5 Best Houseplants for Beginners

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Adding indoor plants to your home is one of the best ways to give it life and joy. They add a touch of decoration to your interiors, and it’s the perfect way to make your home natural. Besides, houseplants can boost your mental health, improve your sleep, and make your moods better. There are different houseplants to suit every homeowner. Below are the 5 best indoor plants for beginners.

Snake Plant

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This plant is available in different varieties, and it’s among the best indoor plants for filtering indoor air. It is good at converting CO2 to O2 at night, and it also adds a greenery effect to your space. This succulent plant grows upwards, ideal for homeowners with little space.

Snake plant has easy growing and maintenance requirements. It can grow in low light conditions, doesn’t need regular watering, and is hard to kill. It is among the best houseplants for beginners. You can grow them in your bedroom or living room and place them near the window.

Lucky Bamboo

It is not an actual bamboo tree but one that belongs to the Dracaena genus. This plant can grow in the soil or hydroponically. Traditionally, the plant is given away as a gift because it is said to bring good luck, good fortune, health, and love.

Lucky bamboo can thrive in poor conditions, including poorly lit areas, poor air quality, and waterlogged areas. This plant’s major requirements are regular watering and protection from cold drafts. However, its ease of maintenance is only guaranteed when it is grown in good quality water. You can place it in your workspace, bedroom, or living room.

ZZ Plant

It is a beautiful, tough, and easy-to-care-for plant. Plants in the ZZ family tolerate low light, infrequent hydration, and dry air. People who live in shady spaces or apartments will find it a good choice. You can water it twice a month or when the soil is completely dry, and the plant will still flourish.

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant) is another option for anyone looking to start planting houseplants. You can choose to grow it as a standalone or group it with other houseplants. It’s a happy option for the bathroom or kitchen.

Marble Queen Pothos

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Commonly referred to as Pothos, one of the easiest indoor plants to grow. It has pretty heart-shaped leaves and lengthening vines. Pothos will add color and texture to any of your rooms.

They require less watering and can thrive in low-light environments. You can multiply them with ease. When the stems grow too long, cut off a few of them and put them in a glass of water, and allow them to grow roots. Once the roots develop, transfer them into a container with soil, and they will be ready to grow.

Anthurium

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Anthurium is one of the best flowering indoor plants you introduce to your home. Anthuriums are famous for their lipstick-red lily pad-like flowers. They bloom throughout the year. You can place them into your entryway or living room to add a pop of color to your house.

This plant is susceptible to root rot, therefore, avoid overwatering it. Only water it when the soil feels dry to your touch. Anthuriums grow best when it is bright but indirect sunlight. Once you have this plant in suitable soil and protect it from direct sunlight, it is easier to maintain it.

Indoor plants come in many varieties, most of which are friendly for beginners. Introduce one or a couple of the above plants to add a touch of beauty to your home.    

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