Our Top 10 Houseplant Recommendations for Beginner Plant Parents

Houseplants enhance the overall look of a space, providing colour and texture at an affordable price. They are also proven mood boosters, making us feel at ease and improving how we feel just by being visible.

Have you been missing out on these benefits because you think plants are too high maintenance for your lifestyle? Or maybe you just aren’t sure where to start?
We have assembled a list of no-fuss houseplants for beginners and busy people who have limited time to dedicate to plant care. These plant varieties are very forgiving and adapt to many different environments. Check them out below to see which one is right for you!

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Colasantis - Cacti arrival - Jan 2017

Cacti

With dozens of varieties to choose from in a wide range of shapes, sizes and even vibrant colours, there are planty of hardy plants to choose from just in this category. Cacti are slow-growing so you don’t need to worry about frequent repotting, and they thrive on neglect.

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Snake_Plant_(Sansevieria_trifasciata_'Laurentii')

Sansevieria

These plants tolerate low light but thrive in bright, indirect light. They can be slow or fast growers depending on which of these lighting conditions you provide. Also available in a wide range of shapes, you have many eye-catching varieties to choose from. Sansevieria aren’t particular about their watering schedule and are known to sprout new pups in ideal conditions.

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Midnight ZZ Plant - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Black ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

Another stunning,  drought resistant option is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. Its deep green, glossy leaves bring a tropical aesthetic to indoor spaces without the need for constant watering and added humidity. Available in smaller table top sizes to large floor plants, this versatile variety is great for both the home or office.

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Behind The Scenes Marble Queen Pothos (9)

Pothos

This classic foliage plant is a tried and true staple for beginners and experts alike. They provide visual interest trailing down from their pots on the edges of tables, shelves, or suspended from the ceiling. Pothos prefer medium to bright, indirect light and like to slightly dry between waterings.

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Peace Lily - Colasanti's

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are loved for their easy going nature as well as their balance of lush green foliage with elegant white bracts. They tolerate low to bright indirect light and like to slightly dry between waterings. No need to worry if you fall behind on your watering schedule. This plant will let you know with its droopy leaves, which nice feature for new plant parents.

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XEROGRAPHIC Tillandsia - Colasantis

Air Plants

Air plants are a great beginner option because they do not live in soil. They prefer indirect light and can easily be placed around the home or office. Simply follow a regular misting or submerging watering schedule and your air plant will continue to provide an exotic look to your decor for years to come.

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Peperomia - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Kingsville Ontario

Peperomia

Peperomia are available in a variety of unique foliage options and can provide a pop of colour or texture without the need for flowers. They are slow growers and compact in size so they don’t require too much space. Allow them to slightly dry between waterings and place them in a medium to bright light location.

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Colasanti's Monstera Minima - September 2020 - Plants We Dig

Monstera

Monstera varieties are both stylish and low maintenance. They enjoy medium to bright indirect light and require moderate watering. Monstera are amongst the most popular tropical plants because of their unique foliage and exotic look.

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Florida Tropials - July 13, 2020 (21) Dracaena

Dracaena

These beautiful tropical plants are desirable because of their hardiness and versatility, but also because dracaenas are high on the list of Clean Air Plants. Their sturdy stems are often woven or braided to create unique visual interest. Keep them away from direct sunlight, avoid over watering, and provide them with the occasional pruning to keep your dracaena looking its best.

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10 inch Yucca Cane 3PP Florida Tropials - July 13, 2020 (39)

Yucca

Yucca canes make a great statement piece with their robust trunks and sword shaped, vibrant green leaves. Place them in low to bright, indirect light and allow the soil to mostly dry between waterings and they will be happy. They’re that easy!

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To see more varieties are available and view more specific care instructions check out our selection on shop.colasanti.com

Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Moon Cacti - Grafted Cactus
Colasantis - Sansevieria BOGO 4 ince
12 inch zz plant - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Kingsville Ontario
Colasanti's - Peace Lily - Tropical Plant

Cacti

Sansevieria

ZZ Plant

Peace Lily

Pothos - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Ontario Canada
Yucca Plant - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Kingsville Ontario
Dracaena Marginata- Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Kingsville Ontario
Split Leaf Monstera Philodendron - Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Kingsville Ontario

Pothos

Yucca

Dracaena

Monstera

Colasanti's Tillandsia - Air Plants - Kingsville Ontario Canada

Peperomia

Tillandsia

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