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7 Best Plants for Beginners

 
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Do you have a dark past? Are you a plant serial-killer? Well, this article is for you. Many new plant-parents buy plants on a whim only to find themselves with a pile of dead plants a few weeks later. Don’t let this demotivate you, after all, having plants in your home has many benefits and they are definitely worth the try. In this article we will list out 8 plants and plant families that are low-maintenance and perfect for beginners.

 

1- ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

You know that friend that puts up with your crap no matter what you do? That's Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ Plant) for you. A very hardy and forgiving plant for newbies still developing their green thumb. This beautiful plant thrives in low light and needs to be watered only when it is completely dry.

 2- Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Snake plants are a top choice for beginners, they have a rough sturdy texture, are extremely low maintenance, need very little water, and can thrive in almost any lighting condition. Talk about the whole package?!

Are you ready for some fun facts?

1- This plant tops NASA's list for plants used for air purification.

2- The Snake Plant is also referred to as "Mother in-law's tongue", given its long and sharp shape. So now you know who you can gift it to 

These beautiful plants can go weeks without even a speck of moisture, making them perfect if you can’t remember to water plants or if you travel frequently.

3- Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a perfect plant for all plant noobs. If you can’t keep up with watering your plants, aloe is perfect for you. Aloes are very low maintenance. They thrive in bright indirect light and only need to be watered approximately once a month. To perfectly time your watering, make sure the Aloe is completely dry before watering it again.

4- Spider plant

Spider plants are extra resilient, making them a great option for plant beginners. Spider plants do well in medium to bright indirect light. They need watering only once a week.  

5- Succulents 

The only way for you to kill a succulent is if you place it in a pitch dark room or if you overwater it. In other words, these plants are foolproof and completely carefree.

6- Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos are a must have for any avid plant collector. These trailing plants bring so much life into your space with their vibrant colors which vary based on which Pothos you get.  These plants can do well in low to medium indirect light. They require watering almost weekly, depending on how quickly they dry in your space.

7- Philodendron

Often confused with Pothos, Philodendrons are also low-maintenance plants. While not quite as hardy as pothos, these are great plants to graduate to.

Philodendrons come in all shapes and sizes, so you have plenty to choose from depending on your aesthetic preferences.

If you are unsure which plant is right for you, feel free to reach us at info@cactifi.com or DM us on Instagram @cactifi

 

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