Thinking of Becoming a Plant Parent?
Easy-care, low maintenance, indoor plants for beginners
If you are experiencing a green fever and have been wanting to immerse yourself in caring for plants, you are not alone.
Plant parenthood has become a trend, and a very positive one, I might say.
Plants provide with health and well-being to those who care for them. From purifying the air, to bringing the joy of seeing them grow strong, plants have become a staple of wellness and natural beauty in hundreds of thousands of homes and offices around the world.
So, if you find yourself wondering which plants to get if you are a beginner, this guide is for you.
Easy-to-care-for plants will instantly transform your living space without having to worry about your lack of experience. I have gone through that process myself and these are my recommendations for first-time plant parents:
I have a few different types of sansevieria and they all are very easy to care for. They tolerate low light conditions and I water them every 3 weeks. >> See Sansevieria
Pro tip: a few plants share the same water requirements, so you can afford to have several without having to worry about them dying on you. I have my sansevieria and cactai on a schedule and I put an alarm on my calendar to water them.
2. Monstera adansonii
This is another plant with medium light requirements, highly ornamental, fun to watch grow and to propagate! I water it about once a week or if I see the leaves a little droopy. >> See Monstera Adanasonii
3. Monstera deliciosa:
Similar to the adansonii, it does well indoors, I water it about once a week and I try to provide it with medium to bright indirect light. The lushness of its leaves truly transform the space were you place them. >> See Monstera Deliciosa
Like the sansevieria, they need infrequent watering and mine are doing very well on medium light conditions (close to a window, not right on it). They are on the same watering schedule as the sansevieria, every 3 weeks. >> See all Cactus
Pro tip: they would certainly prefer more than less light. Put them closer to a window when available.
Pro tip: as the sansevieria, these plants rot when overwatered. Don’t be afraid to stick with the plan and water every 3 weeks.
5. ZZ plant:
I love this plant because of its waxy leaves. They never loose luster! I water mine every 2 weeks but even when neglected, it always looks fantastic. They are a perfect centerpiece! >> See ZZ Plant
6. Jade Aurea:
This is my newest acquisition, I find it gorgeous, always seems happy, I water it once a week and it likes bright indirect light. Even when forgotten for a few days, it has maintained its beauty. This is a tough one! >> See Jade Aurea
This was my first plant ever and has been with me for about 3 years and going strong! It can tolerate low light conditions, I water it about every 2 weeks and it has been perfectly happy, vining beautifully! >> See Pothos
It has several different varieties, some of them with hints of red which are actually my preferred ones. They don’t like bright light which make them perfect for low light conditions. They also like to be watered infrequently, which I do about every 2 weeks. >> See Dracaena
9. Dumb cane:
Along with pothos, one of the first plants I owned and has survived happily for more than a few years. Does well in medium light conditions and gets watered about once a week or even longer. I wait for the soil to be dry before I rewater. >> See Dumb Cane
One thing I’ve learned as I care for more and more plants is that different light conditions and weather, change a lot the water needs. The above plants are very sturdy and overall tolerate dry soil very well. However, I try to walk around and visit all my plants every 2 or 3 days to say hello and look at the leaves, make sure they look happy and healthy. Sometimes they seem too droopy and I know I either gotta water them or move them closer to a window. Soon, you will learn to know them well!