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Best Houseplants For Beginners

February 15, 2023 2 min read

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Best Houseplants For Beginners

What are the best houseplants for beginners

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

In their native habitat, a golden pothos grows into a tree-swallowing monster with huge yellow and green leaves. This means that as a houseplant, the plant will grow aggressively from pots or trailing baskets with minimal care. It also will easily root in a simple glass of water. This plant is one of the most popular hanging plants. 

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

These plants grow easily in baskets or atop columns with long, slender, arching leaves. Over time, a mature plant will send out plantlets, or offsets, on long stems that form an impressive hanging display. Spider plants are not picky about water, light, or temperature making them great houseplants!

spider plant

Moon Cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii)

The moon cactus needs only minimal watering, and it can tolerate less light than many other cacti species. It also doesn’t need a lot of fertilization which is nice. Ensure to plant it in a pot with drainage holes and fast-draining soil, and it should be happy.

moon cactus

Aloe (Aloe vera)

As a succulent, aloe is quite tolerant of drought. So it won’t suffer if you forget to water it. Also, it doesn’t need much in the way of fertilization. However, you should make sure to place it by a window that gets bright, indirect light. As well as that, make sure that both its container and its soil drain well.

aloe vera

Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

This plant can take a lot of neglect, including low light and inconsistent watering, and still look great. Outdoors it does flower, but that’s not common indoors. Aim to keep it away from direct harsh sun, which can burn the leaves.

cast iron plant

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

The Chinese evergreen is grown for its attractive foliage. This plant isn’t overly picky about its soil conditions, though it should never sit in waterlogged soil. If you have a dark green foliage variety, you don’t need to give your plant much light. The variegated varieties should receive bright, indirect light.

chinese evergreen

Echeveria (Echeveria spp.)

Echeveria succulents are popular for good reason. They are also fairly low-maintenance. They like lots of bright light, though direct afternoon sun can burn the leaves. They also need well-drained soil. Water when the soil has mostly dried out.


Jade (Crassula ovata)

Jade is a popular succulent and is said to bring good luck. It’s a relatively hands-off plant. Just make sure it has bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. Water more frequently in the spring and summer than in the fall and winter, making sure the soil is never soggy.


Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Donkey’s tail, also known as burro’s tail, is a succulent that produces trailing stems of small, bright green, teardrop-shaped leaves. It likes direct morning sunlight but should be shielded from the harsh afternoon sun. Also, be careful when handling it, as the stems can break easily.

donkeys tail

If you are looking for more information on plants for beginners these articles may be of assistance!Pot it Like it’s Hot: Best Plants for Apartments,5 Best Plants for First-time House Plant Owners &Easy to care for Plants with Big Impact

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