Beginner Houseplants Category Description
It’s always daunting to get into something for the first time, and raising houseplants is no different. With such a massive variety of leafy greens to choose from, how do you know you’ve picked the right plant for your home?
Worry not, beginner plant parent; we’ve got you covered with a selection of our favorite houseplants for beginners. These plants are hardy, easy to care for, and don’t mind a little neglect– they’re perfect for first-time home gardeners or seasoned veterans looking to spice up their home with something that isn’t too much of a challenge.
Choosing Your Houseplant
When choosing a houseplant for your home, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a good match. Follow this checklist to find the perfect plant for your home:
Do you have pets or small children? If you have pets or small children, consider looking into non-toxic houseplants to ensure any curious snackers don’t get sick.
How much light do you get in your home? Your home’s natural lighting plays a huge role in what plants will thrive in your home. Low-light houseplants may be best if you don’t get much natural light.
Where do you want to put your houseplant? Your houseplant’s location will determine its size, light level, and environmental preferences. You may need a small plant if you want something to spice up a side table. Low to medium light plants that prefer high humidity are best in bathrooms. If you want to purify the air in a room, one of the NASA-approved air-purifying plants is perfect for you.
General Care Tips
These houseplants may be easy to manage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t just plant them and leave them! We recommend following some general guidelines to keep your new plant friend happy and healthy. On each page for your specific houseplant, we’ve got some general care tips for you. For a more in-depth guide, check out our blog for specialized care guides for your houseplants.
Overall, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind when caring for your houseplant:
Soil Type: Your houseplant will need good soil to keep it healthy and rooted. Most houseplants like well-draining potting soil, but some have specific soil needs– always consult your plant’s care guide for soil tips!
Watering Regularly: Your houseplant will need a regular watering schedule to stay happy and healthy. Your watering schedule may change based on your houseplant’s soil type, the plant’s growing season, and your environment’s humidity levels. It’s best to set a flexible schedule based on your plant’s needs as opposed to something stricter.
Light Level: Most houseplants prefer bright, indirect sunlight, but some love low light conditions or direct sun. Check your plant’s general care guide for lighting preferences.
Room Temperature and Humidity: A comfortable environment for your houseplant can mean many things. Generally, all houseplants enjoy room temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but some may like more humidity than others.
Your Plant’s Growing Season: Your plant’s growing season is the best time to repot, fertilize, and prune your houseplant. Make sure you know when the growing season is so you can prepare for it!