Houseplants Perfect For Beginners
There are a lot of pitfalls when it comes to growing houseplants, so it’s best to start with plants that are less demanding and more likely to thrive indoors. Many houseplants are perfect for beginners who are still learning the ropes – the ones below are all excellent choices for anyone who is new to indoor gardening!
1. Golden Pothos
Golden Pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum "Aureaum") is one of the most popular indoor plants. It is distinguished with distinctive yellow and green leaves, which grow hard and fast, even with minimal care – they just need regular watering and a bit of sunlight to get going. If you care for Golden Pothos well enough, you may find the leaves grow bigger and more mature.
2. Lucky Bamboo
Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) is commonly found as an office plant, but there's no reason why you can't use it to spruce up your home environment as well. This plant has a highly unique look which makes for a great conversation piece. It's incredibly hardy and can survive even in quite terrible conditions. If you give them minimal care – regular watering and sunlight – you will find that they have brighter, larger leaves and a much more appealing appearance.
3. Spider Plant
Spider Plants (Chlorophytum) are another sight common to offices and lobbies, but their distinct striped appearance certainly makes for some perfect kitchen, living room, or guest room greenery. This hardy plant can easily grow inside baskets, on columns, and other easy-to-reach locales. Spider plants can thrive in environments with minimal sunlight and water; so you don’t need to plan much maintenance around them if at all. However, if you take good care of them, this plant will send out plantlets to create an even more stunning display.
4. Peace Lily
If you're looking for something on the floral side, then Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is an excellent option. Its flowers can thrive in a variety of lighting situations and only need some moderate watering to get them to bloom. Peace Lily looks beautiful in any area of the home, but they look particularly nice in simple vases on dining room tables or kitchen counters, where their beauty can be admired.
5. English Ivy
English ivy (Hedera helix) is one of the most distinct types of ivy which can thrive indoors. English ivy is exceptionally hardy and can easily grow in many different conditions. For best results, place your English ivy in indirect sunlight with a wide, shallow container rather than a tall and narrow container. If you want your English ivy to last as long as possible, you need to make sure that you are regularly fertilizing your ivy – about once a month in spring through fall is fine.