New to Plant Parenthood? Thinking of taking the first steps towards building your own Indoor Jungle of dreams?
Why not make the process easier for yourself with an easy-care plant!
It’s a misconception that any plant is impossible to kill. But there are a few out there that make it pretty tricky.
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned gardener, low-maintenance houseplants that are easy to grow and require minimal care are good choices for beginners.
Green, blue or black thumbs, we’ve collated our list of the seven best plants suitable for beginners. Spoiler: we aren’t talking about Cacti or Succulents!
The ZZ Plant
The ZZ plant is a very easy-going house plant with few care requirements. It's a tough cookie and will survive a certain amount of neglect. Its striking waxy foliage gives out serious catfish vibes and is often mistaken for a fake plant because of its natural shine.
☀️ Likes semi-shade in summer, brighter in winter. Keep away from direct sunlight
💧 Water only once the top few inches of soil are dry to touch.
🌡️ Don’t sweat it! Average indoor temp & humidity is ideal.
You can shop your very own ZZ Plant on our online plant store here
The Spider Plant
The Spider plant is a popular beginner’s choice as it can quickly adapt to almost any condition. These plants are tough, easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. They do best in hanging baskets and thrive when placed on a table or shelf in a bright room.
☀️ Position in a bright spot, but avoid too much direct sunlight.
💧 Water every two weeks or once top inches of soil is dry to touch.
🌡️ Can do well in both high and low humidity. Enjoys average room temperature.
You can shop your very own Spider Plant on our online plant store here
Devil’s Ivy or “Pothos” is one of the best houseplants for beginners as it can thrive in unfavourable conditions. We believe it looks its best adorning high tabletops or trailing down a bookshelf as a common hanging plant, making it an excellent indoor decor piece to accent old or boring furniture.
☀️ Position in a bright spot but away from direct sunlight.
💧 Water routinely in the growing season and a great deal less in Winter.
🌡️ Can do well in low humidity conditions but thrives best in high humidity
You can shop your very own Devil’s Ivy on our online plant store here
The peace lily is among the easiest plants to grow indoors. It can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions and bounce back to its original beauty in no time, even after a certain level of neglect.
☀️ Enjoys light to medium light exposure away from direct sunlight
💧 Keep the soil relatively moist in the summer months but avoid overwatering
🌡️ Likes an average temperature of between 10°C-18°C
You can shop your very own Peace Lily on our online plant store here
Easy to grow and hard to kill, the humble “Snake Plant” can thrive in almost any environment, from low-light office spaces to bedroom windowsills. We love it for its striking tiger-like striped foliage that add a splash of colour and brightness to any space.
☀️ Position in a bright spot but avoid too much direct sunlight
💧 Let the soil dry out significantly between watering, especially in the winter months.
🌡️ Aim to keep room temperatures above 10°C
You can shop your very own Snake plant on our online plant store here.
Cast Iron Plant
As the name suggests, the Cast Iron Plant or “Aspidistra eliator” has a cast-iron constitution and is a very easygoing indoor plant. This plant is a top choice for beginners as it can withstand a fair degree of neglect and is very low maintenance; in fact, it was a popular houseplant in Victorian times as it could withstand fumes from coal fires, gas lamps and could cope with gloomy conditions.
☀️ Thrives best in low-medium light environments. A bright spot out of direct sunlight is best.
💧 Keep compost moist but avoid overwatering or allowing it to stand in water.
🌡️ Comfortable in most average household environments.
You can shop your very own Cast Iron Plant on our online plant store here
The "Pachira Aquatica", also known as the "Money Tree", originates from the wet drylands of the tropics. Known as one of the "Feng-shui" plants, its five stems and five leaves represent the five earth elements. Here in Ireland, it's a straightforward plant to look after and will generally adapt to most conditions in your home, making it a perfect plant for plant novices.
☀️ Position in a space with ample bright indirect sunlight.
💧 Don't water too often and let dry out between watering. Never allow to stand in water, and keeping in a well-draining container is essential.
🌡️ Average household temperature is ideal.
You can shop your very own Pachira Aquatica on our online plant store here
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