Top 5 Easy Care House Plants For Beginners

By June 12, 2020 House Plant Tips

One of the best ways to add some life and colour into your space at home is with plants, tropical houseplants that is. Not only do they look amazing and add texture and depth to your space; they also help purify the air and studies show they improve your mental health and well-being.

BUT, plants don’t just stay alive all by themselves, they need your help and for some people, this is scary. Maybe you have said or heard these phrases before: “I’ve killed plants before” “I don’t have a green thumb” WELL we are here to help! We have a list of the top 5 easiest plants to take care of. They are low maintenance tropical house plants that have very simple instructions on how to care for them.

1. Sansevieria 

These low light and low watering plants are great air purifiers and also extremely low maintenance. Although they are labeled as ‘low light” plants, sansevieria also do very well in brighter light conditions. Their vertical foliage and beautiful varieties also make them a houseplant staple!

Look out for: Yellow, drooping leaves and funny smell, which could indicate overwatering.

2. ZZ Plant

Similar to sansevieria , these plants can tolerate low light and very low watering. They are extremely hardy plants and similar to sanseveria if given brighter light, will grow fuller and faster.

Look out for: Yellow leaves mean the plant is getting too much water.

3. Monstera Deliciosa 

One of the most popular houseplants, the monstera deliciosa is fast growing and adaptable to most lighting conditions.

Look out for: Crispy leaves mean the plant is getting sunburned or it’s not getting enough water, yellow leaves mean too much water. But don’t worry, Monsteras are incredibly forgiving and bounce back quickly!

4. Philodendron Heart-leaf

This trailing plant is extremely fast growing and looks great in a hanging planter. They can tolerate lower light conditions and is also very forgiving if you do forget to water it.

Look out for: Yellowing leaves indicate overwatering.

5. Ponytail Palm

This sun loving plant is extremely low maintenance! Keep it in a bright sunny spot, water it once in a while and enjoy.

Look out for: Mushy trunk is an indication of overwatering.