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Posted by campbellsflowers on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 22, 2020 Flower Gifts Flowers

6 Best House Plants for Novices

What’s the best way to quickly spruce up your home? Add some beautiful green plants! Fresh, living, and beautiful, plants add a pop of color and bring intrigue and life to any room. If you’re not sure about how green your thumb is, don’t worry. We have specially curated a list of low-maintenance, easy-to-grow, and hard-to-kill plants just for beginners. Choose one or more plants from the selection below and being your life-long love of plants (it’s a side effect of having plants). Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the health benefits plants provide too.

Plants Anyone Can Maintain

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

Pothos is an attractive trailing vine plant with medium-sized leaves that are dark green or yellow and green variegated. They look best on top of a tall bookshelf or in a hanging planter. They are hard to kill and can tolerate nearly any type of growing environment. They can also hand infrequent waterings for those who sometimes forget to water their plants. For your pothos to thrive, place in indirect medium light and water once every one to two weeks.

Prayer Plant

For a colorful, hardy, tropical plant, the Prayer Plant is a great choice. It comes in varieties of colorufl leaves and patterns. They are called Prayer Plant because some of them fold their leaves up at night resembling hands in prayer. They are not too picky about their lighting conditions, but bright, indirect light is best, and keep the soil moist.

Aloe

Most people know Aloe for its medicinal properties in its leaves, primarily to soothe sunburns, but they also make striking houseplants. Their cool, spiky, thick leaves can grow in length up to 20 inches. They require little maintenance and grow much faster than most other succulents. Aloe loves the sun, even direct sunlight. Place in a pot that drained and wat until soil dries out between waterings.

Fittonias (Nerve Plant)

This pretty plant comes in a variety of leaf colors and has veined leaves giving it a very ornamental look. It loves water so is perfect for those overwaterers out there. They love humidity and warm conditions so misting in between waterings may be necessary. Place in bright, indirect light and wait for soil to dry out before watering.

Wandering Jew Plant

A very attractive and colorful plant native to Mexico, this gorgeous plant is considered difficult to kill. Their leaves are a pretty purple and green with purple growth being more new than the green growth. Keep in bright, indirect light or the colorful leaves will fade. Mist frequently as it loves high humidity and keep the soil moist.

Money Tree Plant

The Money Tree plant is easy to grow and is relatively low maintenance. Its cool braided trunk gives it a quirky, unique appearance and its bright green leaves make it cheer up any space. Perfect for corners, it can grow as tall as six feet indoors. The Money Tree plant prefers moderate, indirect light but can fare well in low light conditions as well. Place in a well-draining pot and water when the top 2-3 inches of the soil is dry.