Want to fill your home with plants but don’t know where to start? This is your foolproof guide to the best houseplants for beginners.
I’ve recently started my descent into crazy plant lady territory. It started innocently enough, with my mom giving me a bag of succulent clippings to replant at my house. And one by one, we’ve added new plants to the house and good news: they’re all thriving.
This is beyond exciting to me because I hate to admit this, but I’m terrible at taking care of plants. Animals? Great with them. Humans? Fantastic. But for some reason I just don’t have it in me to grow plants. Until! I got a Bromeliad and two Golden Pothos, and they’re going strong.
Here is my foolproof guide to the best houseplants for beginners. All of these plants listed below require little water, thrive in low light, and (best of all) are almost impossible to kill.
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Golden Pothos are one of the most well-known indoor plants for a reason. They thrive off of dry soil and low light, and they’re almost impossible to kill. When they mature, they grow long vines and get beautiful mottled leaves.
Bromeliads are easy to take care of because they don’t need frequent watering. They love light, but not direct sunlight, so they’ll grow well in any room with a window.
Succulents are known for being one of the easiest plants to take care of because they require so little. They rarely need to be watered, they grow in direct or indirect sunlight, and they’re incredibly hard to kill. Succulents add a nice pop of color or pop of green to any room in the house.
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants can grow with frequent or infrequent watering, and they thrive with indirect sunlight. They grow these beautiful long leaves, and best of all, they are air-purifying! This makes spider plants a great choice for a bedroom or office.
ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ plants make a beautiful addition to any home. They grow quickly and easily with low maintenance and require infrequent watering. They aren’t prone to any pests, and they thrive in shade or indirect lighting.