5 Easy Houseplants for Beginners

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5 Easy Houseplants for Beginners

I’ve never been a huge “plant person” but I do love them! I love flowers and pretty plants that really make a home feel special and give you that “nature brings me peace” vibes.

5 Easy Houseplants for Beginners

I’m not an expert, by any means, so this blog post is helping me just as much as it’s helping you. So whether you’re just starting out or really have no clue where to start—these plants are low maintenance and require very minimal care to survive šŸ˜….

1. Pothos Plant
The pothos plant is considered one of the easiest houseplants to care for. They can grow using basically any type of soil (no need to buy expensive stuff), can grow in a vase of water or pot of soil, and can be in direct sunlight or low lighting. And since pothos is easy to take care of, this lovely plant is an easy way to add some green to your home.

Tip: Be sure to research the different types of pots for plants. Some plants need drainage holes at the bottom to allow the soil to breathe, while others don’t.

2. Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is not only super easy to take care of—but it’s a useful plant! You can use the “juice” from the aloe to alleviate pain such as sunburn or dry skin. Stick this plant with bright light and water thoroughly but not often. In fact, if watered too often, the roots can rot. The care for this plant is low maintenance and the plant itself has benefits so it’s worth the “work” that comes with it.

3. Snake Plant
Snake plants are similar to cacti. Lots of light and low amounts of water. Making this one of the easiest indoor plants to take care of. These plants thrive in direct sunlight, but will still grow in even low-light areas. Similar to aloe vera, water the plant thoroughly, but not frequently. These plants can grow very tall and make for a great statement piece in the home.

Tip: To know when it’s time to water, don’t rely on how the surface of the soil looks. Instead, carefully stick your finger a couple inches into the soil. If you feel any moisture, hold off on watering.

4. Monstera Plant
You wouldn’t know it—but this beautiful plant isn’t nearly as high maintenance as it looks! The monstera plant can only tolerate direct sun in the morning because extended periods of direct light can burn the foliage. So not too much direct sunlight and water 1-2 times a week. You can be high maintenance, but your plants don’t have to be!

5. Cactus
Pretty much any type of cactus or cacti are fairly easy to take care of. These plants need sunlight, but very little water. Similar to the snake plant, water the plant thoroughly, but not frequently. Just be careful you don’t prick yourself during the potting process!

Tip: Be sure to research pets and plants. Some plants can harm certain types of animals and some animals like to play with plants which can damage them. Research the best types of plants for your home.

Well now that I’m educated—I’m headed to the store to pick up some new plants for my home!

xoxo, Michele

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