If you’re new to indoor gardening or you simply have a terrible brown thumb, there are still several extremely thankful houseplants that you could get started with. Everyone can manage to grow these houseplants successfully, check them out!
1. African violet (Saintpaulia)
Considering their beautiful appearance and low requirements, it’s no wonder why African violets are found in so many homes worldwide. They bloom with wonderful flowers in many shades of purple, violet, blue or pink. African violets don’t have a dormancy period, so these lovely blooms will enhance your home through the whole year.
2. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Snake plant is renewed by many owners because it has minimal requirements. It is really an easy plant. It can be grown in full sun, partial shade or completely shaded place, although the markings on the foliage will have the best accent if placed in a position where it gets a certain amount of sunlight. Sansevieria is usually pest-free, which is another great feature of this low-maintenance plant.
3. Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
If neglecting a plant doesn’t seem like a huge requirement to you, then you should definitively try Christmas cactus! This succulent plant, which isn’t a cactus at all, simply likes being neglected. All you have to do in order to keep it healthy and alive is to provide it with enough sunlight. Just place it near a sunny window and try no to over-water it. Like every succulent, it doesn’t like wet feet. It blooms around Christmas, hence the name.
4. ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
One of the easiest houseplants to grow! This worldwide popular houseplant tolerates a wide range of living conditions. It tolerates a lot of neglect and can be treated like any cacti and succulents. Just keep it out of the hot, direct sun to avoid leaf curling. It has really low requirements when it comes to watering, and it is very drought-resistant thanks to the rhizome that preserves water.
5. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
This popular houseplant is also called an airplane plant or ribbon plant and if you’re a novice gardener, you just can’t fail at growing it. This perennial houseplant has a tuberous root which preserves water so the plant doesn’t need much water to keep it going. It prefers indirect lighting but will do fine in bright light. Variegated leaves look best when cascading down from a hanging basket.
6. Ghost flower plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
Succulents are generally easy-to-care plants if provided with adequate conditions such as bright light, poor soil and occasional watering. Ghost flower plant is simply gorgeous with its grayish/silver or pale pink rosette-forming foliage and will look great in a pot or a hanging basket. It is easily propagated by leaves, so you can make a plenty of lovely ghost flower plants on your own.
7. Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
One of the most popular houseplants worldwide, Dumb Cane tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, except direct midday sun. It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, and it likes filtered light and constant air temperatures without extreme drifts. Be careful when handling the plant because its sap can irritate skin, and if, ingested, can cause a temporary inability to speak, hence the name Dumb Cane.
8. Peperomia (Peperomia spp.)
There are so many different varieties of Peperomia – smaller plants with succulent-like leaves, or bigger ones with variegated foliage and trailing growth habit. Peperomia species are generally very easy indoor plants, regardless the species or variety. They prefer bright light or partial shade, but they can thrive under the artificial light too. Spray the foliage occasionally to provide the plant with moisture.
9. Devil’s ivy, Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Devil’s ivy or Devil’s vine has gotten its name because it’s almost impossible to kill. This plant is adaptable to a wide range of conditions and its strikingly variegated leaves look very decorative. It also has an interesting, trailing growth habit, so it looks best in a hanging basket. Golden Pothos is renowned as a houseplant due to its air-cleaning properties.
10. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
The plants of the Ficus genus are generally easy to care of. With basic care, this plant will brighten up your home, but you can prune it if you think the plant has grown too big. Otherwise, rubber plant will do best in bright, indirect light in a place where it’s protected from drafts. This plant is also known as a natural air-purifier because it has the ability to remove the harmful toxins in the air, such as formaldehyde.