Top 5 Houseplants for Beginners

*disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. All opinions and views are my own. photos from: thesill.com *

As the number of house-plants I own increases, so too do the number of messages and emails I get from readers looking to grow their own collections. Now, I am in NO way a professional or a certified expert, but researching and talking plants is one of my favorite pastimes…I mean, I could do it all day long…so I thought what better way to do that then to have somewhat regular posts here on my blog dedicated to plants, gardening, and all things nature related! I know you come to me with questions on this topic for a reason, so lets give you guys what you want! Right?? Right!

I totally geek out over plant life. Maybe its the artist in me, or the reverence for God and His creation in my life. I don’t know…but it’s engraved in my DNA to be captivated by nature. Since as far back as I can remember it has awe’d me completely. I remember sitting on the soccer field during recess as a first grader, and picking those little clover flowers. I’d put them up close to my nose, almost going cross eyed, and look at the teeny tiny veins in the leaves, the structure of the stem, and the way each little rice-shaped petal connected itself to it. Just, blew my mind, and still does! The different varieties of plants, care instructions, soil types, different pots (especially fond of hand thrown ceramic! If you know of some good ones, send the deets my way!), decorating with houseplants, and watching the Q&A Instagram Live videos from The Sill….I want all of it..SO good!

Okay, so here we go! I thought I’d tackle the most asked question first.. “What plant should I start with?” I will give you my personal picks, but please do your research as well! The Sill is a great resource because they’ve got their online plant store organized by categories, and “beginners” is a great place to start! If you sign up for their annual membership Plant Parent Club you also gain exclusive access to online and in person workshops, and free shipping!

Here are my picks, along with a little blurb from The Sill  on each plant. Click each plant name learn more info or to have it shipped straight to your door! Happy shopping!

Top 5 Best Houseplants for Beginners

Air Plant

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Plant Care

  • BRIGHTNESS
    • Bright
    • Bright indirect light to full sun.
  • SUN EXPOSURE
    • Direct to Indirect
    • Indirect to full sun.
  • WATER
    • Weekly
    • Mist daily, and soak once a week for about 15 minutes in warm water.
  • HUMIDITY
    • Normal to High
    • Normal to higher humidity. Mist daily.

Snake Plant

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Plant Care

  • BRIGHTNESS
    • Low to Medium to Bright
    • Medium indirect light to full sun. Tolerates low light.
  • SUN EXPOSURE
    • Indirect
    • Indirect light to dappled sun preferred. However, can handle full sun quite well.
  • WATER
    • About every 2 weeks
    • Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
  • HUMIDITY
    • Any!
    • Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.

Pothos

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Plant Care

  • BRIGHTNESS
    • Low to Medium
    • Low light to dappled sun. Tolerates low light.
  • SUN EXPOSURE
    • Indirect
    • Indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
  • WATER
    • Weekly
    • Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
  • HUMIDITY
    • Any!
    • Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.

Succulents

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Plant Care

  • BRIGHTNESS
    • Bright
    • Prefers bright direct light.
  • SUN EXPOSURE
    • Direct
    • Full sun ideal.
  • WATER
    • About every 2-3 weeks in full sun
    • When soil is completely dry and leaves start to wrinkle.
  • HUMIDITY
    • Normal to Dry
    • Think of a desert.

Philodendron

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Plant Care

  • BRIGHTNESS
    • Low to Medium to Bright
    • Medium indirect light to dappled sun. Tolerates low light.
  • SUN EXPOSURE
    • Indirect
    • Indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
  • WATER
    • Weekly
    • Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
  • HUMIDITY
    • Any!
    • Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.

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