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Posted by shotwell florist on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 22, 2020 Flowers

Easy First Plants for Novices

A great way to bring a little bit of nature into your home is with some beautiful, lush, green houseplants. If you’re afraid that you might not be able to take care of them, don’t worry. We’ve listed here for you the top six indoor plants that are the easiest to grow and the hardest to kill. Pick from the list and enjoy the many benefits of having plants around you.

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.

Ponytail Palm

As the name suggests, this is a plant with long, thin, hair-like leaves that cascade down from the top resembling a pony tail. Not actually a palm but rather a succulent, this no-fuss plant requires very little care. It can tolerate a decent amount of neglect and prefers to be left alone which makes it a great plant for people who travel a lot. They thrive in bright light and only like water once their soil has completely dried out.

ZZ Plant

Another plant which is actually a succulent, the ZZ plant has dark green, oval leaves that have a waxy shine and grow in abundance from vertical stems giving the plant a lush look. The ZZ Plant is nearly indestructible and can survive adverse conditions such as low light and drought. They can be placed anywhere in the home and will do just fine but prefer bright to moderate indirect light. Let the solid completely dry out between waterings.

Peperomia

A striking little plant that comes with beautiful, ornamental leaves. There are numerous species of this plant that have thick, waxy leaves with solid, variegated, marbled red, green, or purple shades. This is plant that gets noticed. Adaptable to a variety of environments, this little beauty makes a great desk plant and will flourish even under flourescents. Water once soil has become completely dry and place in moderate to low indirect light.

Rubber Plant

With large, oval-shaped leaves that are thick and glossy, this is a plant that makes a statement. They are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and are fairly hardy. For optimum growth, place in a well lit, indirect light area and keep the soil moist. The Rubber Plant is a great air purifying plant but may be toxic to pets.

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.