If a prize were available for the most tolerant plant, the snake plant (Sansevieria) would certainly be the winner. These plants (currently at 60cm in height) can be neglected for weeks at a time (aka if you are on holiday!) yet, with their strappy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh.
They survive low light levels, drought and have few insect problems. NASA research has even shown that snake plants are able to help keep the air inside your home clean, removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene. In short, they are the perfect houseplants, especially for beginner green thumbs.
Put them in indirect sunlight and don’t water them too much, especially during the winter. In fact, it’s better to let these plants dry out some between waterings.
A little general purpose fertilizer can be used if the plants are in a pot, and that’s about it!