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The Best Beginner-Friendly Plants to help you get started

The Best Beginner-Friendly Plants to help you get started

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 it's great to start with easier plants builds up your confidence when taking care of 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're going to look at:

  1. Sansevieria
  2. Peace Lily
  3. Spider plant
  4. Sanseviera
  5. Philodendron Birkin
  6. Sedum Morganianum
  7. Hoya Kerrii
  8. Philodendron Selloum Hope
  9. Christmas cactus
  10. Begonia
  11. Parlor palm
  12. Philodendron
  13. ZZ plant
  14. Succulent
  15. Pilea Peperomioides
  16. Zamioculcas Raven
  17. Syngonium
  18. Aloe Vera
  19. Hoya Carnosa
  20. Dracaena
  21. Jade Plant
  22. Orchid
  23. String of Pearls
  24. Kalanchoe
  25. Lavender
  26. Ficus Benjamina
  27. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

1. Sansevieria

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The ultimate guide for Sansevieria plant care

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

2. Peace Lily

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The ultimate guide 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

3. Spider plant

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The ultimate guide for Spider plants

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

4. Sanseviera

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The ultimate guide for Sansevieria plant care

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

6. Sedum Morganianum

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Sedum Morganianum

The Sedum Morganianum is the ideal houseplant for beginning plant owners, plant owners that prefer to not spend too much time on their plants, or plant owners with pets and/or small children! The Sedum Morganianum, also known for it's two similar varieties (Burro's tail and Donkey tail) is a very easy-going houseplant that does well in direct sunlight, but also low-light spots.

Read more about taking care of a Sedum Morganianum

7. Hoya Kerrii

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Hoya Kerrii

The Hoya Kerrii is a beginner-friendly and pet-friendly houseplant that grows beautiful heart-shaped leaves. It makes any of your living spaces feel like a jungle, while also adding an almost fantasy-like leaf shape to your collection.

Read more about taking care of a Hoya Kerrii

8. Philodendron Selloum Hope

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Philodendron Selloum

Are you new to owning plants? If so, the Philodendron Selloum is a great one to start with! This easy-to-care-for plant thrives in medium and low light conditions and only needs watering about once a week. In this guide, we'll outline everything you need to know about how to care for your Philodendron Selloum, from watering and light requirements to fertilizing and pests. Read on for all the info you need to keep your Selloum looking its best!

Read more about taking care of a Philodendron Selloum Hope

10. Begonia

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The ultimate guide for Begonia plant care

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

11. Parlor palm

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The ultimate guide for a Parlor Palm

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

12. Philodendron

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The ultimate guide for Philodendron plant care

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

13. ZZ plant

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The ultimate guide for ZZ plant care

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

14. Succulent

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The ultimate guide for Succulent plant care

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

15. Pilea Peperomioides

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The ultimate plant care for a Pilea Peperomioides

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

17. Syngonium

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The ultimate plant care guide 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

20. Dracaena

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The ultimate guide for Dracaena plant care

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

21. Jade Plant

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The ultimate guide for taking care of a Jade Plant

The Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata) is a beginner-friendly plant that loves a lot of direct sunlight and can grow large and old. 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 Jade Plant

23. String of Pearls

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The ultimate guide to taking care of a String of Pearls

Are you the proud new owner of a String of Pearls? This unique plant can be a great addition to your household, but it's important to know how to take care of it properly. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about caring for your String of Pearls, from watering and fertilizing to sunlight and their beautiful flowers. So read on for all the information you need to keep your plant looking its best!

Read more about taking care of a String of Pearls

24. Kalanchoe

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Kalanchoe

The Kalanchoe is a houseplant that is native to Madagascar. It is a succulent, which means that it has fleshy leaves that store water. The Kalanchoe is a popular houseplant because it is easy to care for and it does not require much water. In this ultimate plant care guide, you'll find tips to take care of your Kalanchoe with ease!

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25. Lavender

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The ultimate plant care guide for taking care of Lavender plants

When it comes to lavender, there are two types that make great houseplants: English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and French lavender (Lavandula stoechas). While both types of lavender need about the same amount of care, English lavender is a bit more forgiving than French lavender, making it a better choice for beginners. In this ultimate plant care guide, there are a few tips for taking care of your lavender plants!

Read more about taking care of Lavender

26. Ficus Benjamina

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Ficus Benjamina

Taking care of a Ficus Benjamina (also known as a Weeping fig) can be rewarding and fun! With the right tips, you can keep your tree healthy and looking its best. One important part of caring for your tree is watching out for pests that may try to damage it. Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your tree from common pests like spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects, and aphids.

Read more about taking care of a Ficus Benjamina

27. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

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The ultimate guide to taking care of a Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Taking care of a Cast Iron Plant is easy! Make sure it gets enough light and humidity, give it regular water, and mist it every now and then. That way, your plant can live for up to 50 years and be healthy and strong!

Read more about taking care of a Cast Iron Plant

I hope you've discovered a new plant that's perfect for you and your living space! If you're still looking for more plants, why not discover plants in other categories as well?