Are you looking for the easiest indoor plants to grow? Low-maintenance houseplants are awesome for people who want indoor plants but are too busy for plants that require close maintenance. These are fifteen of the easiest indoor plants to maintain this season and beyond.
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15 Easiest Indoor Houseplants for Beginners to Care Of
Aloe vera needs little watering and would look awesome on your office table or bedside table. They’re a bit spiky but pretty! Aloe vera isn’t just attractive. They can be used as a natural cure for many health problems, including skin issues.
Anthuriums are best known for their ability to survive in low light or indirect lighting conditions. When there’s little light, they will still develop flowers and leaves, albeit a bit more slowly. You can always put an anthurium pot where there is plenty of sunlight, like beside a window.
English ivy (Hedera helix) is often planted in baskets indoors, so the leaves and stems will prettily cascade downward when it grows well enough. Be careful not to expose your English ivy to too much sunlight. Avoid watering and applying too much fertilizer as well.
Spider plants are unusual indoor plants because they look something fresh from a Jurassic scene. With abundant pointed leaves and a splash of fresh green color, spider plants don’t require a lot of care to thrive indoors. They may be planted either in locations with direct or indirect light. They also need well-drained soil to thrive.
With their beautiful and fine leaves, who wouldn’t want to have asparagus fern at home? Asparagus fern thrives in spots with partial sun or a healthy amount of shade—the better the shade, the thicker the foliage. Mist your asparagus fern regularly around the arching stems from providing sufficient moisture to the plant.
Spathiphyllum or the ornate peace lily hail from tropical regions. In their native habitats, the peace lily is often shaded by hulking trees, so they don’t mind low-light conditions. With sufficient lighting, however, the white flowers emerge and will continue to bloom all year long. You may use all-purpose soil to plant peace lilies at home. Repotting may be done to encourage better growth every twelve months.
Potted flowering begonias will thrive best in spots that normally receive a lot of sunshine throughout the year. Direct sunlight is best, not shade or partial sunlight. Spot where the early morning rays come in – this is the best place for begonias. Potting soil must be kept moist. The soil should only be slightly dry in between misting or spraying. Waterlogged soil will likely kill the plant.
Place your philodendron where there is a good amount of indirect sunlight throughout the day. When we say “indirect,” the sunlight should not touch the plant’s foliage, so it’s less hot, and there’s less chance of drying out the philodendrons. Allow the first 2.5 centimeters of the potting soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions.
Pothos plants love bright but indirect light. Pothos is a type of indoor plant that hails from tropical regions, so it appreciates the consistency of warmth indoors. Outside, it may not fare as well. Leggy pothos may need to be trimmed regularly. Avoid this plant if you have kids and pets as it can be poisonous when ingested (all parts of the plant).
Air plants thrive best in warmer conditions, with a minimum temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). Air plants are not very tolerant of colder climes, so it is a good choice if you live in a frost-free country. It can keep on growing year-round as long as the temperature is stable.
Some people think that all succulents can be easily grown indoors. This is not true. Buy succulents that are marked as “indoor succulents,” so you will have an easier time. The general rule is that the brightly colored ones don’t fare as well without direct sunlight. The naturally green ones, do.
The Monstera deliciosa plant is well-loved because it doesn’t buckle even with extreme neglect. It also has beautiful and glossy leaves. It can maintain a small stature or develop into a larger plant, making it ultimately suitable for many kinds of indoor spaces. Keep in mind that the soil of the Monstera plant has to be kept moist but not waterlogged. Use a pot with sufficient draining holes, so excess water is removed from the bulk of the potting soil.
Cacti and Desert Plants
While cacti come from the driest areas in the world, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be watered. They need to be watered regularly to thrive.
Once a week, watering is sufficient for most indoor cacti species—position cacti in areas where they can receive the most amount of direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight are fine, so don’t shy away from spaces where the sunlight can directly touch the cacti. Of course, you can’t do this with plants that thrive with indirect sunlight.
The root ball of this plant must always be damp (not waterlogged). In the wintertime, you can maintain drier conditions for obvious reasons. Too much dampness (not even high moisture) can cause damage to the plant.
This plant prefers to be almost dry than waterlogged, making it the perfect indoor plant for many people who are too busy to water plants regularly, anyway. As for sunlight, it can be exposed to the sun’s heat and direct contact with the sun’s rays.
Dieffenbachia prefers potted soil that is well-aerated with just a hint of moisture. Soggy soil will likely damage the root system, so don’t risk it. When the top two inches of the potted soil starts to dry up, you can begin watering your Dieffenbachia plant. This plant doesn’t mind being mostly dry, so a light misting will probably be a good idea. Keep a small sprayer bottle handy, so it doesn’t dry out too much.