Plants need proper soil, water, sunlight, and a little boost of nutrients to support their growth. However, some plants require minimum care, exposure, and are easy to maintain. Most houseplants and succulents are perfect for beginners. They’re the types of plants that can turn on the green thumb in you.
Here are the perfect plants for people who don’t have a green thumb yet.
The word succulent is derived from “succus” which means juice in Latin. The plants store the absorbed water in their roots, stems, and leaves. These are popular these days because of their unique and diverse beauty. Succulents are drought-tolerant and require little watering. Nevertheless, they need special soil to flourish. Keep your plants in indirect light and water a little when the soil looks dry.
There are 64 types of succulent plants available in a diverse variety of colors, sizes, and shapes for your indoor decor or cactus garden. The most common include:
These plants come in a wide range of colors and are the most popular succulent type. They have a rose-like appearance. Echeveria is a good option for tropical climates and the best choice for someone who forgets watering plants. These plants can be handy and may be grown in small containers that are perfect for improving your home decor.
This is easy to maintain. Water once a month and keep it in direct sunlight over the window sill. Surely, it’ll continue to grow.
This is referred to as “the medicine plant” due to the healing properties of the aloe vera gel for skin burns.
Aside from that, it’s aesthetically pleasing. It only needs watering once a week during summer and about once a month of sprinklers in winter.
2. Snake Plants
Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, these are tough, waxy succulents with sword-shaped leaves edged with yellow or marked with gray spots.
The leaves grow straight up, narrowing to a point at the top. These Snake plants can grow on neglect, flourish well in low light, and are perfect for growing indoors because of their air-purifying properties.
Like aloe vera plants, they can survive without water for weeks. You need to water only if the soil gets dried up.
It’s best to consider the caring tips for succulents indoors to ensure a long and fulfilling relationship with them.
3. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
Growing these kinds of plants requires less effort since they’re considered one of the most durable houseplants. They tolerate poor light, dry air, and drought.
These plants offer an attractive variety of colors, adding a sense of green appeal to your home. They can be placed anywhere in the house and thrive best in warm temperatures and humid conditions. They must be grown in well-draining soils, perlite, and sand.
4. Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae)
These are drought-resistant plants that need watering every month. When the top two inches of the soil becomes dry, you must water the top of the plant and let the water flow. Aside from being resilient, these plants add beauty that can enhance the indoor or outdoor appeal of your home.
Bromeliads are classified into eight subfamilies, each having over 3,000 distinct species. Pineapple is the most popular variety among all the species.
4. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
These plants offer a lush, vibrant green appearance to your home. The flowers have an angelic white bloom that brings a sense of peace to your space. Nevertheless, they’re almost impossible to kill and thrive in low-light conditions. They need little maintenance and care.
When the leaves start to droop, it’s time to water Peace lily plants. This plant mechanism works to prevent over-watering. Simply pay attention to this fact and it’ll continue to bloom. It’s also considered one of the Snake plants because it removes organic compounds like benzene and formaldehyde from your home.
The plants are considered one of the most resilient houseplants that can grow in a wide range of conditions. These are fun plants to have because they’re easy to propagate with their neat growing structures. Healthy plants usually produce stolons with plantlets at the ends that offer a “spidery look.” The spiderettes usually start as small white flowers.
Spider plants can be grown in pots or hanging baskets in any area with indirect to bright light.
6. Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
This plant is incredible for beginners because it’s nearly indestructible, It’s extremely tolerant of indirect sunlight and irregular watering. Cast-iron plants are also known as barroom or ballroom plants. They survive in the dark and that’s the reason they’re excellent for hard-to-fill areas. They’re always green, even when kept in shade like under the stairs or along with foundations.
Aside from that, the plant flourishes in extremely hot and dry conditions and survives during cold winters. It’s not infested by insects or bothered by any diseases.
The peperomia plant is the best choice for beginners who are houseplant enthusiasts. It’s highly ornamental with thick, textured, fleshy leaves appearing in red, green, gray, and purple colors. It’s best for indoor home decors plants as it adds a natural appeal to space. These plants require less care and maintenance. Water only when the soil becomes dry since it’s drought-tolerant. Also, it can grow in bright indirect light.
This is a perfect plant for the ultimate brown thumb since it’s nearly indestructible. It can take months of neglect and low light. It appears amazing even when you forget about it. It’s usually displayed indoors, like in offices and malls. The plant is often mistaken as a fake plant because the entire plant has a waxy, shiny coating that resembles plant decors made of plastic.
It grows in bright light but can tolerate low light and prefers dry soil. So, if you’re someone who forgets watering plants, then it’s an excellent choice for you.
9. Anthuriums Plant (Anthurium andraeanum)
They look appealing with their bright red, heart-shaped blooms. They can last forever with little maintenance. They thrive best in bright, indirect light and don’t like consistently moist soil. Sprinkle the plants with water when the soil looks dry. They’ll need watering once a week.
10. Pothos Plant (Epipremnum aureum)
The vine has pointed, heart-shaped green leaves, and can appear with multicolored foliage. It’s one of the easiest houseplants to grow even if you don’t have a green thumb. Pothos plants can thrive in dark areas and the presence of fluorescent light will do. It can grow in ordinary, well-draining potting dry soil. Hence, it’s often used in offices and dorm rooms for creating green decor.
The plants mentioned above are the kinds that thrive most in indirect light, less water, dry soil, humid conditions, and less maintenance. Growing these kinds of plants will make you more confident about your gardening skills. However, understand the growing conditions of these plants to ensure that they thrive with a little more than your love.