Start displaying plants in your home with these best indoor plants for beginners. You’ll grow to love being a plant parent!
Sansevieria (Snake Plant)
Sansevieria, also known as ‘Snake Plant’ or ‘Mother-in-Law’s Tongue’ is one of the best indoor plants for beginner gardeners. Their prominent tall leaves can help spruce up your home’s décor without requiring too much maintenance and watering. They can also grow in indirect and low light conditions. Just, make sure to let the soil dry before watering it again and try to prevent the leaves from getting too wet.
An ideal plant for people who are away from home often, the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) only requires watering when the soil is fully dry and can thrive in low light areas. In other words, they seem indestructible. Plus, they will add gorgeous greenery to your space.
Besides being one of the most popular plants on Instagram, succulents are relatively easy to look after. Place them in a sunny spot like a windowsill and routinely rotate it so different sides of the plant will get direct light. Succulents don’t like to be overwatered, so water sparingly.
Beginner plant caretakers will appreciate the beauty and benefits of having an aloe plant in your home. Aloe can be a healing source for minor sunburns, the cooling gel helping to soothe your skin from stinging and itching. These plants can also survive in indirect light and require limited water.
A Peace Lily can help filter the air in your home, reducing any air pollutants. They are also easy to care for by watering when the soil is dry and placing them in a spot that gets bright and indirect light. You may have green thumbs after all!
Split Leaf Philodendron
This large-leaf houseplant is a good companion for plant beginners. The Split Leaf Philodendron prefers medium to bright light and doesn’t require much watering. Though, try to care for the leaves by cleaning them off dust and trimming if necessary.
The Chinese Evergreen is a good introduction to embracing plant life in your home. It can withstand overwatering and thrive in low to bright, indirect light. Though avoid placing the plant where a cold draft can occur from windows or doors, which might potentially harm the leaves of the plant.
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