8 low-maintenance plants for beginners that you won’t kill!

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Starting a collection of plants can be overwhelming but can also be so exciting! I used to be so bad at keeping them alive, but I guess I just didn’t choose the right ones to start my journey! With time, I got myself a few plants for beginners that give you the confidence to take on harder ones.

Here is a list of the easiest plants to take care of when you are a beginner!

  1. Pothos
  2. Philodendron
  3. Sansevieria (Snake plant)
  4. Zanzibar Gem (ZZ plant)
  5. Monstera
  6. Rhaphidophora
  7. Spider Plant
  8. Succulents

The pothos and philodendrons can adapt easily to their environment. Obviously, if the plant gets more indirect light, it will grow bigger leaves faster, but if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world. You can water it once a week or less even.

The snake plant was the first-ever plant in my new apartment and the first plant that ever survived me (hahaha). When I saw the first baby snake grow out of nowhere, I felt like a botanist. And I didn’t do much for her. Water it every 2-3 weeks or at least every time the first 3 inches of soil was dry and give it indirect sunlight. This plant would be my personal recommendation for one of the best plants for beginners.

Monsteras are probably the hardest to take care of out of this list. Then again, all they require is a room full of light and to get watered once every week or two. You can read this guide for a complete ABC on how to take care of your monstera. The rhaphidophora is pretty similar to the monstera; hence it’s on the list.

Spider plants are not fussy plants, and they can literally talk to you and tell you what they need. Often time they will wilt, or the color of the leaves will change a bit, and that’s your sign to water them.

Succulents are even better, they need minimal water intake, and they love direct sunlight. You can put them on your window frames and just rotate them when you remember to allow the light to touch the whole plant.

Let me know which plant you have and which you would like to get in the comments section! What other plants for beginners would you suggest?

Until next time,

Sofyah,

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5 Comments

  1. March 28, 2022 / 2:35 pm

    Succulents are definitely perfect for beginners. I was away from my uni room for a good 6 months and they didn’t die – if anything, they flourished!

    • March 28, 2022 / 6:25 pm

      Exactly! They are so low-maintenance and very pretty!

  2. March 31, 2022 / 2:31 pm

    I’m so bad wiith plants. I need succulents I think, but in the shops I can never tell which are real or fake!

  3. Kelly
    March 31, 2022 / 7:37 pm

    Love it! But in my experience, rhaphidophora has been a bit of a challenge.

  4. March 31, 2022 / 7:54 pm

    Thanks for providing this list! I love the aesthetic of plants but I typically admire them from a distance because I severely lack a green thumb. May give these a try!

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