Has anyone else developed a green thumb over the last year?
It's been a year of DIY's, puzzles, baking bread, home reno's, whipping up Dalagona coffee, tie-dyeing EVERYTHING, and attempting TikTok dances (we know we aren't the only ones)
Through all of these trends, one has jumped to the forefront and we think it's here to stay! House plants! If you're like us we tend to have a bad track record when it comes to keeping plants alive... we have the best of intentions but no matter what we do we can't seem to keep a single green thing alive.
Instead of feeling bad about our poor plant parenting skills we have scoured the web and have found the top 8 house plants for beginners! So wave your green thumb proudly and prepare to become a flourishing plant mom!
1.) Snake Plant
My fave, stylish, sleek, and one of the best plants for beginners because it's nearly impossible to kill. You can grow them in low light and only need to water them occasionally (major plus) and to top it off Snake plants also remove toxins from the air so really it's a win-win relationship.
2.) Heartleaf Philodendron
Sounds WAY more complicated than it is. They are easy to grow, and do better when the soil dries out between watering so forgetting for a few days is no big deal!
3.) Spider Plant
You probably recognize this one, it's VERY popular because it's so easy to grow and maintain. Spider plants can grow in almost any condition, just keep it bright and slightly moist and it will grow happy and healthy.
This ultra-pretty plant looks high maintenance but is perfect for a forgetful plant parent. The Monstera is a climber plant so you should give her, her own space, in an area without direct sunlight and try to water once per week, or when the soil is fairly dry. Done, and done!
5.) Rubber Plant
On the bigger side of the house plant family but, look at the name, It's durable. Low maintenance and easy to grow. Keep it in a well-lit position in your home and allow the soil to dry out between watering spells. Also, like the Snake plant, it has air-purifying abilities.
6.) English Ivy
No poison here! English Ivy is very hardy and easy to grow. Keep the pot in a spot that receives bright indirect sun and plant it in a container that is wide and shallow for best results.
7.) Jade Plant
The Jade plant is in the succulent family and is probably one of the best houseplants for beginners so it had to make the list. Keep the plant in a spot that receives partial or indirect sunlight, and if you take care of it, it can grow to the size of a small shrub!
8.) Succulents and Cactus
We couldn't leave this very trendy option off our list! You could even say we left the easiest for last! Succulents and cacti are ideal for those who forget to water and care for plants. They are very adaptable and can survive in almost any condition. Place them in a bright spot and with little water.