11 Easy-Care Plants That Are Perfect for Beginners
If you feel like you’re cursed when it comes to taking care of plants, you’re not alone. Everyone has accidentally overwatered, underwatered, or completely forgotten about a houseplant at some point in their lives, and those mistakes certainly don’t prevent you from enjoying the environmental and wellness benefits of having greenery in your home. Plant care can be learned — it just takes a little bit of time and, most importantly, interest in doing it.
You’ll set yourself up for a better experience by starting off with plants that are easy to care for, so we rounded up 11 of the best plants for beginners for you to choose from. We included options that work in different kinds of lighting situations because we know direct sunlight isn’t always available, as well as plants that don’t require daily watering, so you’re sure to find something here that works in your home. A number of these plants are safe to keep around pets, too. Once you find the perfect piece of nature to bring into your space, grab some indoor gardening tools, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a proud plant parent.
For more tips on taking care of houseplants, check out the New York Botanical Garden’s guide for the most common houseplant questions and issues.