No green thumb? No problem! These easy-to-grow houseplants require little care, will perk up any room, and they’re perfect for beginners.
1. Snake Plant
The ever-popular snake plant is known for its fun, modern look and air-cleaning qualities. It’s difficult to under-water these plants, they don’t need a lot of fertilizer or light, and you won’t have problems with insects. They start small but can grow up to over 10 feet tall.
Pothos is the perfect plant for beginners. Pothos—also known as devil’s ivy or devil’s vine—is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need a lot of water and can grow in a variety of locations, including offices with fluorescent lights. In addition to being the perfect desktop accessory, these plants can also purify indoor air.
3. Spider Plant
Named after their spider-like appearance, the spider plant is a great option for those lacking a green thumb. They grow quickly, require little water, and thrive in indirect sunlight and indoor temperatures.
4. Lucky Bamboo
Contrary to popular belief, Lucky Bamboo isn’t actually bamboo, but it’s still an attractive addition to any home. Lucky Bamboo is very easy to grow, and it can even thrive in distilled water, not soil. All you need to do is fertilize it monthly, replace the water weekly, and keep it out of direct light.
5. Aloe Vera
If you’ve ever spent a little too much time in the sun, you’re probably familiar with the burn-soothing properties of the aloe vera plant. Aloe vera can be grown both inside and outside in bright but indirect light and need to be watered about every 2-3 weeks.