You see a plant and your first thought probably is, “can I take care of this plant?” There is such a wide variety of plants. Some are much easier than others, and I am here to help you pick the best starter plant for you. Keep reading and find out which one to pick next time you’re out and about shopping for houseplants!
Pothos are one of the most common houseplants, and the reasoning behind is because they are so easy! What’s great about them is that they come in so many different varieties so if you don’t like the standard golden pothos, there are so many more to pick from. Pothos are super easy when it comes to caring for them. They grow like it’s no ones business even if you forget to water it once in a while, which is why it makes it so easy. They can tolerate any type of light, therefore, making it great for dorms, offices, an empty corner in your house and many more.
2. Snake Plant
Next one up is a Sansevieria, also known as the ” Snake plant.” They are quite hard to kill so if you ever get bored of it and just want it to die, good luck. They also can tolerate low lighting and do not need much watering (the only reason why my sister still has hers alive). I will say they love to grow; they can grow from 8 inches to over 5 feet. Shocking right? One of the great perks about snake plants is that they actually remove toxins from the air.
3. Cacti and Succulents
I bet you’ve seen these suckers at least 5 times somewhere. Whether it be your grocery store or at a Home Depot or Lowes. They are everywhere, especially the fake ones, but why have a fake one when you can just have the real deal. For me, a cactus was my very first plant, and now I have over 9 of them. Both of these are great beginner plants because they don’t need much watering; a spray bottle will do its job. Unlike the other two plants, I would say that they enjoy more sunlight. Since they are so small, they are great for window sills.
Don’t like any of these plants?
Do not limit yourself! If I had just stuck to the easiest plants, I would not be able to have so many different varieties of houseplants. We have all killed a couple of plants here and there, but that’s what helps us learn! Be adventurous, maybe you have a green thumb for more harder plants. I know for me I still to this day cannot keep any succulents alive so don’t be scared!