Welke's House of Roses

Welke's House of Roses

Posted by Welke's House of Roses on September 21, 2020 | Last Updated: September 23, 2020 Flowers

Simple, No Fuss Plants for Beginners

What’s the best way to quickly spruce up your home? Add some beautiful green plants! Fresh, living, and beautiful, plants add a pop of color and bring intrigue and life to any room. If you’re not sure about how green your thumb is, don’t worry. We have specially curated a list of low-maintenance, easy-to-grow, and hard-to-kill plants just for beginners. Choose one or more plants from the selection below and being your life-long love of plants (it’s a side effect of having plants). Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the health benefits plants provide too.

Heartleaf Philodendrons

Also known as the Sweetheart Plant, this is a trailing plant with dark green, heart-shaped leaves that have a natural high shine to them. There are also varieties with leaves that have a beautiful yellow and green variegated pattern. Adaptable to most lighting conditions, this plant is easy to grow and is a great starter plant. For optimum growth, place in an area with a moderate amount of indirect light and let the soil dry out between waterings. Being mildly toxic, make sure to keep pets and kids away.

Snake Plant

This striking plant has stiff, lengthy vertical leaves with pointed ends. The leaves are dark green with margins of bright yellow. They also come in green and yellow variegated patterns. The Snake Plant, also called the Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, is very resilient and hard to kill. It can handle low light or bright light and a spotty watering schedule. The Snake Plant is a great air purifier as it converts CO2 into oxygen during the night.

Spider Plant

One of the more popular house plants, spider plants are festive, full, fun plants that are tough to kill. Their long, thin leaves hang gracefully over their pot which makes them perfect for hanging planters. They can tolerate most lighting conditions and infrequent waterings. When they grow they make quite a few spider “babies” that can be planted in pots and grow to maturity. Just place this plant in a bright spot and keep the soil moist and it will thrive.

Jade Plant

A great plant for beginners, the Jade Plant, which is a succulent, grows easily and is not very demanding. Its thick, dark green, waxy leaves retain water so it can go a while between waterings. The Jade Plant can also grow to large size so prune accordingly. Place in full sun and water only when the soil feels dry for this beauty to thrive.

Bromeliad

A member of the pineapple family, Bromeliads are striking plants that thrive indoors. They are tough, forgiving, and last a long time. Different varieties have different colored leaves which could add a wonderful pop of color to your home. They thrive in bright, indirect light and when their soil remains moist (do not let soild dry out).

Fittonias (Nerve Plant)

This pretty plant comes in a variety of leaf colors and has veined leaves giving it a very ornamental look. It loves water so is perfect for those overwaterers out there. They love humidity and warm conditions so misting in between waterings may be necessary. Place in bright, indirect light and wait for soil to dry out before watering.

Wandering Jew Plant

A very attractive and colorful plant native to Mexico, this gorgeous plant is considered difficult to kill. Their leaves are a pretty purple and green with purple growth being more new than the green growth. Keep in bright, indirect light or the colorful leaves will fade. Mist frequently as it loves high humidity and keep the soil moist.