Houseplants For Beginners

Houseplants For Beginners

A shelf of plants, a fern, some pots and a cactus

When you are choosing a house plant you need to go beyond the appearance of the plant although that is a good place to start. If there is a certain kind of plant that you want to have look into the care instructions first. Some plants need more care and others are best left to an expert gardener as opposed to a novice one. If you fall into the latter category of gardeners you will want plants that are easy to care for, are hardy, and have a low maintenance schedule.

Ferns are a popular choice for indoor house plants as they are easy to care for, do not require to be repotted very often and are attractive. There is a wide range of fern varieties available and each one has a unique look. Some of the different ferns great for houseplants are:

* Maidenhair Ferns

Maidenhair fern

* Blue Star Ferns

Begonias are a great choice for the indoors too especially if you do not have a great light source. This plant can survive on very little light each day. Some will flower indoors but the leaves are beautiful on their own too. They also donít mind cooler temperatures either, but it should not get colder than 7 degrees Celsius. Some of the begonia varieties available:

* Polka Dot  Begonias

Watercolour image of a polka dot begonia
* Begonia Masoniana

The fern and begonia arenít the only breeds of houseplant that will survive even the newest of green thumbs. Here is list of different kinds of plants you can try too:

* Spider Plants

Spider plant in a lime green pot

* Devilís Ivy (or Marble Pothos) 

* Sansivera

Sansivera, or snake plant in a terracotta pot

* ZZ Plant

ZZ plant with a pair of glasses and coffee cup

Once you have a few plants in your indoor garden and are comfortable with the care required, you will have the skill and confidence needed to take care of a higher-needs variety.