial light usually make the ideal indoor plants, particularly for an office.

Here are some great low water indoor plants:


low water indoor plants begonias

A flowering plant that come in a variety of patterns and leaf colors are begonias. They bring lots of happy energy to any place with their colorful spring and summer blooms.  Begonias only need to be watered once the soil dries out and require less water during the winter months.

Cast-iron Plant

low water indoor plants cast iron plant

This is a plant that can grow under very tough conditions.  The Cast-iron plant only needs to be watered when the soil gets dry, but they can survive through a drought situation as well. This is one plant that has earned its name well.

Chinese Evergreen

low water indoor plants chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreens (or Aglaonemas species) come in a number of versions – some with speckles, some with stripes, and can add so much texture and interest to any indoor garden. They can be placed in locations with low to medium light and like many plants needing little water, they only need to be watered when the soil becomes dry.

Jade Plant

low water indoor plants jade plant

Jade plants (Crassula ovata) are efficient in storing water. This makes them ideal indoor office plants.  Plus, if you believe in the ancient Eastern art of Feng Shui, jade plants are said to bring good luck and fortune.


low water indoor plants orchids

Orchids have a reputation of being hard to grow. However, this simply is not true anymore. There are many species of orchids that are not only easy to care for but are also long lasting.

If you like to incorporate flowering plants into your indoor plantscape, some orchids like moth orchids can sport flowers for 4 to 5 months.  Orchids are also a good example of plants needing little water. They only need to be watered once a week or up to every 10 days.


low water indoor plants pothos

One of the most popular indoor plants needing little water is the Pothos (Epipremnum aureum). It’s a fast-growing vine that looks great grown in a pot by itself or mixed with others in a planter.

They prefer bright, indirect light but can also tolerate darker locations. Pothos only needs watering when the soil dries up.

Sago Palm

low water indoor plants sago palm

Sago palms are tough plants that need very little water.  In fact, they suffer when given a little too much. They just need to be put in a bright location and should only be watered after the soil has dried out.

Snake Plant

low water indoor plants snake plant

Known by its other more interesting name – Mother-in-law’s tongue (Sansevieria species), this plant is another plant that grows under tough conditions. In fact, some experts even say they thrive on neglect.

It can go for long stretches of time without being watered.  It can survive indoors under low to medium light so it’s perfect for workplaces.  Like succulents, you can add color and texture to your indoor plantscape using snake plants because they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.

Spider Plant

low water indoor plant spider plant

The spider plant normally thrives in sunny conditions.  However, they adapt well to low light spaces. Depending on how much light is in your space, they can go without watering from 10 to 14 days. The spider plant has bright green or variegated, grasslike foliage.

What’s interesting about this plant is it produces multitude baby plants that look like miniature versions of the mother plant as it matures. These go out in arching stems from the main plant. An interesting to highlight this plant’s feature is to grow it in a hanging basket or tall urn where the dangling mini plants can be seen.


low water indoor plants succulent

Succulents are now very popular. They come in a wide array of shapes, sizes and colors. This allows you to mix and match them to create colorful plantscapes.  What’s best is they are one of the few species of plants needing little water. They just require occasional watering to stay beautiful and healthy.

ZZ Plant

low water indoor plants zz plant

The ZZ (Zamioculas Zamiifolia) plant is very hardy and thrives well under a wide range of light conditions.  It is another good example of plants needing very little water and can go without it for extended periods of time.

It’s an attractive plant that adds color and freshness to any space. It has a thick base and stiff stems with waxy, bright green leaves.  It is the thick base that helps the plant conserve water. The ZZ Plant only needs watering every 7 to 14 days.

These are just a few of plants needing little water.  An experienced indoor plant service company such as INSIDE PLANTS can give you more choices when it comes to what plants are suitable for your particular space.


If you are looking to improve your indoors with plants and greenery, INSIDE PLANTS is the best company to call.  We have been in the business of providing quality plants and excellent plant service since 1978.

Whether you have a commercial or residential need, get the benefits of our indoor plant rentals, sales and maintenance services.  Just give us your ideas and we’ll take care of the rest. Our plant experts can create a unique plantscape suited for your space, install the plants and ensure they always look healthy and beautiful with the best plant care available.

At INSIDE PLANTS, we make sure that “You don’t get caught with your plants down”!

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