6 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners and How To Take Of Them.

These houseplants are the best for first-time plant parents. They are all easy to grow and can generally withstand inconsistent watering, uneven or bad light, and varying temperatures. They will thrive in dorm rooms, offices, and sometimes even dull corners.

1. Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

The Snake plant is a low-maintenance plant that is known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. The snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels. Water this plant only when the soil is almost thoroughly dry, once a month will be fine. Sansevieria is not pet-friendly.

2. Pothos

This plant is great to have even if you don't have a green thumb. The Pothos may start small, its vines can grow over 10ft long. This plant is super easy to grow in water. Moderate indoor light is best, even indoors where lower light and dry air make conditions less than ideal. The Pothos is not pet-friendly.

3. Dracaena

What an easy-going, low-maintenance plant because it can easily adapt to different light environments, however, it is best to keep it away from direct sun. Only water Dracaena when the soil feels dry to the touch. Water this plant thoroughly, or until water freely flows from the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Dracaena is not pet-friendly.

4. ZZ Plant

This hardy drought-tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. We recommend watering it once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) and once every two months when it goes dormant in the fall/winter. All it needs is a spot that receives bright to medium indirect light. The ZZ plant is not pet-friendly.

5. Spider Plant

These plants are super easy to care for. This plant does well in bright light, but no direct sun. Once-a-week watering is sufficient in spring and summer; in winter, allow the soil to dry a bit more between waterings. Yes, this plant is pet-friendly!

6. Succulents and Cacti

Succulents and Cacti are slow-growing and will withstand tremendous abuse. They do best with bright light to direct sunlight. Succulents and Cacti require little water and can go without water for over a month. Just make sure they are potted in well-drained pots. The best thing about these plants is that they truly thrive on neglect. The majority of these species are pet-friendly


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