5 Houseplants for Beginners That’ll Help You Start Your Plant Journey Right Away

Filling your indoor spaces with plants doesn't have to be overwhelming. If you've finally decided on starting your plant journey, this article is for you.

By: THURSD. | 04-08-2022 | 4 min read
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Sometimes getting a grip on starting your journey as a plant parent can be difficult, given the fact there is so much information out there that can be overwhelming of course. But no worries because for everyone looking to start the most beautiful plant journey at home, to decorating your spaces and filling them with green, we've got you covered. Here's a small compilation of five houseplants for beginners that'll help you start a successful plant journey at home and absolutely thrive in the process.

Start Your Plant Journey Right With These 5 Beginner Houseplants

Plants are here to make your house look greener, more beautiful, and best of all, provide more oxygenated spaces altogether. Check out these five beginner houseplants that'll definitely make your plant journey a lot easier and bearable, especially if you're new in the plant world.


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1. Succulents

Succulents are one of the most popular choices when it comes to choosing houseplants to decorate indoor spaces. They are definitely one of the five best and most convenient houseplants for beginners to start with, as they require very little or almost no maintenance at all, and best of all, are easily found in any plant shop. Succulents come in different shapes, sizes, and colors for you to choose from, the reason why they are considered among the five best houseplants for beginners to begin the plant adventure.


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They need to be watered once every ten days to two weeks and should be placed away from direct sunlight. That’s about it! Although there are thousands of succulent varieties that could be a good fit, a great beginner’s choice is the Jade plant which looks exquisite and goes extremely well when mixed or placed around other indoor plants.

2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace lilies will make you a proud plant parent because they are a very easy-to-care-for houseplant for beginners who are just starting their plant embarkation. The peace lily is a soul-soothing plant featuring handsome-looking dark leaves and white fragrant flowers. It is known from ancient times that spatiphyllums have a calming effect on our body, which explains why many plant lovers opt for this one specifically when starting their plant journey. This plant is also known for cleansing air contaminants and giving overall better oxygenation to any space. As a houseplant for beginners, it'll make things easier for you because this one lives best in shade and requires little sunlight, and only needs to be watered once a week.


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3. Golden Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Considered one of the five foremost houseplants for beginners that'll make your plant journey easier and more soothing, the "Devil's Ivy", also known as Golden Pothos will do. It is indeed one of the most popular and easiest plants to care for. Even if you keep it in the dark for most of the time, it can stay green all year long and is also considered one of the impossible to kill plants. To become the best plant parent to your pothos, make sure to place it somewhere with partial sun or partial shade, along with watering it once each week or when the soil has dried out.


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Read all about the Golden Pothos here: 'Pothos Plants - Care & All There’s to Know About This Houseplant'.

4. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

If you’re simply looking to add beautiful greenery to your house without the need to keep checking, watering, or feeding your plant, you can certainly start with the spider plant, an incredible houseplant for beginners. If you're new in the plant world, the spider plant is a really great option because it is adaptable to most soils and temperatures, plus is also easy to propagate. With spider-looking legs, this plant will unquestionably add lots of volume and a unique texture anywhere placed. Now you know why it's considered among the five greatest houseplants for beginners!


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5. Earth Star Plant (Bromeliad Cryptanthus)

The Earth Star plant is an unusual decorative plant with a flat rosette of leaves. They are perfect for adding a dash of color and texture to your spaces, and a great option if you're just starting on your plant voyage. They are excellent houseplants for beginners because they do not require constant nurturing or watering, making them a low-maintenance plant you can thoroughly enjoy. Make sure to place them in bright spots and water them only when the soil starts drying a little. The brighter the light, the more color your beautiful plant will have. 


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So, with these tips and houseplants for beginners in mind, are you ready to embark on your plant journey and absolutely thrive in the process? The greener your spaces look, the better!



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