14 Best Houseplants For Beginners

Sometimes is challenging to grow plants inside our home, especially if it’s an apartment; they usually die because of the lack of sunlight.

For this reason, I created a list of 15 plants that you can have in your home, and they’re great for beginners. 

These plants will not only add a touch of nature to your home, but they are also easy to care for and can survive without any inconvenience inside your home or even inside an office.

I invite you to continue reading this article, and I assure you that you will fall in love with several of these plants, and you will want to put them immediately in your home.

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1. Sansevieria trifasciata “Snake Plant”

The Sansevieria trifasciata, popularly known as “mother-in-law’s tongue” due to its long and sharp leaves, is a plant that does not require great care.

Being a succulent, this plant has the ability to store water in its leaves and roots, so it won’t have any issues with a lack of water; even during winter, you can stop watering it for as long as possible without any problem.

You can locate this plant in direct sunlight or a shaded area. 

With a well-draining substrate, high or low sun exposure, and moderate watering, the plant will grow healthy 

2. Euphorbia milii “Crown-of-thorns”

Euphorbia milii (Christ’s thorn) is native to Madagascar and is from the Euphorbiaceae family. 

It’s a very resistant plant, and it can have beautiful flowering as long as they receive sunlight. 

It’s perfect for indoors. 

Something to keep in mind is that the milky fluid present in this plant is toxic.

It can cause mucosa, temporary blindness if in contact with your eyes, and skin irritation.

Be careful with your pets and the children.

3. Schlumbergera “Christmas Cactus.”

The schlumbergera has beautiful flowers that appear all year round, especially during Christmas time.

The flowers’ most common color is pink, but there are also varieties of red and white flowers.

Each flower is composed of several arrowed petals that create a flared shape from the center of which the stamens emerge.

If it does not bloom, it might be because of a lack of light. 

Watering should be abundant when the plant is creating new segments (do not let the soil dry out). 

Irrigation is reduced during winter; after flowering, don’t water for two months.

4. Dracaena fragrans ” Corn Plant “

Dracaena fragrans, or Trunk of Brazil, is a very resistant plant and popular among indoor plants.

This plant likes well-lit environments but with indirect sunlight.

Its leaves have different shades of green and, as it grows, Dracaena fragrans loses its lower leaves, leaving a very decorative robust stem bare.

Its easy cultivation makes this dracaena a very decorative and ideal plant to have as interior decoration, especially in places with little space, since its vertical bearing does not drown the space.

The secret of caring for this plant is not to water excessively. 

You should only water a couple of times a week during the summer and once every 15 days during the winter.

5. Saintpaulia ” African violets “

The Saintpaulia, is a popular plant for indoor gardeners, is a species that adapts easily to indoor environments, making it a great alternative for people who live in flats without balconies or terraces.

In order to see her bloom is best to place the plant close to the sunlight.

Avoid watering the plant excessively and never water the leaves directly.

6. Montera Deliciosa “Swiss cheese plant”

Monstera deliciosa is popularly known as Adam’s Rib for its rib-shaped leaves.

Its beautiful leaves can grow up to 45 cm in length.

It can be grown in a pot throughout its life.

The swiss cheese plant is a climbing plant that is ideal for low-light environments. 

If it grows in the garden, it will produce flowers after three years, between May and October.

Every time you water this plant, make sure the soil is dry. You can also add compost during the spring, and remember never to water the leaves but the substrate.

7. Bromeliad

Bromeliad is an ideal plant to grow indoors; most varieties of this plant thrive easily in the shade.

Bromeliads are native to the jungles of Brazil, and although their appearance is striking and beautiful, it is a perfect species for those who do not have any experience caring for plants.

Caring for this plant is quite simple: lighting can be both direct and indirect, watering must be moderate.

8. Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius is native to Madagascar.

It’s grown as a houseplant; it can also be grown in ponds and in any field; the truth is that it can grow anywhere.

The stems are tall and thin; the flowers are tiny grouped in umbels. 

Flowering takes place in summer.

When place indoors is good to place this plant near a window, terrace, or balcony.

9. Spathiphyllum “Peace lily”

The Spathiphyllum is a genus of delicate and beautiful flowering plants. 

They are easy to grow and maintain; they hardly need water or light to survive.

They are perennial plants with large leaves 12 to 65 cm long and 3.25 cm wide.

As I mentioned earlier, this plant can grow in low light. 

But if you want the plant to flower, it is best to place the plant in a well-lit place since the sun favors flowering.

Watering must be 2 or 3 times a week during summer; during winter, it is reduced to once every 15 days or once a month.

10. Bamboo

The bamboo belongs to the Poaceae family, in which you’ll find many varieties characterize for growing fast.

For the plant to grow properly, it is important to have it in a deep pot.

Bamboos mainly require two things: constant and abundant watering, always avoiding waterlogging, and an illuminated area but without direct sun all day.

11. Anthurium “Laceleaf”

Anthurium is such a pretty plant that it blooms most of the year, so it’s basically a visual spectacle.

This species only requires indirect light, moist soil, and lightly moistening its leaves from time to time. 

Only water the plant once or twice a week during the summer and the rest of the year water when the substrate is completely dry.

12. Chlorophytum Comosum ” Spider plant.”

Chlorophytum comosum, also known as spider plant or airplane plant, is a plant native to South Africa.

It forms a central rosette of long leaves 20 to 40 cm long and 5 to 20 mm wide.

It is a plant that is easy to care for; you just have to place it in a place where it receives a little sunlight, and watering should be once or twice a week during the summer and every 15 days during the winter.

13. Yucca Plant

Yucca is native to Central America and is characterized by its sword-shaped leaves forming beautiful rosettes and white flower clusters.

Within its care is to be located in a well-lit place. 

Moderate watering, once or twice a week during spring and summer and every 15 to 20 days during fall and winter. 

You can also add liquid compost during the summer (every 15 days), adding half the dose recommended by the manufacturer to avoid a burn from excess compost.

14. Amaryllis

Amaryllis is a very elegant bulbous plant. Composed of a large bulb from which one or two flower stalks emerge before the leaves begin to appear.

The flower stems are thick, and three or four trumpet-shaped flowers appear at the top, usually red, although they can also be white, pink, and different red-whitish shades.

These plants generally bloom between January and April. 

As for its care, you can place it in a bright location, with moderate watering, especially after flowering. 

Fertilize after flowering is over to encourage healthy plant growth.