For many years, our house was essentially plant-less. I told myself I didn’t have a green thumb and figured it just wasn’t meant to be. I even killed an air plant. But, after my concussions, I began looking for easy, calming, and safe ways to spend my time. With a few inexpensive and easy indoor plants from the grocery store, I gave it another try.
And, to my surprise, they lived. And grew. Of course, there were also a few casualties along the way (oh, you fickle fiddle fig and sassy succulents….) but as I kept trying, I found a few indoor plants I know I can always count on.
So, if you’re looking for easy, no nonsense plants or some tried and true greenery for your jungalow, I’m sharing my pick of the top easy indoor plants for beginners.
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TOP 5 EASY INDOOR PLANTS
This was my very first plant. I find she’s the most forgiving and perks up if forgotten awhile. Pothos boast a lush trailing vine that can be easily propagated (which means you can keep adding to your plant collection, win!).
This beauty is part of the succulent family and seems a little more tolerant of mistakes. Although it does need to rest and be handled gently during repotting (due to its shallow root ball). Little jades are perfect window sill plants and can also grow to be quite large.
Jade is also easily propagated to make dozens of little baby plants – yay!
There are many different types of this sweet plant. Some varieties have marbled leaves, making them a good plant to include in a plant wall for contrast. Peperomia are also easy to find and often sold at Trader Joes!
Weeping Fig – Ficus Tree
These delicate looking plants are in the Ficus family along with the Rubber Plant and the fickle Fiddle Fig, but I think they are so much more tolerable and lenient.
Janet Craig – Draecana Plant
This gal was once a popular potted plant, she’s making a come back with lush leaves and taller varieties. These love indirect light and dry soil in between waterings.
Easy Indoor Plants – More Inspiration
If you’re looking for more plant inspiration, check out my post on 9 Houseplants Available on Amazon (really!) and if you’re still hesitant about your luck with houseplants, check out these ways to add greenery to your home without faux plants.
And, just in case you haven’t completely been won over by the Bungalow concept, check out Wild At Home from Hilton Carter for jaw dropping plant styling and his journey starting from one little plant. I also created a Plant Lover’s Gift Guide to share that plant love!
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