October 10, 2021

5 Best Houseplants for Beginners

Looking to start your own plant family? You’ve come to the right place. The following are some great house plant suggestions that will thrive in your home while very easy to care for.

1. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

Part of the Lily family and native to China and Japan. This is your go to plant that can withstand plenty of ‘missed-watering’ days. Cast Iron Plant does well in low-light, low-humidity and fluctuating temperatures. Though it can tolerate not being watered often try to avoid over-watering’ as well. Check the soil about once a week for its dryness. Many water this plant once every 2 to 3 weeks.

2. Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)

This plant you’ll see pop up in many trendy interior design magazines. A plant piece that goes well in corners and tight spaces. There is a misconception that the Fiddle Leaf is difficult to care for since its native to tropical and humid environments. Providing the Fiddle Leaf with plenty of water and bright filtered light and it’ll be a happy little fig plant.

3. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)

With their stunning blooms lasting up to 4 months and only needing light care this Orchid is a great office desk piece. Avoid planting in soil and use fir bark, clay pellets or sphagnum moss. Moth Orchid only need indirect sunlight as they tend to burn easily at times.

4. Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

The perfect plant to perk up your living room shelf or office desk with greenery. They only grow 10 to 12 inches in height. The Money Plant needs just well-draining soil and minimal water. If you start to see your plant drooping it just needs a drink of water. It loves sunlight and tends to grow towards it, which you will notice quickly.

5. Devils Ivy (Pothos)

Honestly, this plant is an icon for many of us. We can say this is probably one of the very best for beginning plant parents. They need water on an infrequent basis, check to make sure soil is dry enough so you can feed it water again. Pothos are suggested to be placed in areas such as sun rooms and bathrooms because of its love for humidity. Does best with indirect sunlight and direct sunlight will wear it down quickly. Once it starts to outgrow its pot, it needs to be repotted into a considerably larger pot with nutritive soil. Pests such as mites can make their home, but can be sent on their way by adding a few drops of liquid dishwashing detergent to a spray bottle of water and spraying the plant down.

Here’s to starting your new little plant family. Best of luck!

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