7 Beginner-Friendly Houseplants You Need For Your Home

No matter the time of year, beginner-friendly houseplants are a great way to spruce up your home. And you’ve got options, whether you’ve never touched a plant or looking for a quick and easy option. 

No matter the time of year, beginner-friendly houseplants are a great way to spruce up your home. And you’ve got options, whether you’ve never touched a plant or looking for a quick and easy option. 

The good news is that we’ve got seven beginner-friendly houseplants to bring into your home to liven things up and make your home a brighter, more welcoming place. 

Perhaps you’re in full-on decorating mode; it’s the best way to make your kitchen, living room, and other gathering spaces beautiful and welcoming. Houseplants are all the rage in interior design, so as you pick out new things for your home, don’t pass up the indoor garden section. 

We know that the idea of houseplants can be intimidating at first, but there are so many low-maintenance options to choose from that are sure to liven up your home and bring you joy. Here are our top seven beginner-friendly houseplants for you to try out.

Low Maintenance House Plants 


Succulents come in so many varieties and are all over the place. The key with most succulent plants is to sit them in moderate, indirect light and leave them be. So, if you want a plant that you can enjoy from afar, the succulent is for you.

Succulents don’t need a lot of watering or fertilizer, so instead of keeping them on a watering schedule, examine them once every two weeks. If the leaves feel soft or show signs of wilting, it’s watering time! If they are still firm, you can skip watering. Succulent maintenance is truly that simple. 


If you want a pothos plant, you’ll need to decide which kind. There are several to choose from – golden, marble queen, neon, jessenia, Manjula, pearls and jade, silver/satin, N-joy, and Cebu blue. Each plant comes with unique characteristics.

Pothos varieties are known for being almost indestructible. These gorgeous vining plants like to have their soil completely dry between watering and don’t need much sun. They can thrive in nearly any light environment. They’re the kind of plant you’ll want if you live in a basement!

ZZ Plant 

The Zamioculcas zamiifolia is usually referred to as the ZZ plant or the Zanzibar gem due to its deep green, waxy leaves. It has no problems thriving in a low-light and dry environment. That shouldn’t be surprising since the plant natively grows in the East African countries of Zanzibar and Tanzania. 

These plants like to be completely dry between waterings; a once-a-month watering schedule is quite suitable for these unique, beginner-friendly houseplants. A typical ZZ plant is green, but you can find a “raven” with purple, almost black leaves. Keep them out of reach if you have little kids, as they are toxic to consume. 

Aloe Vera 

Everyone knows and loves the aloe vera plant for sunburns or aloe drinking water. But did you know that aloe vera is a plant that you can quickly grow at home? 

And you’re not limited to one style. Aloes come in different shapes and sizes, all of which are easy to care for. You can place them in medium-to-high indirect light and, like succulents, water them sparsely. 

These plants often produce pups, like baby plants that you can harvest and plant in a pot to continue growing. You can spread aloe plants throughout your home or gift them to another plant-loving friend. Whether for decor or practical uses, you can’t go wrong with having aloe vera on hand. 

Snake Plant 

Almost any plant lover would recommend a snake plant to someone getting started. Snake plants take the cake when it comes to beginner-friendly houseplants. 

These plants are not picky about their lighting situation, which is fitting for a low-light bathroom, basement, or bright kitchen counter. Additionally, they won’t need watering very often. 

A 15-day watering schedule seems to do the trick for most snake plant parents. So, these plants will surely meet watering restrictions if you live in a drought-stricken area. 

Philodendron Varieties 

If you want a philodendron plant, you have two major types to choose between – upright philodendron and climbing or vining philodendron. There are 450 varieties, so we can’t cover them all, but we’ll mention the most popular ones. The philodendron family is vast and contains plants in various sizes, both large and small. 

Examples of philodendrons include the green heartleaf, the Lemon Line, Pink Princess, Brasil, Micans, Brandtianum, Imperial green, Prince of orange, winterbourne, Burle Marx, Silversword, and Moonlight. These plants are just as beautiful as their names imply.

While some philodendrons require more care, wide varieties don’t. Like the heartleaf and brazil philodendrons, many vining philodendron plants behave similarly to pothos plants. You can water them once the top two inches of the soil feel dry. 

You can do this less frequently in the winter. If you notice the leaves curling, it’s time to water! 


These houseplants come in different sizes, making the perfect earthy addition to almost any room. A monstera does best in moderate light but will also be fine in lower light settings. It just might not grow as fast. 

You can keep this plant on a fairly lenient watering schedule. Just check to ensure the first two to three inches of soil are dry before you water again to prevent overwatering.  

New Plants, New Home With Mountains States Kitchen and Bath

While redecorating with these beginner-friendly houseplants is fun, it might not be enough for you. Renovating your home can bring even more joy as you create your dream space and custom cabinetry for your plants. 

If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, or if you’re considering your options, call Mountain States Kitchen and Bath. You can count on us to have the most on-trend and timeless styles for all your home renovation needs.

Are you ready to learn more? You can find our showroom in Lehi, Utah, or contact us over the phone to get a quote today. We hope to see you soon!

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