10 easy-to-grow houseplants for beginners

For someone who's never grown houseplants before, the idea of caring for a bunch of living organisms with a wide range of food, water. 

1.ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia isn’t exactly an easy name to say, but the ZZ plant, as it is commonly known, is a cinch to grow.

2.Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

A perfect fit for plant newbies who aren’t into high-maintenance houseplants, sansevierias are the definition of easygoing

3.Pothos

Arguably one of the most common plants in both homes and offices, pothos is easy to grow and looks great as its leaves begin to trail downward.

4.Aloe Vera

This succulent requires more light than some of the other houseplants on this list but is still easy to grow for anyone who’s got a bright sunny window. 

5.Air Plants (Tillandsia)

Tillandsia, or air plants, offer dramatic looks for truly minimal effort. These spiky beauties don’t require soil or even frequent watering

6.Spider Plant

A plant that keeps on giving, happy spider plants produce “pups” that can be planted in soil to produce entirely new plants

7.Rūbber plant (Ficus elastica)

It’s a great floor plant thanks to its vertical growth, and the dark leaves add a dramatic pop of color. 

8.Ponytail Palm

It’s a great floor plant thanks to its vertical growth, and the dark leaves add a dramatic pop of color. 

9.Heart-Leaf Philodendron

Capable of producing lush, trailing vines, heart-leaf philodendrons are great for beginners who don’t have optimal lighting conditions in their homes.

10.Christmas Cactus


This cactus gets its name thanks to the bright, colorful blooms that often appear around the holidays