The 10 best houseplants for beginners

Snake Plant

Snake plants are virtually indestructible and can thrive in low light conditions with infrequent watering. They have striking upright leaves with variegated patterns.


Pothos plants are known for their trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves. They tolerate low light and irregular watering, making them perfect for beginners.

Spider Plant:

Spider plants are known for their arching leaves and small white flowers. They thrive in bright, indirect light and prefer evenly moist soil.

ZZ Plant:

ZZ plants are incredibly resilient and can tolerate low light and drought conditions. They have glossy, dark green leaves that add a touch of elegance to any space.


Dracaena varieties, such as the Dracaena marginata or Dracaena fragrans, are easy to care for and come in various shapes and sizes. 

Peace Lily:

They thrive in low to moderate light and prefer consistently moist soil.


They tolerate low light and irregular watering, making them ideal for beginners.

Rubber Plant:

Rubber plants have large, glossy leaves that add a bold statement to any room. They prefer bright, indirect light and infrequent watering once the soil has dried out.

Chinese Evergreen:

Gardenias produce creamy white flowers with a sweet, floral scent. Although they require a bit more care.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera plants have fleshy, succulent leaves that store water, making them highly tolerant of drought conditions.