My plant obsession began a year ago when I bought my first pothos at the local farmers market. I brought home a couple plants and before I knew it my apartment turned into a jungle.
Luckily, my boyfriend supports my plant addiction and has been learning about them with me. He recently got me a huge corn plant which has been a great addition to the mini green house I have.
A lot of my plants didn’t make it in the beginning, but I learned a lot. So today I’m going to share with you the three easiest house plants to take care of if you don’t have a green thumb just yet!
I find succulents so easy to take care of. They just need a lot of full sunlight to grow. I love watching succulents grow, because if you take care of them well they grow really fast.
Light for succulents:
I keep my succulents on the windowsill of my apartment and they have been growing like crazy. They get the light that is needed and they look really cute there too.
I recommend keeping your succulents in bright light near the window. If there is room on your windowsill you could display them there or put them on a table near the window.
You don’t want to water your succulents too often. The best way to water your succulents is to let the soil completely dry out in between each watering.
One way that you can tell is to stick your finger into the soil and if it’s very dry, you can water it. You want to make sure there are drainage holes in your pots so the water doesn’t sit at the bottom and cause the roots to rot.
Pothos are the most common plant for beginners. Pothos are veryyy difficult to kill. They don’t require much attention to stay alive. Last January I went on a family vacation and when I came back my pothos had grown so much. It didn’t require anything while I was away.
Another great thing about pothos are there are so many different types. There are golden pothos, neon pothos, jade pothos, satin pothos, and SO many more. They are so beautiful because they all look different from each other.
Light for pothos:
Pothos thrive in part sun part shade. Make sure they aren’t getting too much direct light. I make sure to keep mine pretty far away from the windows so they don’t get full sunlight.
Similarly to succulents, pothos don’t require frequent watering. You want to make sure that the soil is dry before watering again. As long as about 2 inches of soil is dry, you can water it again.
3. ZZ Plant
I have yet to bring home a ZZ plant, but it’s definitely on the list. These plants are great for busy people as they don’t require much attention at all. The prefer to be left alone!
Light for ZZ plants:
ZZ plants can handle any type of light which makes them great office plants or bathroom plants. They can survive for a while in a dark place, but prefer shade.
Watering ZZ plants:
All of the soil should be dry before watering again. If you water this plant too often the roots will begin to rot.
It’s way easier to kill a ZZ plant with overwatering it than under watering it. The recommendation is to water it about once a month. Just make sure all the soil is dry before you water it so you don’t over water!
I hope this guide helps you start your plant journey. These are 3 easiest house plants for beginners if you can’t seem to keep anything alive. Good luck growing!