The 5 Easiest House Plants for Beginners

The 5 Easiest House Plants for Beginners

We want to bring life into our homes, but many of us without green thumbs have found our plants quickly turning brown. So Lucrecer Braxton (aka @soulsistaplants) is here to share her five favourite plants, and how to take care of them.

First, pay attention to the lighting conditions in your house; then, decide how often you want to have to take care of the plant itself. And remember, only bring home a plant you love!

Heart Leaf Philodendron

  • Looks great in a hanging pot or on a shelf where the leaves can trail.
  • Place in bright indirect light.
  • Water every 7-10 days.

Sansevieria Snake Plant

  • Great as a gift!
  • Water every 3 weeks in growing season, once a month in the winter.
  • You can set it and forget it, but don’t totally forget it.


  • Comes in all different varieties.
  • Water every 3-4 weeks, or when you notice the leaves drooping.
  • Let it dry out, then give it a nice soak.
  • Thrives in lower light (not no light).

ZZ Plant

  • Water every 3-4 weeks.
  • Can grow in low light or bright indirect light.
  • Looks very masculine in a black pot.

Prayer Plant (Maranta)

  • Closes up at night as if it’s praying.
  • Water every 10-14 days.
  • Place in bright indirect light.
  • Don’t let direct light hit the leaves.

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