5 Great House Plants For Beginners

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Everyone likes seeing green living plants in their home, they look welcoming and clean the air. Unfortunately we are not all born with a green thumb, myself included, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from getting to enjoy some nice house plants. Keep reading to learn some great house plants for beginners!

Hoya Obovata

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This “wax plant” is ideal for a beginner. It doesn’t mind being a little root bound, so leaving it in the same pot for years won’t bother it. It does like a little fertilizer in the spring and indirect bright light. This plant does not like over watering, as its leaves hold a lot of water. It must be planted in a pot with drainage and water should be done when the leaves start loose their plump appearance. It won’t do well in direct sunlight or dark corners.

Snake Plant

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This hearty guy is hard to kill, unless you drown it. Watering should occur every 2 to 6 weeks (once the soil has almost entirely dried out) and don’t have a heavy hand watering it. This plant will tolerate low and medium light, just make sure not to put it directly in sunlight, as it will burn. Because this plant is sensitive to over watering, ensure your pot can drain properly and your soil doesn’t hold too much moisture.

Aloe

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Aloe is probably the easiest plant to keep alive (I once forgot to water mine for 4 months and it was fine). This plant is sensitive to over watering and root rot, so let the soil dry out before watering and make sure the pot has drainage. Aloe does not like direct sunlight, but loves indirect light.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

This delicate looking plant is heartier than you would think. It will tolerate low humidity and low light. It will also tolerate bright light. It likes moist soil, so water regularly!

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

This little guy blooms in December, the rest of the year it looks lovely as a cactus. It loves bright light and pretty dry soil. Make sure this one is planted in a draining pot with some gravel in the bottom (it helps keep the soil even).

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