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Posted by Breens Florist on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 23, 2020 Blog

Best Beginner House Plants

Plants are an excellent way to freshen up your place and decorate your home without spending a lot of money. If you are a first-time plant parent, you know you want to enjoy your new plants without them taking up too much of your time or unexpectedly dying on you. It’s best to choose plants that are low maintenance and tough enough to survive most conditions. Use the below guide to find the best easy-to-grow and hard-to-kill plants so you can enjoy the benefits plants provide.

Friendly & Forgiving House Plants

Pothos (Devil’s Ivy)

The Pothos plant is a charming trailing vine plant with average-sized leaves that are green and yellow or green variegated. They look great on top of a bookshelf or within a hanging planter. They can tolerate nearly any type of lighting environment and are hard to kill. They can also survive infrequent waterings for those forgetful waterers. For the pothos to thrive,  put it in indirect medium light and water every one to two weeks.

Snake Plant

This unusual plant has stiff, tall vertical leaves with pointy ends. The leaves are dark green with bright yellow margins. There are varieties with green and yellow variegated patterns on the leaves as well. The Snake Plant, also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is quite resilient and hard to kill. It can manage in low light or bright light conditions and a spotty watering schedule. The Snake Plant is a wonderful air purifier because it converts CO2 into oxygen at night.

Spider Plant

An always popular house plants, spider plants are festive, fun plants that are very forgiving. Their long, skinny leaves hang gracefully down from their pot which makes them great for hanging planters. They can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions and infrequent waterings. As they grow, spider “babies” emerge that can be planted to grow into another spider plant. Put this plant in a bright spot and maintain a moist and it will thrive.


An attractive little plant that has beautiful, decorative leaves. There are many species of this plant that have waxy, thick leaves with marbled red, green, solid, variegated, or purple colors. This is a plant that receives notice. Adaptable to various different environments, this charming beauty is a wonderful plant and will flourish even under fluorescent lights. Water once the soil becomes completely dry.

Money Tree Plant

The Money Tree plant demands only a little bit of maintenance. It has a cool braided trunk giving it a quirky, unique appearance, and its bright green leaves brightens any space. Perfect for corners, it can rise to nearly six feet tall indoors. The Money Tree plant does well in moderate, indirect light but can handle low light conditions as well. Put in a well-draining pot and water when the top few inches of the soil are dry.