3 Best Plants for New Plant Parents
Looking to start your own indoor jungle but not sure where to start? Getting into the wide world of houseplants can be overwhelming for beginners, but we’re here to help! These three low maintenance winners are perfect for new plant parents, people without a green thumb and busy people on the go.
Snake plants are the perfect plant for those who want to add green to their space but aren’t ready to commit a lot of time and energy to plant care. Maybe the easiest houseplant to care for, these hardy plants will tolerate low light and neglect, and look great doing it. They do best in bright, non-direct light, and should be watered every 2 or 3 weeks, or whenever their soil is completely dry. But don’t worry if you don’t have a bright spot for it to live or forget to water for several weeks - Snake plants aren’t complainers, and will survive the most neglectful plant parent. Just don’t overwater your snake plant! Too much water can cause their roots to rot, which is the number one killer of Snake plants.
Another tough cookie, Pothos are also very tolerant of neglect. These trailing plants can live without a lot of light, and can survive a forgetful waterer. They’ll survive neglect, but they’ll thrive when given the correct conditions. With bright, indirect light and a thorough watering whenever their soil is dry, they’ll show their appreciation by quickly growing long and lush. Pothos are also one of the easiest plants to propagate. For a fun, easy plant project, trim off the end of stem, with about 4 leaves. Place your cutting in water and watch it root and grow! Share your little plants with your friends or use them to create a Pothos jungle in your home.
These big beauties are trendy, but they’re not just a fad! Popular for their huge, naturally hole-y leaves, Monstera are also wonderfully low-maintenance. Like Pothos, these plants do best – and will grow like a weed – when given plenty of bright, non-direct light and watered whenever dry. Don’t have a lot of light? Monstera won’t mind! Forgetful when it comes to watering? Monstera is drought tolerant! New plant parents will be rewarded, even with minimal attention, by their dramatic foliage and quick growth that you can show off to all of your friends.