Best houseplants for beginners

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Looking to spruce up your home with some greenery?

House plants have been all the rage recently, providing a lavish look to decorate your home’s interior, they can also create a positive impact on your mental health and purify the air in your home.

If you’re thinking of starting to look after some house plants this year, we have created a list of the best and easiest house plants to look after for beginners!

Snake Plant

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Snake plants are easy to grow and hard to kill, they can be grown in low light and only need to be watered occasionally.

These plants also remove toxins from the air, purifying it and making it the perfect house plant for beginners!

Spider Plant

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Spider plants are one of the most popular house plants out there.

Its popularity is due to its ease of growing and maintenance, as the plant can easily adapt to almost any condition it is placed in.

Keeping this plant in a bright spot and maintaining its moisture levels in the soil will help it grow happily in your home.

Over time, these plants can create offsets which can be easily replotted to create new specimens.

Peace Lily

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A Peace Lily is one of the most recognisable indoor plants you can get, with its green foliage crowned by white flowers.

These popular plants come in several different varieties, including large foliaged forms. They are beautiful, hardy, and easy to grow, like many other plants Peace Lilies are a natural air-purifier.

Avoid direct sunlight and keep watering these plants to avoid them from dying.

Phalaenopsis orchids

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These house plants are popular among households due to their tropical flair and colourful blooms.

Their flowers can last for up to three months from the bud, and you can coax them to flower again if you are patient.

These orchids are easy to grow despite their tropical and delicate appearance, they prefer a bright area that’s not in direct sunlight and to avoid overwatering by watering the plant about once a week.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Fiddle Leaf Figs are ideal for creating a backdrop of luxurious fresh foliage in your home and are a personal favourite with many interior designers.

Fiddle leaf figs grow upright and can reach up to heights of three to four meters high, therefore needing larger pots to accommodate them.

These plants favour a more moist, humus-rich but well-drained soil.


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Succulents are ideal for those who forget to water and care for their plants.

They are very adaptable and can survive many different conditions, however, they do need to be placed in a bright spot and in well-drained soil with little water.

Although unlike other plants, succulents can tolerate low humidity, they don’t suffer from the unpleasant side effects of dry air.

Succulents come in all different shapes and size making them a perfect match for your home no matter how big or small it is.

The benefits of having house plants

  • Improve your mood
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Lower stress and anxiety
  • Improve office performance and focus
  • Boosting healing and pain tolerance
  • Minimizing the occurrence of headaches by improving air quality
  • Easing dry skin and respiratory ailments due to dry air
  • Working on plants can be therapeutic
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