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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!