The 7 Best Houseplants for BeginnersThe 7 Best Houseplants for Beginners

The 7 Best Houseplants for Beginners

These houseplants are the best place to start your collection.

They are all easy to grow and can generally withstand erratic watering, uneven or bad light, and fluctuating temperatures.

They will thrive in dorm rooms, offices, and sometimes even dismal corners.

You can also choose the best houseplant for your home based on your zodiac sign.
12 Houseplants Anyone Can Grow

One of these seven tough-to-kill plants might be right for you.


  1. Golden Pothos Vine
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golden pothos plant

There is a reason golden pothos (Epipremnum pinnatum "Aureum") is one of the most popular hanging plants around.

In its native habitat, golden pothos grows into a tree-swallowing monster with huge yellow and green leaves.

As a houseplant, the plant will grow aggressively from pots or trailing baskets with minimal care.

They will easily root in a simple glass of water. With better care, large, mottled, mature leaves may develop.


Spider Plant

a spider plant by the window sill

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A well-grown spider plant (Chlorophytum) is a magnificent thing.

The plant grows easily in baskets or atop columns with arching leaves.

The variegated variety is by far the most common. Over time, a mature plant will send out plantlets or offsets on long stems that form an impressive hanging display.

These plantlets can be easily repotted to create new specimens. Spider plants are not picky about water, light, or temperature.