Best indoor plants for people who suck at taking care of plants

If you don’t have a green thumb and plants seem to wilt when you glance in their general direction, then this is the list for you. Whether you tend to forget that they’re there (that twig in a pot was once a flower, you know) or kill them with too much water love, we promise that there is a plant out there that is exactly right for you.

Simply breaking up with a high maintenance plant and opting for a retro-tastic spider plant or trendy Swiss cheese plant could even lead to a new passion. Plus, plants help to make your space a bit more cheery and serve as a great backdrop to your Instagram shots.

If you’re thinking about branching out and adding some new greenery to your life, we have some suggestions for the best indoor plants that basically thrive on neglect. We spoke to Kirsty Wilson, Herbaceous Supervisor at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, to get her input on which greenery would make the best plant pets. Here’s our list: