It is not always easy to take care of plants, though usually they are quite easy. Start off your plant journey with plants that are easy to care for and more resilient, if you are a first-time owner.
Here are 20 plants that are ideal for beginning plant parents and will teach you a thing or two about plant care along the way.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
It is very easy to grow snake plants, and they are quite forgiving. In addition to their dramatic appearance, they also have angular leaves that point upwards. The plants grow slowly, so you won’t have to repot them for quite some time. Snake plants prefer similar climate and humidity conditions to people, and their light requirements are quite flexible (no direct sun or full shade, but they can cope with most types of light in between).
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
Spider plants communicate well, so they’re a good plant for beginners. The tips of their leaves will turn brown when the plants need water. Overwatered plants will have flopped leaves and look waterlogged.
When they get a lot of sunlight, the lighter variegation will become wider; when they are in a darker place, the stripes will become narrower or disappear.
Spiderettes are babies who become happy once or twice a year when they are happy. Creating new plants is as easy as transplanting the spiderettes.
Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis orchid)
Modern orchids are much harder to care for, especially the Phalaenopsis, which comes in a variety of colors. You can find these in a variety of colors at grocery and home goods stores.
An orchid likes a moist environment and partial sun, so a shelf in your bathroom or kitchen would be perfect. All they need is a spritz of water once a week – overwatering is a common mistake. In a room with some indirect light every day, they will do best because they prefer cooler temperatures and don’t like direct sunlight.
Silver Torch Cacti (Cleistocactus strausii)
This plant needs full sun for at least six hours per day since it’s a cactus, but it doesn’t need much else. The plant will grow slowly, but extra sun will speed up its growth.
We recommend watering every three to four weeks; a bit less in winter, a bit more in spring. Water away from the center of the plant is picked up by cacti’s shallow roots because they are able to pick up desert dew.
Pearl of Nurnberg Echeveria (Perle von Nurnberg Echeveria)
It is a circular succulent with greyish-green leaves with pink highlights (the more sun it gets, the pinker it will be). They need plenty of sunlight, and a couple of weeks of watering is sufficient. As they grow to about 6 inches across, Echeveria succulents are a good example of learning from. They are especially hardy. Keep your plant from overwatering and make sure liquid doesn’t accumulate on its leaves, which can rot its core. A variety of flowers are available in the summer, including pinks and yellows.
Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides)
A little light (but not full sun), and weekly watering are needed for this cheery little plant. Apart from that, it pretty much takes care of itself. By placing it in soil, it will produce offshoots that grow from the stem’s base. This enables you to grow more money plants for free.
Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura)
Plants of this type thrive in humid environments with low light levels. This might make a great addition to your bathroom, where it will get regularly doused with warm, damp air.
While it likes humidity, it doesn’t like wet roots – in tropical areas where it grows, animals and plants higher in the forest catch rain, which leaves little water for the plant’s roots.
Prayer plants do not require a lot of care, but they do prefer a particular kind of environment. Beginners with appropriate homes can benefit from this option.