Whenever I post one of my pretty plant babies on Instagram I always get asked about which plants are best for beginners. I’m definitely no expert but I will share which plants I’ve been able to keep alive for almost a year. I’m pretty proud that my thumb isn’t so black anymore. 😂
But first, let me chat a second about the planter above. This trio of plants was a set that I found at Lowe’s last spring and it’s one of my favorites. The three plants (snake, chinese evergreen, and philodendron) are all no-fuss plants and some of the easiest to keep alive. They don’t need a lot of water or direct sunlight so they’re easy to place in your home.
Alright, are you ready?
Here’s the plants I personally have that I’ve had the easiest time keeping alive:
- Arrowhead Plant – only needs watered about once a week and loves sunshine
- Inch Plant / Wandering Jew – my first plant I got and still love. Colors are gorgeous and super easy to propagate. My one plant has now turned to 3.
- Snake plant – basically indestructible. Only needs watered every 2-3 weeks. I have 6 of them.
- ZZ plant – so gorgeous and another one that is SUPER low maintenance. Doesn’t need water often and can live in low light. Basically a plant of steel.
- Monstera – my personal favorite. Easy to propagate and just needs watered once a week. Loves the sun light and doesn’t like to be moved often.
- Pothos – another hardy plant that likes to “crawl”. These are do pretty in hanging planters so they can drape and be all beautiful.
- First, decide where the plant will live in your home. Know what kind of light it’s going to get all day. You don’t want to purchase one that needs full light if it’s going to sit on your mantle or coffee table where it won’t get enough.
- Keep your phone handy so you can do research on the plant when you’re in the store. Even though you may love the look of a plant, you don’t want to waste money and possibly kill it by not knowing what it needs beforehand.
- Don’t repot your plant when you get it. Most plants can survive up to a year in the pot they come in before they need to move to a larger one. If you’re wanting to put it in a decorative pot, buy one a little bigger so the plastic fit down in it nicely.
- If you’re wanting to expand your plant knowledge, I suggest joining The House Plant Enthusiasts Facebook page. The members are everything from beginners to experts and they are incredibly helping if you need any help or additional information. I get so inspired every time I see the posts.
- Grab THIS MISTER. I use it on my plants every few days to add a bit of extra moisture to the leaves. It’s wonderful!!
Let me walk you through a few things about how I created this space:
- First up, I had to un-attach myself to certain things in order to get rid of them. Thinking about how much I paid for something really held me back but I had to overcome that and realize if I wasn’t using it, then I wasn’t enjoying it.
- I brought every piece of clothing I had into this space. This closet was FULL before but now EVERYTHING is in here. I no longer have tubs of off-season apparel in my attic AND I brought everything from my chest of drawers in my bedroom in there. Now when it’s time to get dressed, everything I need is in here and I’m not going back and forth. I got rid of a lot of shoes and switched them over to the shelving on the opposite side. This left enough space to add baskets to organize my undergarments, socks, and pajamas. As I said, my entire wardrobe is now in this room. 🙌🏻
- Organization is key to keeping this room flowing. Everything has a home and I have to be sure to put it back where it belongs when I’m done with it. I grabbed my gorgeous white Longaberger baskets to keep everything contained but beautiful to look at.
- If you have room or wall space for a little home decor, add it! I’m currently redoing my home office so I moved my beloved framed shopping bags here and added a cute rug to brighten up the space even more.