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Beginner-friendly plants

When you're just starting out in your plant journey, it's often a great idea to start with a plant that's easy to take care of. This helps you to recognize the signs plants shows when they're not doing well, without risking the plant dying. It's easy to get discouraged when a plant dies on you, so starting with easier plants builds up your confidence to gradually take care of more difficult and exotic plants.

On this page, you'll find all kinds of different plants that we've marked as "beginner-friendly". These plants all tell you when they're not happy. These are the plants we consider to be the most beginner-friendly plants:

  1. Begonia
  2. Dracaena
  3. Peace Lily
  4. Sanseviera
  5. Spider plant
  6. ZZ plant

If you're looking for other plants, perhaps some that are not as beginner-friendly as the plants in this list, you can have a look at "All plant resources". On that page, we'll show you everything we know about all kinds of plants, including some plants that are more difficult to take care of.

1. Begonia

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How to care for a Begonia Maculata (Polka dot plant)

In this ultimate guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to be able to care for your Begonias. Begonias look intimidating but are really quite easy to care for. Don't let it's appearance fool you and learn to help it thrive in your house.

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2. Dracaena

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How to care for a Dracaena

One of the best plants for beginners is a Dracaena. They require very little attention and purify the air. They give a modern feel to any room in your house. When taking care for a Dracaena there are a few things to keep in mind to keep it happy. With the tips in this ultimate guide, you'll have all the knowledge you need to keep this plant in your house.

Read more about taking care of a Dracaena

3. Peace Lily

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How to care for a Peace Lily

The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a great houseplant that you can place in any kind of light exposure. They're very beginner-friendly plants because they can survive watering mistakes and they tell you when something is wrong. Best of all, Peace Lilies purify the air your breathe, so it also helps you to feel better.

Read more about taking care of a Peace Lily

4. Sanseviera

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How to care for Sansevierias

Sansevierias are very unusual looking plants, with blades instead of leaves. They're perfect plants for beginning plant owners that forget about their plants all the time. This plant will survive any light exposure you have in your house and will be a plant friend for years to come.

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5. Spider plant

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How to care for a spider plant

If you love plants that instantly show you when they're not happy and give you a lot of baby plants very quickly, the spider plant is the perfect plant for you. This plant is very thirsty, so it's a perfect plant for those that overwater their plants. In this ultimate guide we'll go over how to care for a spider plant, how to propagate it, and how to eventually repot the plant.

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6. ZZ plant

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How to care for a ZZ plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) is a beginner-friendly and low-maintenance houseplant that can really create a statement in a room. It thrives in darker places in your house and can live in places most other plants won't be able to grow. Due to their thick stems, they can survive without being watered for a very long time (weeks).

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