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So you’re new to indoor house plants, huh? Don’t worry, this page will give you everything you need to get you started as a beginner and quickly get you situated with beautiful and lavish house plants for your home. We’ll be updating continuously to keep you up to date. So if you have any questions, just shoot us a comment below. First, we’ll start with teaching you these best house plants for beginners. These low maintenance houseplants will be easy to take care and can tolerate less than ideal conditions.
Snake plants are one of the best and easiest plants to grow for beginners. They are very hard to kill, and can thrive in low light and needs to be watered only occasionally. One good thing to note is that snake plants can remove toxins from the air.
The ZZ Plant only requires low to medium light and can survive when watered infrequently. This is a great air purifying plant for beginners. The plant is not suited for intense, direct light.
Rubber plants prefer medium indirect light to dappled sun. You’ll need some potting mix, but allow it to completely dry out before watering. No need to check any humidity levels because any will do.
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Pothos comes in many different shapes and colors, and they’ve become very popular in the urban jungle community. Pothos are great for beginners and thrive in low light environment, which is the perfect addition to any darker areas of the room. These plants require moist soil, so only water them when you feel the soil is dried out.
Succulents and Cactus
There are dozens of varieties of succulents and desert cacti you’ll find in nurseries. These plants thrive the best in bright light, well drained pots, and little water. These are great plants if you’re always often away from your space because they can thrive in neglect.
Philodendron are extremely easy to grow and take care of, great for beginners. It requires moderate amount of light and prefers the soil to dry out between watering.
Lucky bamboo is not a typical bamboo tree you’re quite familiar with, instead its a plant that belongs to Dracaena genus. It’s an easy houseplant to take care of. Just provide the plant an abundant of water and it’ll grow well. You don’t need indirect light. You will need to protect the lucky bamboo from cold drafts and on occasion give it some iron fertilizer.
Bromeliads are perfect houseplants to grow indoors and for beginners, however, you’ll rarely see it bloom indoors. It is difficult to bloom these Bromeliads, but if you don’t mind these plants not blooming, this houseplant is a great addition.
There are many varieties of the Dracaena genus, the most popular houseplants are the Dracaena fragrans and Dracaena marginata. These are easy to grow and very hardy. This beautiful houseplant will occasionally need pruning and watering. Keep the plant away from direct sunlight and avoid overwatering.
Spider plants can look great either hanging or in a beautifully crafted planter. They just need light and water, and are easy to propagate.
Peace lilies are beautiful house plants, which come in a variety of colors, white, pink or purple. They only need low light and moderate temperatures and moist soil.
Jade plants can grow up to a size of a small shrub. This plant is a succulent and is probably one of the best houseplants for beginners. This plant only requires indirect or partial sunlight to have it thriving for years.
Cast Iron Plant
Cast iron plant is a tough plant to kill, hence the name. This makes it very ideal for beginners who are just starting out in their houseplant journey. This type of plant can withstand neglect, and if you’re going out of town for a few days, it’ll still be thriving! It likes low light, low humidity, and a wide range of temperatures. It does, however, prefer moist soil.
Another beginner plant, the Peperomia, which has many different colors and shapes, but the most popular is the Watermelon Peperomia. Last, on our beginner’s houseplant list, this plant likes slightly moist soil and humidity but reducing watering in the winter.