You want to add green to your space, but you fear you don't exactly have a green thumb? There are plants that will survive you, believe us! Now that you know the basic rules to start your indoor jungle, we can recommend some plants we think are best for beginners. We have gathered what we feel are the most neglect tolerant, low maintenance plants.
Zamioculca zamiifolia "Eternity / ZZ Plant"
The ZZ Plant is one of the most common houseplants around, and there's a reason why. This plant is very drought tolerant, it requires watering about once every two weeks, and can stay dry for up to a month. It grows in low light, and even under artificial light. If you're one forgetful plant parent that won't give much attention to your baby plants, this one is perfect for you.
Scindapsus pictus "Satin Pothos"
Can we talk about those beautiful leaves? Um, yes please. The Scindapsus pictus, or commonly called, Santin Pothos is quite spectacular if you ask us. Well good news! This gorgeous plant is very low maintenance. It tolerates neglect and can also grow in low light levels, it does grow better on medium to bright indirect light. It is also very hardy towards pests and infections, they only happen when overwatered, so just make sure you don't overwater it.
Philodendron hederaceum "Philodendron brasil/Heart-leaf Philodendron"
The Heart-leaf Philodendron, or Philodendron brasil, is synonym of resiliency. It's no surprise that this plant has been grown as a houseplant for hundreds of years. This plant, handles it all. It thrives even with intermittent watering, low light and neglect. It also rarely gets pests or infections. It adapts to any conditions so it can be easily grown as an office plant as well, as long as there is a bit of natural light somewhere.
Peperomia obtusifolia "Baby rubber plant"
Oh, Peperomias. This one is the perfect desk plant. It grows in low light, or artificial light. It is drought tolerant as well, so it handles irregular waterings. It also tolerates dry indoor air, if A/C is used, for example. It is also heat tolerant, and it doesn't get burned if exposed to a bit of direct sun. This applies to almost all kind of peperomias: Red Edge, Jelly, Green Peperomia, Cupid, among others. All are very easy to care for, perfect for beginners. And also pet safe, so these are the perfect beginner plant for pet owners!
Which plant was your first? How was your experience? Tell us in the comments!