9 Easiest Houseplants That Are Perfect for Beginners
Turn your home into an indoor jungle with our list of the easiest houseplants to keep alive and happy—no green thumb required! You got this!
Success with indoor plants starts with finding the right plant for you. It’s not about whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s buying a houseplant that likes to live the way you do, such as if you live in a low-light space, opt for houseplants like Dracaena or Pothos. Additionally, reading and researching each houseplant’s requirements and proper care can increase your chances of keeping them alive and happy.
So if you’ve never cared for an indoor plant before, we suggest buying one of the easiest houseplants on our list! No need to worry because there’s a houseplant out there according to your plant parent personality type.
Aloe Vera is one of the easiest houseplants to grow because it’s low-maintenance and can handle a little neglect. It also offers a lot of beauty and health benefits, such as the gel in your Aloe Vera plant provides aid for burns, cuts, other irritations, and treating sunburns.
Sunlight: Aloe Vera prefers bright light for at least six to eight hours every morning.
Water: As a rule of thumb, water your Aloe Vera plant only when the soil is completely dry.
Chinese Evergreen, also knows as Aglaonemas, thrives in different light conditions except for direct sun. It’s recommended to fertilize older Chinese Evergreens twice a year using a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer.
Sunlight: Chinese Evergreen thrives in medium to low-light conditions or indirect sunlight.
Water: Allow your Chinese Evergreen’s soil to dry out between watering.
Dracaena is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. Seriously, no green thumb required. Additionally, Dracaena is pretty hard to kill, which makes it perfect for beginners.
Sunlight: Dracaena prefers filtered bright, indoor light (sunlight through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window). It can also survive in dim light, but it will grow slower.
Water: Water your Dracaena when topsoil is dry or maybe once a week.
Monstera is one of the most aesthetic plants and is also known as the “It” plant. Monstera, also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, is a tropical plant popular for its bizarre-looking leaves that are often punched through with holes.
Sunlight: Monsteras can stand low light, however, it grows faster in a bright spot.
Water: Monstera is sort of drought-tolerant, so it’s enough to water it once a week or when the soil is somewhat dry.
Philodendron is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, especially for people with a really bad black thumb. Trust us, this plant is harder to kill than to keep alive. It’s forgiving, low-light tolerant, and low-maintenance. The Philodendron plant is also known as the sweetheart plant because of the shape of its glossy leaves.
Sunlight: Philodendron plants grow best in medium light and bright, indirect sunlight.
Water: Water when the top 50% of the soil is completely dry.
Did you know that the Ponytail Palm is succulent? It’s also drought-tolerant and requires very little care. It’s the ideal houseplant for busy people or who travel regularly.
Sunlight: Ponytail Palm needs bright light and can tolerate full sun most of the day.
Water: We recommend allowing the soil to dry out completely in between waterings.
Snake plant is one of the easiest houseplants to care of, and it’s also the hardest to kill. Snake plants are chill, low-maintenance, and very forgiving. Plus, they are one of the best air-purifying houseplants. If you want a good night’s sleep, Snake plants are a great bedroom companion because they produce oxygen mainly at night.
Sunlight: Snake plants will thrive in either very bright light or low-light areas of your home.
Water: Water when the soil is almost completely dry.
Sunlight: Spider plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. However, they can also thrive in areas with a mix of fluorescent and natural light.
Water: Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of the soil to dry before watering.
ZZ plant is perfect for the forgetful plant owner. It’s a tough houseplant that basically thrives off of neglect. It looks like a fake houseplant with its shiny, perfect, and rich green leaves.
Sunlight: ZZ plants prefer bright, indirect light. However, it can tolerate low-light conditions or bright, fluorescent light.
Water: Water when the soil is dry.
We hope this guide of the easiest houseplants to grow will inspire you to roll up your sleeves and decorate your home with indoor plants!
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