Hello friends! I am so excited about today’s post because it just so happens to be my one year anniversary of being a plant mom! Yes, thats a thing..LOL! It’s been one year since I bought my first houseplant, and now, I’m up to eleven plants! Woohoo!! I think it’s safe to say that I am addicted to them and how they look in my home. One concern and fear that I had before I owned real plants was wondering if I could keep them alive. Well, the answer is yes, but only if you choose the easiest and right houseplant for your home. Today, I am going to hopefully help you put all of your real houseplant fears to rest and show you my top 5 favorite houseplants for beginners. I truly hope this little guide helps you choose the right plant for you!
1. Silver Pothos
I’m starting with my absolute favorite indoor plant, the Silver Pothos! This gorgeous plant looks so beautiful draping down a shelf, and will add beauty to any space. I have major heart eyes for this plant!
How Do You Care For A Silver Pothos?
The Silver Pothos likes bright, indirect light year round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to lose their variegation. My plants sit on two shelves right next to an outdoor window. Water your Pothos enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. I have been watering this plant once a week and so far, it has been the perfect amount. It’s best to water when the top inch of the soil is dry.
2. Peperomia “Isabella” Yellow
The Isabella plant is fairly new to my houseplant collection, but so far I have been loving it. This plant looks beautiful draping from a shelf or as a tabletop centerpiece!
How Do You Care For An “Isabella” Plant?
Grow the Isabella plant in a medium or bright spot to keep the plant happiest. They can tolerate low light, but don’t grow as well and their foliage may not be as interesting. I keep my Isabella plant in my dining room hutch. This room has two windows, so it gives the plant just the right amount of light to thrive. Water peperomia when the soil feels dry to the touch. I water mine once a week. Isabella shows off tiny leaves and a tight habit, making it a great ground cover for taller houseplants or a wonderful hanging basket plant. I love how it drapes out of the bowls in my hutch! My plants are still babies, so I’m hoping it will start growing even more very soon. So far, this plant has been super easy to care for, and I love how it looks as a decor element!
3. Golden Pothos
I would easily consider the Golden Pothos to be the easiest plant to care for, so this is especially good if you are looking for your first real plant. I promise, you can handle this one! I love to put this in my larger pots as a centerpiece on a table because they are easy to find in larger sizes.
How Do You Care For The Golden Pothos?
The Golden Pothos, has a curious nickname called devil’s ivy because it’s nearly impossible to kill. Like I said, it has the reputation of being one of the easiest houseplants to take care for, and I totally agree. The Golden Pothos is known for its heart-shaped green leaves with variegation in yellow. It thrives in medium to low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun. I have this one in the middle of my living room with not a ton of light, but it does great there. Water weekly similar to the other plants in this post. Allow first inch of potting mix to dry out before watering. It tolerates being dry better than being soaked.
See how pretty it looks as a centerpiece! You can see more details on this space HERE.
4. Cupid Peperomia
Out of all of my house plants, the Cupid Peperomia is my least favorite. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but out of all of these it seems to be the neediest. I have recently noticed a few brown spots on the stems and leaves, so I am still playing around with the lighting and watering techniques in hopes I can make them go away. Otherwise, it has been an easy plant to care for.
How To Care For Cupid Peperomia?
Variegated Cupid Peperomia is a beautiful house plant that offers heart-shaped light green leaves edged in creamy gold. It usually climbs to about 40 inches. I love how the vines climb out of the bowl to offer a beautiful flowy look! Take care not to overwater; it’s susceptible to rot. Like all the plants in this post, I water my Cupid Peperomia once a week. I usually do it on Wednesdays if that helps anyone. Water Wednesday is a great way to remember!
5. Jade Pothos
As you can see, I love me some Pothos! They are actually one of the most popular houseplants which is one reason why you should start with this one. They are so easy to to not only maintain but to thrive!
How To Care For The Jade Pothos?
Just like the other Pothos plants, the Jade Pothos grown indoors, preferably with bright, not direct light, although it also will tolerate low-light conditions. Pothos likes to have its soil dry out between waterings and therefore accepts erratic watering care. That’s another reason why these plants are the perfect houseplant for beginners. Even if you forget to water a few days late, you will be fine with this plant. If you start to see the leaves droop, that’s a sign that the plant is thirsty and needs a drink.
What Should You Use To Hold Your House Plants?
I use my houseplants as a piece of decor in my home and that includes the container that it sits in. I believe the plant holder should also be aesthetically pleasing to the eye and also be like another piece of decor. The options for your plant container are endless. You can use pretty much anything really. The biggest thing to keep in mind is whether the pot leaks. If it is not a sealed container, be sure to take your plant to the sink or outside to water. Below, I am listing a few of my favorite house plant containers, so be sure to check that out. You can also see my favorite brass watering can HERE.
I really hope this post helped you get over your fear of owning and taking care of your own houseplants. I promise, if I can do it, anyone can. These plants are the perfect guide to houseplants for beginners. Please feel free to ask me any questions I may have left out. I may or may not be able to answer them, but I would love to help!