The 5 best plants for beginners

Filling (or overflowing) your living space with plants is really popular and attractive right now, and it’s no wonder why. Plants are such a beautiful and fresh complement to a space and they really bring freshness and life to it. Plants are also an amazing way to purify the air from toxins and flood it with clean air.

I’ve started to fill up my room with plants and succulents and they really make my space pop with life and color. There are so many different gorgeous plants and ways to display your plants including hanging pots, macrame, woven baskets, and more that go with all different styles and tastes.

Although I’m a newbie with taking care of plants and living with them, I have learned quite a bit about the best plants for those starting out and the ones that are easy to care for and fairly cost effective.

All of the plants listed purify the air and are easy for beginners!

*pictures in this post are not my own*

Spider plant

I know that having a plant named “spider” isn’t super comforting, but this is a super pretty and also hard to kill plant, and it is a great option for a hanging plant. Water once a week or when the top inch of soil is dry.

Dumbcane

Dumb-cane? Even though these names aren’t the most attractive, the plants sure are! I love my Dumbcane plant with its big patterned leaves and tropical vibes. It also grows quite quickly and is always shooting up new leaves. Water about every nine days or when the top 2 inches of soil are dry. *This plant is poisonous to animals and humans if eaten or if “juices” make contact with skin*

Crispy wave fern

This one is so fun! I mean how could a plant named “crispy wave fern” not be? This is a curly, bright green, and long armed plant that is super easy to care for and brighten up any room with. Water once or twice a week or when soil begins to dry out and tips of leaves turn brown and “extra” crispy.

Succulents

SUCCULENTS. They’re cute, vibey, practically impossible to kill, and come in so many different shapes and sizes. These are super hardy plants and will complement any space. It’s also super fun to get little cute pots for them as well. Watering varies among succulents-look up your specific succluent to see watering and caring details.

Snake plant

Another super cute, air purifying plant that grows quite tall with a “snake skin” pattern. Water every 2-8 weeks letting it dry out completely before the next watering.


I hope that you enjoyed these 5 best plants for beginners! Be sure to let me know your thoughts and/or questions! What plants do you have and love?

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24 thoughts on “The 5 best plants for beginners

  1. Oh I just love that crispy wave fern! Where can you get one?
    I have had a variety of plants recently….from a Christmas cactus that bloomed on October 31stπŸ˜‚, a weeping pussy willow, an aloe vera plant, ruby ball cactus, and an African violet. All of which wilted and died. (I guess I don’t have a green thumb where indoor plants are concerned?!) Currently I have a wilting African violet and a Fasciated haworthia. Any suggestions on what to do with my African violet? 😊

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    1. Hi there Tori! That’s quite a list of plants! For as to where to get the crispy wave fern; I buy most of my plants from the grocery store, but we actually got that one from an online plant store called The Sill.
      And as for the other plants; I’m not a plant expert, but from the sound of it those plants all seem to like a good amount of sunlight, so make sure that they have indirect sunlight- especially the cacti and aloe Vera. And I completely understand the frustration of dying plants without knowing why. A super common mistake is watering too often. This causes root rot and the plants will wilt and die. With most plants (but not all), wait until the first 1-2 inches of soil is dry before watering again. I have a super helpful app called Planta that tells me about my plants and gives reminders for the correct times to water them and such. I hope that that was helpful for you! Thanks for taking the time to reach out! πŸ’›

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  2. Oooh, I really want to get some plants for my room and this really inspired me! I’ve always been horrible with plants, but I really want to try taking care of some succulents. Thanks for the inspiration, you are an amazing blogger and I hope you have a good day! ❀

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