5 of the Best Indoor Plants for Men

5 of the Best Indoor Plants for Men

There are many benefits of inviting living plants into your house, apartment, or place of business. You get to enjoy a more calming environment, increased productivity, cleaner air, and reduced stress in the workplace too. However, not all shrubs or indoor plants are that easy to care for. Some can also be quite particular about how often you water them, where you put them, and what you need to do to keep them alive.

If you’re a busy professional man with no time to consider the needs of your pot plants, then these options below might be better suited to you. Read about five of the best indoor plants for men so you can add them to your shopping cart today.

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1. Succulents

Whether you’re gifting living plants to a friend or family member, or you want a bit of greenery in your home or office, you can’t go wrong with a succulent plant. Succulents are one of the best indoor plants for men because of how little care they require. Their thick roots mean they retain a lot of water to last longer, and they also don’t expect much fertilization either. What’s more, succulent pot plants tolerate neglect far better than most other plants.

2. Snake Plant

If you barely remember to feed yourself let alone your pot plants, then you may find a snake plant is a perfect addition to your home or office. Snake plant not only offers good luck (according to legend!) but survives in low-light conditions. They also require minimal watering and will purify your air, so it’s clean and healthy. The snake plant is one of those living plants that just won’t die. The only way to kill it is if you over-water it.

3. Iron Plant

The name of this indoor plant is bound to offer some confidence – it’s as strong as iron. Out of all shrubs, the iron plant sits near the top of the list for the best indoor plants for men. You can forget to water it, forget to give it any sunshine, and plant it in poor soil. While most pot plants would be dead by now, the iron plant continues to thrive. What’s more, it grows to around 20 inches high and, along with succulents, fits perfectly into a house or office environment.

4. Aloe Vera

Many men don’t see the value in having pot plants or shrubs – for they are just another thing you need to care for. Fortunately, aloe vera is one of those living plants that doesn’t ask for a lot of love but provides an abundance of benefits in return. Aloe vera has wound-healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its clear liquid also has enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins. All it asks for is a bit of sunshine and the occasional water. These living plants are some of the best to have at home or the office.

5. Bamboo Palm

Do you want to turn your home or office into a tropical paradise? Bamboo palms can help you achieve this look. These indoor plants grow up to four meters tall and are one of the few living plants that can filter formaldehyde out of the air. What’s more, out of all pot plants, they require minimal care, minimal watering, and only need the sun to thrive.

If you’re not a huge fan of pot plants because you think they will be hard to keep alive, then think again. If you make the right living plants choices, you will barely need to lift a finger and they will continue to thrive!


My name is Alison Hefer, I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa but I have spent the last few years in beautiful New Zealand.  I write articles for various websites including Give Plants NZ. I am a busy blogger/mom by day and avid writer by night.   My career goal is to one day write a novel of my own. 

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