Indoor plants

10 indoor plants for beginners

Have you tried to have any indoor plants but have not known how to take care of them? Do not worry! Some of them are difficult to maintain, even for experts. For this reason, it is best to start with those that are easier to care for.

If you are a beginner, don’t miss our selection of indoor plants, and get off to a good start in the world of gardening .

Aspidistra

It is also known by the name of pilistra, and it is a rhizomatous perennial herbaceous plant that produces leaves with very long petioles, reaching a height of about 40 centimeters. It produces bluish flowers, but they tend to go unnoticed as they are small and sprout almost at ground level.

It is not demanding at all. Keep it in a bright room but in a corner where there is no direct light, and water about twice a week.

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Chlorophytum comosum

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This is a beautiful perennial herb known as ribbon, malamadre or love ribbon with lanceolate leaves 20 to 40cm long, green or variegated (green with a white line in the center). It has a great tendency to produce stolons, which arise from long thin stems. Its flowers are white, very small.

It is easy to take care of since it can be both in bright areas of the house and in those where the light is less intense. In addition, it requires few risks.

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Dieffenbachia

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Dieffenbachia is one of the most popular. This plant has a rather thin stem that can reach a height of 3 to 20 meters depending on the species. Its broad and long leaves are green with a white or yellow center and its preferred place is where there is no direct sunlight.

It needs watering only when you find that the soil is dry and when you see that the plant is too tall, you can cut it down and have your first experience planting cuttings.

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Dracaena fragrans

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This plant, also with a thin stem, has large green leaves and offers slightly perfumed flowers. It reaches a height of more than 6 meters, and it is also known as Tronco de Brasil or Palo de Agua (although it should not be confused: it is NOT an aquatic plant and it does not support excess water, so it is not a good idea to have it neither in pots without holes nor in kokedamas).

It will need protection from direct sun, and a moderate watering frequency for it to grow well.

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Ficus lyrata

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Known as the fiddle-leaf fig, it is an evergreen tree that produces large, shiny leaves. It grows a lot, so much that it can reach the ceiling, so do not be afraid to give it a few cuts when you see it necessary since it can reach up to 15 meters in height.

It is necessary that it is protected from direct sun, otherwise its leaves will burn. And, as for watering, you will have to water it about 3 times a week in summer and somewhat less the rest of the year.

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Philodendron scandens ( now Philodendron hederaceum)

The leaves of this climbing plant are very peculiar due to their dark green color and their heart shape. It can reach a height of 6-7 meters if it has a place to climb, and its leaves are large, 14cm long.

It should not be placed in full sun and it is advisable to water when the soil is dry to the touch. It is preferable to place it in a large pot, at least 40 centimeters in diameter, although it can also be kept in a pendant if it is pruned regularly.

Tillandsia aeranthos

This plant is an epiphytic bromeliad with long, thin greenish leaves that are grouped into rosettes about 20cm high. It is known as carnation of the air, and its flowers are small but very showy, lilac in color.

Its care is so simple that you can keep it in a terrarium for example, or in a dry log, protected from direct sun, and spray it daily with lime-free water to keep the humidity high.

Sansevieria

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Sansevieria are perennial herbaceous plants known as St. George’s sword or mother-in-law’s tongue. Its leaves are long and grow more or less erect, up to 1 meter long, and whose colors range from green to bluish-green, and variegated. The flowers are grouped in racemes or spikes and are small.

They must be in a bright area, but in a place where it hits them directly. As for irrigation, it has to be scarce since excess water seriously damages them.

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Spathiphyllum wallisii

It is known as the peace lily, and it is a very beautiful herbaceous plant, which does not exceed 30 centimeters in height. Its leaves are green and glossy, and it produces normally white flowers.

It requires moderate watering during the summer and scarce the rest of the year, and protection from the sun.

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Yucca

Plants of the genus Yucca are shrubs or evergreen trees that grow between 1 and 10 meters depending on the species. The leaves are ridged, often lanceolate and rigid. They produce flowers grouped in inflorescences, white in color.

They are demanding with regard to light, as they need a lot and if it is direct the better. But not so with irrigation; in fact, they are very resistant to drought so if you water them once a week in summer and every ten days the rest can be fine.

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