Practical Care Tips for These 5 Indoor Plants For Beginners


Generally, plant care might be simple, but most times it is not easy. If you’re a first-time owner or are just starting your plant journey, set yourself up to be successful by selecting options that are more buoyant and easier to tend to from the beginning.

The following 5 plants are the best for beginner plant parents and will also give you one or two knowledge about plant care along the way.

Warning: Some of the plants on this list are poisonous to pets.

Indoor plants

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1. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Snake plants are not difficult to care for and they are quite forgiving. They also have a huge visual impact, with upwardly pointing, angular leaves that are dramatic. They grow slowly, so they don’t need repotting.

Plant Care Tips

Light: Partial light; permits some sun and shade.

Water: Water frequently, letting soil dry well before rewatering.

Soil: Rich, potting mix that is well-draining.

Pet Safety: Poisonous to dogs and cats.

2. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Spider plants are very good communicators, which is why they’re one of the best plants for beginners. When they require water, the tips of their leaves will turn brown. When they are watered too much, their long leaves will flop and appear waterlogged.

Plant Care Tips

Light: Bright, partial light.

Water: Frequent watering, but let the plant dry between waterings.

Soil: Frequent houseplant potting soil.

Pet Safety: They are not toxic but cats love to play with them and chew on their leaves at times, which will make the cat to throw up (like any plant).

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3. Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis orchid)

Orchids are known for being very difficult to take care of, but modern orchids are much harder, mostly the Phalaenopsis, which comes in different colors. This is the type you’ll see in various colors in home goods stores and grocery.

Plant Care Tips

Light: Shady most of the time, with a couple of hours of partial light every day.

Water: Light and frequent, but don’t let them stay in water.

Soil: Sphagnum moss and bark (search for an orchid mix); they do not thrive well in common potting soil.

Pet Safety: Nontoxic to dogs and cats.

4. Silver Torch Cacti (Cleistocactus strausii)

This plant requires full sun since it’s a cactus, for not less than six hours every day, but it needs little if not it will grow slowly, but supplementary sun will help it grow faster.

Plant Care Tips

Light: Full sun.

Water: Moderate amount of water, every three or four weeks.

Soil: Mixture of 50/50 potting soil and sand.

Pet Safety: Nontoxic to dogs and cats.

Indoor plants

(Photo : Huy Phan)

5. Pearl of Nurnberg Echeveria (Perle von Nurnberg Echeveria)

Echeveria are circular moist, and this kind has greyish-green leaves with pink highlights (the more sun it is exposed to, the pinker it will get). They require a lot of sun, and watering every couple of weeks is adequate.

Plant Care Tips

Light: Bright, direct light.

Water: Allow to dry out well before re-watering.

Soil: Well-drained and Sandy.

Pet Safety: Nontoxic to dogs and cats.

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