Houseplants for Beginners: 15 Stunning, Low-Care Picks

Houseplants are more than just trendy home decor; they bring life, color, and a breath of fresh air into your living space. If you’re new to the world of indoor gardening, it’s essential to start with low-maintenance options to build your confidence and green thumb.

Let us introduce you to 15 stunning houseplants that are perfect for beginners. These resilient beauties are not only easy to care for but also have the power to transform your home into a lush, green oasis.


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You cannot go wrong with Dracaena. It is a great houseplant that you can place on table tops or in that spot you do not know what to do with. It is a great house plant because you can water it sparingly every week.  Word of warning, this plant is toxic to dogs and cats.

Boston Fern

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I’m pretty sure you’ve heard about this one or at least seen it somewhere. A Boston Fern is one of the most popular variants in its family. It is so famous because it requires so little care to blossom and fill the room.  Non- toxic.


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Why add just green leaves to your house when you can also have health-beneficial plants? Meet Aloe Vera, one of the most health-beneficial plants on the planet.  Aloe leaves are great for burns and sunburns, cut off a leaf, cut length wise in half and put the clear jelly inside on the burn (keep the other half in a plastic bag in the fridge til you replace the original leaf) Can be toxic to pets and children if consumed.


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Begonia is a gem among low-maintenance houseplants, truly capable of giving any room some added beauty. With this luscious foliage comes warmth and light that will instantly transform the atmosphere. Despite its generally chill care requirements, Begonia can be quite picky when it comes to environment; they thrive in humid conditions, but don’t worry if yours isn’t one of them! It’ll still live happily ever after.  Most toxic parts are underground.

Peace Lily 

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Are you looking for a fuss-free flower that can still put on an impressive show? Well, let’s just say the Peace Lily is definitely worth considering. I know what you’re thinking: ‘Oh great, another boring lily!’ But trust me, if you dig into all its special features and benefits, it’ll surprise even the most skeptical of souls!  Can be toxic to pets.


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When you’re looking for an easy-care plant, you can’t go wrong with Pothos, making it a real ace in the hole! It’s hardy as all get-out and won’t give two hoots about low water and light conditions.  Can be toxic to pets and irritate their mouth if consumed.


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If you made it this far down the list, you must be searching for something that is succulent (no pun intended) but blossoms when neglected. Meet Succulents, your absolute best indoor plant to forget.  Non-toxic (although some might have irritants like cacti)

Jade Plant

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Are you a master at neglect? The Jade plant thrives on neglect and forgetfulness; there is nothing on earth you can do to hurt this plant’s feelings.  Mildly toxic to cats.


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Are you more into plants that are beautiful to look at—almost like flowers—but not as delicate? Then, you will absolutely love Bromeliad. Bonus for you pet lovers that have “diggers” this plant can be planted without soil, the plant itself is non-toxic.

ZZ Plant

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Have you killed off every other plan you have had in your care before? Then you will have no problem with the ZZ plant; it is a challenge to kill this plant practically.  Be aware that all parts of this plant are toxic to both humans and pets if consumed.


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Philodendron is a fast-growing household plant that adapts to whatever environment you place it in; it requires very little sunlight to blossom.  Be aware that all parts of this plant are toxic to both humans and pets if consumed.


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Although Kalanchoe is a tropical succulent flowering plant, it is one of the best low-maintenance houseplants you can buy. You only have to give it the occasional spritz of water.  Poisoning has occurred in dogs.

Cast Iron Plants

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This nearly indestructible plant is aptly named. Cast Iron Plants will thrive under any condition, even when they’re under the care of a terrible plant parent. Non-toxic safe for pets and children.

Air Plants

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Are you the “always busy type?” Then air plants are perfect for you; they’re native to deserts, and they will thrive on what little attention you give them.  Non-toxic.

Snake Plant

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You need to consider the snake plant if you don’t have time to water your plants before going out for your daily activities. The snake plant usually survives without any problems, even without water for some time. Poisonous to dogs.

DIY Artificial Plants for Outdoors on a Budget

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Don’t have time to water your potted plants, but love the look? Try this great hack with beautiful DIY artificial plants for outdoors with twinkling solar lights at night, for a deal per planter!

27+ Garden Edging Ideas

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Garden edging is a great way to make your yard look beautiful and keep flower beds contained. Try one of these garden edging ideas to update your curb appeal.

Zen Garden Path Ideas

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Discover these Zen garden backyard ideas! These 10 unique and stunning garden designs can enhance the beauty and tranquility of your landscape. From intricate stepping stones to wood slice walkways, these ideas will inspire you to create your own peaceful oasis where relaxation and meditation can be the Zen you truly need.

How To Build a Window Box Planter in 5 Easy Steps

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Build your own DIY window box planter to add curb appeal and make your home exterior look amazing! This tutorial breaks it down into 5 easy steps to build a custom window planter box for flowers.

25 Annuals for Shade That Bloom All Summer:

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Here is a list of 25 Annuals for Shade that bloom all summer. What could be better than great flowers that last a long time and do well in shade?! Great for container gardening.

DIY Monogram Planter Building Plans

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Follow this step-by-step tutorial and woodworking plans to build this large outdoor DIY monogram planter in the letter of your choice, for a welcoming and personalized front porch decoration.

Home Trends Going Out of Style

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Jump on board the time machine, and let’s check out some old home design trends that are so yesterday. We’re talking about things that used to be cool but now make us go, “Huh?” Here are 15 outdated home trends that need a major makeover!

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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