– Full disclosure – I am a plant lover but by no means am I a plant expert 😉
I wanted to share my new-found love for plants with you all today. I am a plant beginner, but I must say my plant obsession grew quickly.
When you’re new to anything in life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with excitement that you go all out and then find yourself burned out very quickly. Try to avoid doing this with plants as you should start small and learn how to properly care for them before expanding your collection.
My number one “mom plant” tip is to start with a plant that is loooooooow maintenance.
Just like any mom, I have a busy life trying to juggle everything and always on the go so I knew I wanted to start off with some indoor plants that were easy to maintain, plants that have a simple care routine and plants that can survive a little neglect too 😉 so with that said here are a few of my favorite house plants and are the best to start with if you are a beginner like me.
is one of the best plants for beginners. Easy to grow and hard to kill, it can be grown in low light and needs to be watered only occasionally. Snake plants also remove toxins from the air– All this makes it a perfect houseplant for beginners.
One of the most popular houseplants, due to its toughness and the ease of growing and maintenance. The plant can easily adapt to almost any condition. Keep the plant in a bright spot and maintain slight moisture in the soil and it will grow happily.
Succulents and Cacti
Ideal for those who forget to water and care for plants (like me). They are very adaptable and can survive many adverse conditions. They need to be placed on a bright spot and a well-drained soil with little water. Do not over water.
Succulents are great for pearing...
This super-tough plant is high resistant to adverse conditions like drought and low light. The plant prefers bright to moderate indirect light and well-drained soil. ZZ plant can do fine without fertilizer, but if you would like, you can fertilize the plant with half strength general fertilizer one to two times a year in the summer months.
Tropical and Palm Tree Plants
Nothing screams “tropical indoor plant” quite like palm plants. There are lots of different types of palm houseplants, but don’t worry, keeping these elegant plants thriving is easy and perfect for most plant lovers because they don’t like a lot of light, and will easily adapt to growing indoors.
Plus, palm plants help to clean the air in our homes, which is another wonderful benefit of growing tropical indoor palms.
I hope this inspires you start a collection of your own, happy planting!