Best Houseplants for Beginners

Houseplants are so popular and on-trend right now, but if you’re starting a collection, make sure you get the right ones. I have put together a list of the best houseplants for beginners.

I wish I had come across a list like this when I started collecting plants. It would have really saved me a lot of frustration and money. All of these plants are easy and low maintenance plants that don’t require high humidity. They’re also easily accessible at any big box store.

The first plant on my list is the Golden Pothos. This luscious foliage plant is probably the easiest plant to grow. Let the soil dry out completely before watering it thoroughly. It can be placed in low light and do well but appreciates bright indirect light.

Golden Pothos - Best plants for beginners by Carmen Whitehead

Second is the Aloe Vera succulent. This would be a great starter succulent. It can go weeks without water and propagates very easily. It can also take low light, so you can place it on a living room table or bathroom and it will do well.

Aloe Vera - Best houseplants fro beginners by Carmen Whitehead

Next is the Sansevieria Hahnii Birds Nest. I love the compactness of this type of Sansevieria. It’s perfect for a small spot like a table, desk or nightstand.

Sansevieria Hahnii Birds Nest - Best Houseplants for Beginners

Hanging houseplants can be placed just about anywhere, especially if you don’t have a shelf or counter space. The Philodendron Heart Leaf is a fast-growing trailing plant and very low maintenance. I let the fast-draining soil dry out completely before I water mine. Using a moisture meter is a secure way of determining if your plant needs water.

Heart Leaf Philodendron - Best Houseplants for Beginners by Carmen Whitehead

The fifth is a beautiful foliage plant that is both grand and low maintenance. I have several varieties of the Aglaonema or Chinese Evergreen plant, but I would specifically recommend Maria. Brilliant green and silvery leaves. You can let it go 10-14 days without water and it will be fine. It’s also a fast grower.

Aglaonema Maria - Best Houseplants for Beginners by Carmen Whitehead

Finally, the sixth and last plant for this list is the Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus (extra points if you can pronounce it). This trailing plant is becoming much more available in nurseries and big box stores. Which is wonderful because it’s actually a very easy plant to care for. The leaves will curl slightly when it needs water and is very fast growing.

Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus - Best Houseplants for Beginners by Carmen Whitehead

I hope this information gives you some selections and confidence to start your own houseplants collection and be successful with it.


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