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15 Best Indoor Plants for Houseplant Beginners - Easy Beginner Houseplants

best indoor plants for houseplant beginners - easy beginner houseplants

Looking after a plant can seem like a daunting responsibility if you're new to plants. Not only that, starting an indoor garden can be overwhelming when there's so many pretty houseplants to choose from.

What indoor plants are the best for houseplant beginners? This is the exact question most of us have all had when we got our first indoor plants. Usually when someone's plant dies, they are given the thought that killing indoor plants is in their genes. "I just don't have a green thumb". But it doesn't have to be that way. You might not have the greenest thumb, but you’ve decided that indoor plants are a part of your lifestyle and the choice is simply to learn as much as possible about them. No worries!

Check out our list of the best indoor plants for beginners, guaranteed to help you get started on your plant hobby, with a little direction. Soon you'll be having your very own indoor jungle!

1. Syngonium podophyllum Robusta

syngonium podophyllum robusta - easy beginner houseplants indoor plant for home

Robust and easy to take care of - this Syngonium variety lives up to its name and is great for houseplant beginners.

2. Pilea peperomioides Chinese Money Plant

pilea peperomioides chinese money plant - easy beginner houseplants 
 indoor plant for office desk

Plants cost money, but this money plant won't be a waste for beginners who are new to plants. Check out those coin shaped leaves!

3. Phlebodium Blue Star Fern

phlebodium blue star fern - indoor plant for office desk

A hidden gem, this blue star fern will get rid of those new plant blues that a nervous plant beginner might feel.

4. Peperomia Jade (Peperomia obtusifolia)

peperomia jade obtusifolia - easy beginner indoor houseplants

The jade peperomia is an easy-care plant that you just can't go wrong with as a beginner, as long as you remember to water it.

5. Ficus elastica Ruby

ficus elastica ruby - easy beginner houseplants indoor plant for home

Quite a beginner friendly plant, this rubber treee sparks a lot of joy with its immaculately coloured leaves - so much blending going on!

6. Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) / Pothos

devils ivy pothos epipremnum aureum - easy beginner indoor houseplants

Technically this should be one of the first few plants an indoor plants beginner should have, but we wanted to show you guys more alternatives that are also suitable.

7. Philodendron birkin

philodendron birkin - easy beginner houseplants indoor plant for home

High light, medium light, low light... this plant can take it all. The Philodendron Birkin has alluring yellow veins that complement the green hard leaves of this beginner plant.

8. Peperomia caperata Silver Ripple

peperomia caperata silver ripple - easy beginner houseplants low light indoor plant for office desk

The Silver Ripple is quite pleasing to the eye with it's cute ripple leaves. As with most peperomias, it is a low maintenance plant that is not only easy to look after but looks great!

9. Zamioculcas zamiifolia / Zanzibar gem / ZZ Plant

zz plant zamioculcas zamiifolia zanzibar gem - easy beginner indoor houseplants

One could say this plant is indestructable (which it is not), but it is definitely beginner friendly and won't shy you away from the plant hobby.

10. Senecio rowleyanus / String of Pearls

string of pearls senecio rowleyanus - easy beginner indoor houseplants

A very stable indoor succulent plant that grows well in medium light and low-mid watering conditions. The string of pearls is a highly sought after beginner plant and does very well indoors compared to other succulent varieties.

11. Ficus elastica Burgundy

ficus elastica burgundy - easy beginner indoor houseplants

Much-like the Ficus Ruby, this beginner plant is a dark changeup in colour to the other low maintenance indoor plants in this list. Look after it and let it grow into a big rubber tree.

12. Epipremnum aureum Snow Queen / Devil's Ivy / Pothos

epipremnum aureum snow queen devils ivy pothos - easy beginner houseplants

Bow down to the Snow Queen... or maybe not. You can be the king of your indoor jungle once you begin your plant journey with this beautifully coloured devil's ivy plant.

13. Sansevieria ehrenbergii Star

sansevieria ehrenbergii - low light indoor plant

This mother-in-law's tongue plant is an excellent beginner plant that can handle low water, low light and high light. It is one of the top choices of indoor plants for air purification.

14. Monstera deliciosa

monstera deliciosa - easy beginner indoor houseplants

Every plant parent has this one and it's certainly a great starter plant for beginners due to it being robust and pleasing to the eye once the leaves start splitting into its iconic leave shapes.

15. Dieffenbachia Starbright / Dumb Cane

dieffenbachia starbright dumb cane - easy beginner indoor houseplants

You must look after this dumb cane - it will do well under the hands of a houseplant beginner. The speckled leaves on the magically patterned foliage is a sight to behold.

Our list of easy indoor plants for houseplant beginners should hopefully help you to decide on which plants to adopt. If you're feeling more confident now, you can also check out our blog post on low maintenance indoor plants or view all of our beginner friendly plants. Shop at Cheeky Plant Co., one of the best places to buy plants online in Australia.

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