Do you find peace, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment through gardening? Don’t allow the winter weather to take that away from you!
Bringing plants inside to grow all year long brings a fresh element of design to your living space. These beautiful beings will light up your environment and allow you to practice your passion.
Learn from this planting for beginners guide on 10 plants you can easily grow indoors.
1. Aloe Vera
Start your indoor plant adventure with an easy option. Aloe vera requires very little maintenance for growth.
They will thrive in a wide range of temperatures, from moderately cold to extremely warm. As a desert plant, it should not receive water more than every few weeks but will need a good supply on watering days. Place this succulent in a pretty pot and place it on any ledge where it receives direct sunlight.
Its tapered extensions bring both functionality and spa-like serenity into a room. Break off a piece of the plant to soothe burns, and then allow for healing and regrowth before your next use.
2. Prayer Plant
A prayer plant brings luck into the home and looks gorgeous as it does so. This plant will thrive fairly easily.
It grows natively in the rainforest, so it depends on a humid climate. Running a humidifier in your home or placing cups of water near vents as you run heat throughout the winter offers benefits to both your plant and you.
Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, and feed it all-purpose fertilizer every couple of weeks for optimal growth. Hang this plant in corners of your home where it receives indirect sunlight.
Not enough sunlight? A grow box will help it flourish through the cloudiest days in winter!
3. Spider Plant
These leggy-looking plants will persevere through almost any indoor condition, making them one of the best plants for beginners. They look great in hanging planters or flowing down from shelves.
They grow best with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil well-drained and this beauty will help to purify the air in your home.
4. African Violet
If you love warm and cozy conditions during the winter, an African Violet plant will grow well in your home. This gorgeous plant will bloom several times throughout the year with filtered sunlight and generous warmth.
Allow this symbol of friendship and faithfulness to dry out between waterings to avoid overwatering. Also, keep water away from the fuzzy leaves to prevent brown spots from marring this gorgeous addition to your home.
5. Ornamental Pepper Plant
When growing plants inside, add a pop of color and unique style with an ornamental pepper plant. They grow in an assortment of vibrant colors and shapes, offering the opportunity to plant your persona.
These pretty pepper plants need a few hours of direct sunlight each day. Keep them in a window that faces either sunrise or sunset.
Water them generously, but infrequently. They should not sit in puddles.
6. Old Lady Cactus
Despite the name, these cacti will bring a sense of fun and youthfulness into your home. Her wreath of vibrant flowers that grow around the crown of white, hairy spines adds character and charm to your living space.
Keep her planted in a fast-draining medium and water about once a week. The old lady cactus will grow happily in a bright spot receiving indirect sunlight.
7. Peace Lily
This plant freshens up a room with an understated classiness. Of all the easy plants to grow, this one will truly leave you feeling at peace. You can over or under water a little without harming this pretty plant.
With that said, they do thrive best in moist but well-drained soil. Though the peace lily loves bright sunlight, it can survive in a room that offers indirect rays.
Looking to please your fur family? Grow a pot of catnip!
Keep this relaxing treat on sunny ledges around the house. To avoid your curious kitty from knocking it down while taking a taste, plant it in a heavy pot, a little bigger than what you actually need.
Care for this plant by generously watering it regularly, so the soil stays consistently moist but not puddled. If it begins to flower, trim the buds so the leaves grow better.
9. Ponytail Palm
Give your room spunk with a ponytail palm. This member of the agave family requires very little care to flourish, making it perfect for people who travel often.
Though it looks like a mix between a little tree and a resident of Fraggle Rock, it is actually a desert plant that stores large amounts of water in its trunk. Place it in a sunny spot and it will thrive receiving water every couple of weeks.
Admittedly, number 10 comes with a cheat, as “herbs” describes an entire genre of plants. But, you can easily grow so many of these useful aromatics indoors that picking only one seems like a disservice to you.
Here are a few easy herbs to grow inside your home.
Chives run expensive at the grocery store. Yet, you can easily grow them almost anywhere!
Frequently water and properly drain them. They do best in a south-facing window.
Grow fresh flavor with little hassle, in any variety of mint. Though it thrives in full sunlight, mint survives in partial shade as well. Keep the soil damp for optimal growth.
This resilient plant’s textured leaves look pretty in a sunny window and offer a variety of health benefits. Dried sage also purifies rooms when burned.
It needs some sun and little water to thrive. If you neglect it for a quick vacation, thorough watering will bring sage right back to life.
Planting for Beginners Made Easy
Buying the right plants makes planting for beginners both easy and enjoyable. Add an extra element of health and beauty into your home with little hassle when you grow low-maintenance plants.
Do you want to increase your health and happiness in more areas of your life? Read more tips on our wellness page!