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Posted by Peter Zuccarello on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: March 18, 2022 Flower Gifts Flowers News

Perfect Indoor Plants for Those Just Getting Started

Houseplants are great for the home because they add an element of elegance and lavishness, plus plants provide a host of positive benefits. If you don’t know much about them or where to start, then the guide below on the best house plants for beginners is for you. Read on to discover plants that are easy to grow and can withstand tough conditions

Best Beginner Friendly Plants

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Pothos is an attractive trailing vine plant with medium-sized leaves that are dark green or yellow and green variegated. They look best on top of a tall bookshelf or in a hanging planter. They are hard to kill and can tolerate nearly any type of growing environment. They can also hand infrequent waterings for those who sometimes forget to water their plants. For your pothos to thrive, place in indirect medium light and water once every one to two weeks.

Snake Plant

This striking plant has stiff, lengthy vertical leaves with pointed ends. The leaves are dark green with margins of bright yellow. They also come in green and yellow variegated patterns. The Snake Plant, also called the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is very resilient and hard to kill. It can handle low light or bright light and a spotty watering schedule. The Snake Plant is a great air purifier as it converts CO2 into oxygen during the night.

Phalaenopsis Orchid

The beautiful “Moth Orchid” is actually a very easy orchid variety to grow indoors. Their stunning, beautiful blooms can last up to four months and can bloom as often as twice a year. This is a pretty forgiving plant and can last up to 10 years. Place in a an area with low light, no full sun, and water once a week when in bloom. Once the bloom is off, you only need to water it every two weeks.

Monstera (Swiss Cheese Plant)

For a plant that has a bit of drama, pick up a Mostera, also known as Swiss Cheese Plant due to the unusual holes in the leaves. Large, glossy green leaves give off a very lush, tropical vibe. This plant is easy to manage and requires very little maintenance. Although, it can growt rather large but it’s easy to prune. Just place in a spot that gets indirect bright light and water once a week during spring and summer. Every other week during the fall and winter is fine.

Jade Plant

A great plant for beginners, the Jade Plant, which is a succulent, grows easily and is not very demanding. Its thick, dark green, waxy leaves retain water so it can go a while between waterings. The Jade Plant can also grow to large size so prune accordingly. Place in full sun and water only when the soil feels dry for this beauty to thrive.

Fittonias (Nerve Plant)

This pretty plant comes in a variety of leaf colors and has veined leaves giving it a very ornamental look. It loves water so is perfect for those overwaterers out there. They love humidity and warm conditions so misting in between waterings may be necessary. Place in bright, indirect light and wait for soil to dry out before watering.