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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. Peace Lily
  2. Spider plant
  3. Begonia
  4. Dracaena
  5. Parlor palm
  6. Philodendron
  7. Sanseviera
  8. ZZ plant
  9. Succulent
  10. Sansevieria
  11. Philodendron Birkin
  12. Pilea Peperomioides
  13. Zamioculcas Raven
  14. Syngonium
  15. Aloe Vera

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 plants we've written about. 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. 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

2. 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.

Read more about taking care of a Spider plant

3. 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.

Read more about taking care of Begonias

4. 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

5. Parlor palm

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The five easiest houseplants for beginners

The Parlor Palm is a great plant to start your plant collection with. It's low-maintenance and not toxic to your pets and/or small children. This makes it the perfect beginner-friendly plant for your house. It tells you exactly when it's not happy and it grows quickly, yet stays small.

Read more about taking care of a Parlor Palm

6. Philodendron

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How to care for a Philodendron

If you love easy to care for plants, you're going to love the Philodendron. This plant has tropical vines and loves to climb things around it, very much like a Monstera. It doesn't require a lot of attention and is a great plant for those that don't want to water a plant every day and have a perfect spot in a indirectly lit area of their house.

Read more about taking care of a Philodendron

7. Sanseviera

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The 5 best low-light houseplants for beginners

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.

Read more about taking care of Sansevierias

8. 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).

Read more about taking care of a ZZ plant

9. Succulent

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How to care for a succulent (indoors)

In this ultimate guide, we'll cover everything you need to know to be able to care for your Succulents. Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but they all generally have the same plant care needs. In this ultimate guide, we're going to look at what the plant needs and even look at the best type of pots you can use.

Read more about taking care of Succulents

10. Sansevieria

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The 5 best low-light houseplants for beginners

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.

Read more about taking care of Sansevierias

11. Philodendron Birkin

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How to make your soil retain more water?

The Philodendron is a very beginner-friendly, yet exotic house plant. It will make a great addition to any plant collection. It's great for beginners, because it will let you know when it's not happy and it doesn't show many confusing symptoms.

Read more about taking care of the Philodendron Birkin

12. Pilea Peperomioides

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How to make your soil retain more water?

The Pilea Peperomioides or Chinese Money Plant is an amazing plant for beginners. It shows you exactly what it needs and when it's not getting the care that it wants. It's a fast-growing houseplant, that should be watered once per week. This is not quite low-maintenance, but teaches any plant owner how to take care of plants.

Learn more about taking care of a Pilea Peperomioides

13. Zamioculcas Raven

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How to make your soil drain water quickly?

The Zamioculcas Raven is a variety of the normal (green) ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia). It needs the same plant care routine as the normal ZZ plant and the different colored leaves are purely cosmetic.

Read more about taking care of a Zamioculcas Raven

14. Syngonium

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How to care for a Syngonium

Syngoniums are tropical plants that come in all shapes and sizes. They're great for beginning plant owners because these plants grow and recover quickly. Syngoniums have beautiful patterns on their stems and leaves that will make any home intro a tropical jungle.

Read more about taking care of a Syngonium

15. Aloe Vera

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How to care for an Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera is a beginner-friendly plant that loves a lot of direct sunlight and has many health benefits. It's a plant that thrives on neglect, so it's perfect for those of you who always forget to water their plants.

Read more about taking care of an Aloe Vera
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