For anyone who ever wanted to be a plant owner but doubted their skills, this is your sign to take the first step and become a plant parent. It can be intimidating to start as different plants require different needs. However, once you own your first plant, you will see it is easier than it seems to take care of plants.
1. Zz Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)
The first plant to recommend for beginners as this plant is known for being impossible to kill. It is one of the easiest and low maintenance plants to have in your home. It is suitable for any place in your house and can be maintained with minimum sun exposure. This plant does not require frequent watering, if you are forgetful you won’t kill this plant. It is easier to kill this plant by overwater than underwatering. This plant can sustain dry droughts; you should cut any dead leaves every month, as this prevents your dead leaves from spreading into the healthy leaves, and it will also enhance your plant.
2. Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
This beauty is also known as mother-in-law’s tongue (you can do as you wish with this information). This plant is very low maintenance, and its spiked leaves will complement any room in your house. You should water this plant approximately every 18 days. You should let the soil dry completely before watering this plant again. This plant can handle dry air and pretty much any kind of natural lighting around your home. You should re-pot this plant every third year with an all-purpose potting mix. Fertilizing is also recommended.
3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)
A great thing about this plant is that it is totally pet-friendly and easy to grow. This plant is also on the list of the top 10 air purifying plants; therefore, it will be a great addition to your room. Water this plant every week, and you should make sure that the top layer is dry before watering. It is advised to fertilize this plant every second week. This plant is suitable for areas with part sun and part shade.
4. Aloe Plant (Aloe Vera)
Everyone is familiar with the great benefits aloe produces, for your skin, and your overall health, so it is no surprise that this succulent plant will bring you astounding benefits. This plant should be watered every 18th day, this is low demand plant so make sure the entire soil is dry before watering again. This plant should be fertilized every 36th day. This plant is categorized as toxic; thus, you should keep it away from your fur babies.
5. Monstera (Monstera Deliciosa)
This plant is also known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, and it has different variations not only is this plant completely stunning it also has air purifying qualities. This plant is native to tropical rainforests in southern countries, and it thrives in humid environments. Not to worry though, you can achieve humidity by purchasing a humidifier (your tropical plants will love you). You should water your monstera every week for better maintenance, make sure that the top layer of your plant is fully dry before watering.
6. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena braunii)
This plant needs to be watered every week, and it can be grown hydroponically(without soil in water) or in soil. This magnificent plant resembles a true bamboo plant and will add a beautiful look to your home. This plant thrives more on shade with indirect sunlight. You do not need to fertilize lucky bamboos though you should mist it to increase humidity.
7. Good Luck Plant (Palm Lily, Cordyline Fruticosa)
The good luck plant is considered a reasonably easy plant to take care of. Before watering this plant, you should feel the soil that the top layer should be dry before giving it more water. If the soil is still wet, you risk overwatering your plant. It is recommended to have drainage holes in your pot, allowing excess water to run out from the holes. Palm lilys are tropical plants, so make sure you get that humidifier for this one. You should fertilize your plant every second week.
8. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
This lovely flowering plant can give out variant colors in its leaves, it is also known for being heart-shaped, and it will enhance any room in your house. It is best to hang this plant because this plant grows streams of leaves. A great benefit of having this plant is that it will filter gaseous toxins from the air. This plant thrives on shaded areas, and it needs to be watered every week (the top layer should be dry).
This little pet-friendly beauty is best kept in full sunlight and should be watered every 18th day. This plant has low demand, so make sure to let the soil dry entirely before watering again. This plant is extremely easy to take care of it as it can handle dry humidity. This plant is succulent, so it is easier to kill it with overwatering.
10. Elephant’s Foot (Beaucarnea recurvata)
Also known as the Pony Tail Palm because of its magnificent strings. This plant is suitable with full sun but can also live in part sun and part shade areas in your home. You do not have to worry about this plant’s humidity, but misting this plant is recommended. It is low maintenance, so you will only need to water it every 18th day. Fertilizing this plant every 36th day is recommended.